So I've got a loan horse at a yard and I couldn't be happier with her (despite her mood swings - but that's mares for you!
Only problem is, the people that run it all are very unorganized. It seems my responsibilities are changing constantly and (as a teen) not all of them seem to be realistic for me. My family are not at all horsey and don't particularlly want to be invloved and I made this clear right from the start. But sadly things are becoming more stressful and riding just doesn't have the same pleasure attatched to it as before because of everything else
. This is awful because I love my horsey and don't want things to end.
My mum suggested that I talk to them and set some ground rules as to what I can and can't do - obviously it would be done tactfully! But I don't want to offend anyone because I think it could quite possibly be taken in the wrong way and for obvious reasons, I want to stay on good terms with them. However, I think it should be brought to their notice that they're being unreasonable.
It's not just the jobs, I haven't been into riding that long and am simply not experienced enough to deal with situations involving the horses that I would consider out of the ordinary. (i.e. When they are particularly frisky or hungry [they are very bad when expecting food]) There have been times where I've felt quite intimidated by them, despite that fact that I was told over and over that I was ready to take on my own horse.
So what do I do? Are all riding schools this stressy? Did everyone go through this in the beginning? I'd very much appreciate some concolidation in my time of need!
P.S. Sorry if this wasn't the right place to post, I wasn't sure.