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post #1 of 7 Old 12-30-2008, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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Farm Vent; Adivce please!

Okay, so i've been at this farm for 11 years now and that place is my second home. Everyone there is like family to me, and I love my trainer to death. She's a sister to me, and my BEST friend. But now, I'm the oldest there, besides these two new girls who are about a year older, but theyre novice riders, with me, I want to go far into riding, and i want to travel. And with me being the most expirenced Rider there, Its hard for me to do bigger things, unless its me and my trainer, because she finally got herself a horse that she's working with, and she's going to be showing with me in the next couple seasons once her horse is set. But we only do local shows, basically we go to every local so much, they all know me there, they know what horses i ride, and theyve all known me since i was about 5. But in my area, theres many farms, but my farms board is the cheapest. $175 and everyone else is about $350 or so. And theyre all snobby. I just want to go onto jumpers, and i want to travel to shows and see new places.
I dont want to move farms because Ive been there soooo long. . .. . ugh.


Has anyone been in the situation.

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post #2 of 7 Old 12-30-2008, 12:09 PM
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I've never been in that situation, but I'd like to suggest you talk to your trainer. Let her know where you would like to go with your horse and training. Be honest, ask if she feels she can take you where you want to go. If she can't take her advise on someone who she thinks may be able to help you. Then contact them and have them come to you rather than you going to another barn. Its easier to move up to another trainer than to disrupt your horse and yourself by moving to another barn.


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post #3 of 7 Old 12-30-2008, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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I am going to talk to her about it, but Me and my trainer want me to go far with my new horse, and I want to start jumpers and more, and its just hard because we have younger students and all.

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post #4 of 7 Old 12-30-2008, 12:43 PM
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Don't worry to much about the ages of the other riders. Just don't let them use you for free baby sitting or training of the younger riders


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yeah they dont use me for my time or anything, which is a good thing, because i dont have any time for that. I volunteer to help my trainer out with lessons when we have our busy nights and then she gives me free one-on-one lessons

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post #6 of 7 Old 12-31-2008, 01:27 PM
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Well it's unfortunate but you have to weigh out a family atmosphere vs the high end showing barns. You need to make a list of the pros and cons of both. Would you be able to maybe trailer to another barn for lessons while staying where you are now?
If your trainer is your best friend then it shouldn't be an issue to sit down with her and talk about whats going thru your mind. If she wants and can help you out, she will work something out. If she can't help you because she wants to focus on her own horse, then it only makes sense to me to go elsewhere. A good trainer will focus on their clients just as much as their own showing and riding.
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Well it's unfortunate but you have to weigh out a family atmosphere vs the high end showing barns. You need to make a list of the pros and cons of both. Would you be able to maybe trailer to another barn for lessons while staying where you are now?
If your trainer is your best friend then it shouldn't be an issue to sit down with her and talk about whats going thru your mind. If she wants and can help you out, she will work something out. If she can't help you because she wants to focus on her own horse, then it only makes sense to me to go elsewhere. A good trainer will focus on their clients just as much as their own showing and riding.
Good Luck

Yeah we work together with her horse, we dont concern her horse over mine, or vice versa. we talked a couple days ago and we're going to work in the spring on my horse, because the weather in the winter time where i live has been nasty so we're slowly going to work on my horse in the winter and get him back into shape for jumpers. and im going to trailer him to different jumpers clinics and shows.

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