It’s raining so much. So. much.
I’m doing my best not to complain about the rain, but shit happens. What’s not happening is any time at the barn or riding Simon. I was lucky to sneak in a really nice hack on Sunday, but that’s the last time I’ve touched my beloved beasty.
Besides coloring, I’m trying to think of things to blog about. Therefore let this post today stand in the “something to write about” category instead of the “wow Lauren is trying to bitch about people on her blog.” These posts are not directed at anyone, and I’ve seen this stuff at every barn I’ve ever been at! With that in mind, I present “Barn Pet Peeves”.
(I realize this is the most disorganized post ever. Forgive me, the rain has wet my brain.)
As far as barn pet peeves though, there are the little things. Like, it really drives me crazy when someone leaves a halter snapped to a single cross tie and leaves the attached halter dangling on the ground. Is that unsafe or harmful? No, just obnoxious.
What could be considered unsafe by some is not scraping the excess water off your horse after hosing. I’ve boarded somewhere where tons of kids would hose their horse off on a hot summer day, and then leave them standing in the cross ties dripping for 30 minutes+ to “dry off”. That extra layer of water actually holds heat in, so if you don’t scrap it off the horse is physically hotter than it would be without any hosing at all. Don’t believe me? Next time you spray your hot horse off, feel its shoulder after that water sits on their for 30 seconds or more.
Really, my biggest barn pet peeve and what makes me visibly grumpy is when my stuff gets touched/moved/disappeared without my knowing. I will let pretty much anyone borrow anything, but no touchy my things without asking! This includes innocent items from lead ropes or curry combs to smancy items like my saddle. Ask and I share. Not bothering to check to see if X items belongs to someone… and I grumble!
Oh, and the last thing is rain. Rain at the barn is also my pet peeve… especially when there is a week solid of it. 🙁
What are your pet peeves?