Well, I have just moved my guy to the area of my summer home. I am older, no longer have a desire to compete, but do like my horse to behave, perform correctly, etc. Here is the deal. I have moved to a temporary place with an indoor. It is a gorgeous facility, truely top notch. Horse is well cared for. Here's the thing. I used to do the H/J thing, now ride western, do NH, and just in general, MUCH more casual. This new barn....well....the boarders and trainers....I feel WAY out of my leaugue. I was intimidated to even RIDE today! I just did ground work and called it a day. Mostly because a trainer was there to train and give lessons on an unbelievable Belgian Warmblood.....drop dead gorgeous, and in talking to this trainer, who is really very pleasant...he spent a year living with Anky....... Hmmm..... here I am with my little PMU rescue, that I love to death.....who I have fun with and have finally gotten my confidence back........I doubt I will ever ride in the ring with this guy-lets just put it that way. I feel like I need to go out early in the am before anyone shows up, work my horse and leave.......and yet-we are entitled to have fun and use the ring as much as anyone.....what to do? First off, they look at me like I am nuts since I have the ONLY western saddle around. I don't use a bridle, AND, I do Parelli
Noone says anything, I just feel uncomfortable. How do I get past this?
I am only here briefly, until the weather is better, then move to my friends, and back to just fun stuff.