Lagden new manager at Applebite Farms

Nov 17, 2009 Full story: Thoroughbred Times 8

Patricia Lagden has been hired as the new manager of Applebite Farms in French Camp, California.

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chickenhearted

Milledgeville, GA

#1 Nov 30, 2009
Isn't this about the 17th manager in the last 12 years? The manager all leave to "pursue other opportunities." That is quite a club of former Applebite managers. Any guess as to how long the latest manager lasts?
Arthur LEMAY

Maisons-laffitte, France

#2 Jan 2, 2010
My wife owns Applebite Farms and I spend a lot of time helping out.

It is depressing to see opinions like this because we had good cause to replace these managers, and chickenhearted should be more sympathetic to the problems owners have.

Although I am retired, I learned through a long business career that owners must replace managers who lose their competence for whatever reason, otherwise it is the owners who get replaced in bankruptcy.

BoomShaKaLaka

Asheboro, NC

#4 Jan 22, 2010
This farm is a joke. I too, agree with the above.
I've heard the farm has a graveyard for the horses that die, or even more shocking the ones they kill. Who wants to do business with a farm that keeps getting new managers? I feel like the farm would be an unstable environment for my horses. How do I know they are getting what they need everyday. Everytime I've been there, not only new managers, but new staff. The staff doesn't stick around for long. With a turnover rate like the one Applebite has made for themselves I'm sure people see the REAL problem lies with the owners of the farm. As for now, I take my horses to another farm not too far away from the uncertain Applebite Farms.
lagden

Manteca, CA

#5 Apr 29, 2010
This farm is a joke. I too, agree with the above.
I've heard the farm has a graveyard for the horses that die, or even more shocking the ones they kill. Who wants to do business with a farm that keeps getting new managers? I feel like the farm would be an unstable environment for my horses. How do I know they are getting what they need everyday. Everytime I've been there, not only new managers, but new staff. The staff doesn't stick around for long. With a turnover rate like the one Applebite has made for themselves I'm sure people see the REAL problem lies with the owners of the farm. As for now, I take my horses to another farm not too far away from the uncertain Applebite Farm.(Quote)

These three absurd responses made my day because it reminded me not to take things too seriously because there are so many people out there who have absolutely no idea of what they are talking about but dont see it as a problem and go ahead and keep talking or in this case writing anyway. Its great that they have no sense of character or pride in themselves as they dont hesitate to talk about things they know nothing about. You got to give them credit I guess for that.If deluding yourself is something to get credit for I guess. But exaggeration is often a comedic tool but not really very funny here. I challenge anyone to name 17 managers of applebite farms! Make me happy and tell me .five names in the whole history of its existence and i will give you that. But unless you were here digging graves and therefore either complicit or incompetent--you were an accomplice and part of the problem not part of the solution. The blame game is easy to play but now that those people are gone from this farm this farm doesnt play that game anymore. I dont think you should be writing libelous statements about others who ou dont now. This farm is one of the best places I have ever seen to raise mares and foals. half the staff has been here over 10 years--yes they just change every week right? and the other half are young fresh faces that are hard working and innovative and despite the constant efforts of the small town mentality people like yourselves that continue to steal and destroy any oll imporovements made here--they keep pushing forsward because that is who they are--not people who waste time writing lies. And as my experience being a bunch of lies--well if you think you can prove my life to not have happened the way it did--bring it on and show me what really happened. I know that small towns often are too quiet for people and they dont have the ingenuity to discover new things and learn and grown but insted take the low road and throw out meaningless accusations about others because they what? have no life..I knw and I am sorry for that but I want to thank you for making my day--yes Virginia there still is small minded stupidity running rampant--it is alive and well and living in Manteca and Modesto.and wherecver else you wrote down as a supposed city you are from. Please just move on the time for you here at Applebite is done and I am sure that everyone is tired of hearingring about your sour grapes abnd dot you think it would make you smore interesting if you talked about something else for a change?lies ]The illegal, immoral, and unethical acts you committed while here were bad enough but the devastating results were horrifying and the purposeful destruction was criminal to say the least. You have not one shred of horseman in you and all i know is if your mouth is open you are lying and now I can say if you are typing you are lying! and what a nice legacy that is, right?
This made me day amd dont forget mesopotamia really isnt a big word its just a long word, ok?
Indie

Chico, CA

#6 Mar 23, 2012
I have to say, I owe a horse that was born and raised at Applebite, and although it is now closed (I believe), it is worth mentioning that of all the off the track horses I've had in my life (50 or more, I'd guess), this particular horse seems to have been treated the best during his formative years. He is by nature sensitive, yet its very clear that he developed none of the issues one normally sees with horses that just come off the track. In fact, he is a huge puppy. You can say what you'd like about Applebite, but its clear to me that someone there was at least good to MY horse at one point in his life.
chickenhearted

Milledgeville, GA

#7 Mar 30, 2013
How long did Lagden last? Not much longer than it took to write her comment. I have/had intimate knowledge of Applebite Farm, and the problem was always the owner. NO ONE goes through that many experienced managers in such a short period of time unless the problem comes from the top! Of course the owner's husband is going to defend her. That is to be expected. However, I feel very sorry for those whose lives were turned upside down by the owner's quest for power. She had many good managers who had done superior jobs before she hired them and after they left to "pursue other opportunities." The problem was always at the top. Farm is closed now, owner has passed away.
Lagden

United States

#8 Mar 31, 2013
chickenhearted wrote:
How long did Lagden last? Not much longer than it took to write her comment. I have/had intimate knowledge of Applebite Farm, and the problem was always the owner. NO ONE goes through that many experienced managers in such a short period of time unless the problem comes from the top! Of course the owner's husband is going to defend her. That is to be expected. However, I feel very sorry for those whose lives were turned upside down by the owner's quest for power. She had many good managers who had done superior jobs before she hired them and after they left to "pursue other opportunities." The problem was always at the top. Farm is closed now, owner has passed away.
I will give you this chicken hearted you are aptly named. And once again you have made my day because when this post was sent to me I really had to re-read and remember because all that is in the past and I living in the present looking to the future. You should try it sometime. Let the dead rest I'm peace. And so glad to hear about a horse being treated well and it paying off later in life. Makes it all worthwhile .
cyndi

Fallon, NV

#9 Apr 9, 2013
I can't beleive the comments from people who have no idea what they are talking about. I worked at applebite for a long time and the owner was a warm person who cared deeply for the welfare of the horses and employees. Sorry, but the graveyard for horses is a myth, but many breeding farms do have them (I wont mention any names). Wonder how many times chickenheart ever visited the farm? I doubt the "intimate" knowledge is any truer than the horse graveyard.

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