So I started working at a new barn, I love it there. The trainer/owner is super nice and is a licensed judge. But there are a few things that are kinda 'weird' I guess. Like most of the horses upstairs (two level barn, all the big name show horses are upstairs, im talking World Show Top Ten kind of horses) have to have hock injections and fluid removed. All but one of them is super head shy, I can't move with out throwing it's head. At first I dealt with it, but now it's hard to work when you have horses throwing their heads up if you make a move. The horses get an hour out side in pasture (if it's not raining/showing) and then are probably worked for an hour and a half (incuding walking out and warm up) so that's what, maybe 3 hours a day out of the stall? I don't feel like that's enough. The horses do some things during the day that scream to me that they have boarder and are mentally unstimulated from being in side all day. It's really frustrating when you have 5 horses knocking their walls playing with their buckets. They don't have windows, well they do, but the glass is frosted. I have alos noticed some, umm interesting behavior from the riders/trainers. My first day a horse in training was pawing at the ground and the rider kicked it in the stomach Another day the owner had her top ten hunter in hand two year old in the cross ties and he was pawing while trying to wrap his legs and she punched him. I had a horse in the cross ties because I was cleaning it's stall and I went to put it's lead rope over its neck and it set back and almost took the cross ties with her. other then that the horses are taken great care of! Part of me wants to stop working there because of it, but I get paid really well and I don't want to stop because of that. Should i say something next time i see someone do something? idk. ugh, rock and a hard place.