Barn Manners: “Door!” March 24 2010, 0 Comments

Don't come in unless you yell "Door!"

Don't come in unless you yell "Door!"

Question: Yesterday I was riding in the indoor when one of the lesson kids’ mom walked right in the ring with her DOG! No “Door!” or anything. She just walked right in without even looking. I had to pull up my 4-year-old to a halt. Luckily no one was hurt. She never even apologized, she just kept walking! I did say to her, “My horse could have hit your dog,” but she just looked at me and kept going. She’s been around the barn for at least two years, she should know better.

Answer: You’re right, she should know better. But sometimes moms forget, just like kids and dogs. I’m not excusing her behavior at all. Once you enter the barn, momness goes out the window, and responsible horse person has to kick in, or you shouldn’t be there.

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