Tuesday, 20 June 2017

A rant to X

I can't really say this to her; it would be infantile. I need to be very grown-up when I confront her. So I shall rant here. Feel free to ignore a very angry post.

"X - what right did you think you had to walk into my horse's box and cut, yes CUT, his mane? You don't work at the yard; nobody asked you to do this. But you took it upon  your interfering self to mutilate MY horse. The mane looks TERRIBLE. It looks as though a child has been at it with a pair of blunt scissors. You know full well that a mane should never, ever, be cut. It should be pulled*. You have always considered yourself to be something of an expert, so you should know this. Blue has (had) a lovely mane. It didn't need anything done to it. I am furious (I rarely get very angry, but this time I am).

"I didn't know what to do with all this anger, so I'm spilling it out onto my blog, which I'm quite sure you've  never even heard of, never mind read. When I see you, I shall try very hard to be civilised, but you will sulk, which is what you always do if anyone annoys you. But I don't do the sulking thing because it's childish. I shall be the bigger person (I actually am the bigger person, being several inches taller than you). I shall try to control myself as best I can. And hope very much that you can find some explanation for your extraordinary behaviour. (What I would really like to do is go into your horse's box and cut his mane OFF. But I shan't. Sadly.)"

I shall probably see X tomorrow. I'll let you know how adult/ sensible I manage to be....

*Anyone in the know will know that a horse's mane is never cut; the hair is pulled out in such a way as to leave a natural looking line. This does not hurt the horse!

16 comments:

  1. Very strange behaviour. She had probably run out of tape for her fingers or forgotten her specs. A case of mistaken identity.

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    1. No mistaken identity, Adrian. She knows me and my horse well.

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    2. A boot up the bum is in order.

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  2. ... but why did she cut it, Frances?

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    1. That's what I need to ask her, Wendy. If I can keep my temper....

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  3. That's my question too Frances. Why? If she is a groom, maybe she thought... whatever, she should have ASKED. I don't think I would be able to control my temper as she has violated your horse. Good luck.

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    1. She is not a groom. She's just another livery client. I still haven't decided what to say to her. Think of me!

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  4. It totally beggars belief. I would be angry too. I would also have it out with her sulk or no sulk.

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    1. It's going to be a difficult conversation, Graham,but I'm going to do my best!

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  5. The only thing I can think of is Jealousy. (Bat-Shit Crazy just came to mind also)
    I would discuss this transgression with the owner of the livery stables. He or she must lay down the law or kick this person out. Shaming them by circulating a letter to everyone is his/her obligation.
    How could anyone feel safe again?

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    1. Unfortunately, the yard manager is away this week, ER. But I shall certainly tell her. I've still got to confront X. I've been rehearsing all day!

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  6. So sorry to hear this Frances. Will the mane grow back? Could it be seen as a criminal offence? If so, report it. Have you inadvertently upset this person? Some folks take umbrage at the slightest thing. Feel free to rant here as much as you need to. X

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    1. The mane will certainly grow back, Frances. I've now spoken to her, and she genuinely seems to think she was doing me a favour! But I did call it vandalism, and she went off in a huff. Oh well. I can live with that.

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  7. How do you know it was her? Did anyone see her cutting your horse's mane and report to you, or did she tell you herself?
    Anyway, I think what I'd want to do (which would be childish, too) in your place was cutting HER OWN hair... not her horse's mane.

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    1. Meike, she was seen at the time. And I can't really cut off her hair as it's very short anyway. And maroon....Enough said!

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