Hypothetical Scenario ( ;) )
You've been going to the same barn in NC for years. You love most of the boarders there, and have a lot of fun riding with everyone. You lease a horse which means everything to you- you love him to death. You've found your "horsie match", so to speak.
However, your trainer verges on being verbally abusive, makes you feel like a waste of space, and basically an all around screw-up. You do so much for her, feed and water her horse, etc. Belittling comments are constantly directed at you, and you highly dislike having lessons/ even being their when your trainer is around.
(Switching trainers at this barn is not an option.)
You are sick of coming home after every lesson feeling like crap, you are tired of worrying yourself sick before lessons, etc.
What would YOU do?
Is it worth putting up with all of this to simply stay with your horse?