Editor’s Note: Horse Illustrated is introducing a new column for 2015. Stable Advice is a place for our readers to offer their advice on some of those uniquely equestrian problems. These aren’t the questions that you’d normally ask your vet or trainer. These are questions about horse life, like dealing with interpersonal struggles at the barn, juggling horse commitments and “real world” obligations, and generally navigating the challenges of living in the 21st-century horse world. Think of this as a place to share advice with a group of your best equestrian friends.
This month’s Stable Advice question:
There has been a problem recently with feed theft at our self-care boarding stable. Every boarder has their own feed stall, but they can’t be locked. No one seems to know who is doing it, and the barn owner is very lackadaisical about security. Most of us are very close, and we care for each other’s horses. I’m extremely offended that someone would steal from other boarders, considering how close everyone is. There are no other stables nearby for us. How should we address this, especially with hay?
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