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    12-16-2011, 07:02 PM
I know what you mean! My cousin took ONE lesson, her parents bought her THREE barrel horses. And BAM. She started running barrels. Sure she can hang on, but is she doing any work at all? No.
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    12-16-2011, 07:22 PM
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I have to agree with BarrelRacer23...just focus on you and your horse. Some people have it easier than others. I find this okay. I find it okay that people can afford horses that are finished(not all are expensive..mine was 2k and that's cheap). It's okay to have one that isn't finished because one day they will get there. Your friend must be still living with her mother and I am guessing still young to where she doesn't support herself. I wouldn't worry about it because one day she will have to. Jealousy isn't s good thing.
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    12-16-2011, 07:46 PM
Jealousy is evil. Like Gidet said just focus on yourselves. Tomorrow I shall be running my 4 year old colt at his first show, I might not even have a 3D time in an arena where I'm normally in the 1D. Might get laughed at by the people who don't know Link and he's only 4, and he's only started. But im okay with that. Also Link is a horse I'm training, and I'm having to learn to ride him because he runs completely different than the horses I've ran before. Yep so even a horse I'm training I have to adjust too.
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    12-16-2011, 07:51 PM
Who are you to judge if someone deserves a horse or not? Sure there are the obvious cases were brat gets horse...daddy forks out 20k and she beats you then decides she want a car, but not every situation is like that.

Life is not fair, and neither is the horse world. I had to work at a stable for 6 years before my dad bought me my first horse. A 6 year old Rare Bar son for $1,200. I had that horse until I moved up....I had to show my dedication before he'd ever get me a step up horse for rodeo....and it was never over $4500. We always got prospects....I worked with them with a trainer and myself and when they weren't enough I sold for a profit. My dad got his money back and I kept the profit for another horse. That's why it's important to have common sense and know what to look for.

I couldn't really afford it, but I bought my 2 year old bc I had a hunch that Chasin Firewater was going to be a big name soon. He's built nice....has a good mind...and has a strong dam side. Well since Chasin went to the NFR ( and was jockied HORRIBLY) and a Chasin baby win the BFA World Futurity....I've received 3 emails in him offering 4X what I paid.

My point is you don't know everyone's story. I recently bought a horse that cost more than my truck bc I got a pay am I going to be judged if I show up to a run and beat you?

You're at risk for sounding very bitter and jealous.

I've beat several $30k horses on a horse I paid $6.5k a year ago. It's all about skill and knowing what you're looking for.
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    12-16-2011, 10:06 PM
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I don't know why I keep posting on this thread. I guess it's because it really bothered me that the person that started the thread is only thinking about what she wants and can't get. Like RedHorse mentioned,life is not fair. It doesn't mean that you will never improve cause I believe if anyone takes something serious there is always room for improvement. Jealousy is evil.It makes a person self-centered and bitter. Everyone is guilty of it at some parts of their life. I know I am but be happy you even have a horse cause most people don't.
    12-16-2011, 11:28 PM
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I haven't really commented back because I do agree that jealousy will get you no where fast. Don't worry about the girls that just hang on to the high dollar horses. Yes, they are going to win, I know. But paying all of your attention to those girls takes your mind out of the game and you end up caring more about those situations with those girls than you do involving you and your horse. If you work for what you want and keep your mind in your own business you'll turn out better. Being jealous and bitter won't get you any where but second every time.
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    12-18-2011, 02:35 PM
The thing that bothers me is not when a girl barely knows how to ride and gets a top notch horse that does all the work, but when a girl does it just for the glory and bragging rights. I just think of how lucky I am to enjoy having my horse and doing things I enjoy with her.
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    12-20-2011, 10:11 AM
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No, I respect the people that actually work their way up to get where they are.
And it's hard to focus on you and your horse when you go to a rodeo, maybe to just have fun with your horse or to get your horse used to it, and they give you dirty looks, brag about how much their horse is worth and how much they've won and blah blah blah, and actually TELL you your horse is worth dirt. Sorry if yeah, I DO seem jealous, maybe because I have a weak opinion of myself as it is and they make it all the more worse....
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    12-20-2011, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by MangoRoX87    
No, I respect the people that actually work their way up to get where they are.
And it's hard to focus on you and your horse when you go to a rodeo, maybe to just have fun with your horse or to get your horse used to it, and they give you dirty looks, brag about how much their horse is worth and how much they've won and blah blah blah, and actually TELL you your horse is worth dirt. Sorry if yeah, I DO seem jealous, maybe because I have a weak opinion of myself as it is and they make it all the more worse....
Don't let them bring you down. If they are giving you crap toss a saucy comment back and walk away. Don't bring yourself down to their level, they are purposely saying that stuff to get you down. At least you know that you work for what you have and you should be proud of that. Believe me, I wasn't handed the best barrel horse to begin with and I lost A LOT. Sierrams1123 is the perfect person to ask about the start of my barrel racing career. I sucked. But I worked my butt off and talked to top trainers in my area. I worked with my horses and saved my money. I put Hickory into semi-retirement when I saved up some money and still had to get a loan to buy Nikki. Now that I have had her two years and I'm "with" her, we have taken each other to the top, and I'll admit, I'm not the best in the state by far. By I'm D**** proud of myself and my horses because I know I am the reason I have gotten this far. Not because of someone buying me a fully trained and winning barrel horse to start out with...and now I've recently gotten Lark as my just cloverleaf and arena race horse. Do you know how I managed that? Working my butt off again to be able to afford her and I've become a better rider starting on something like Hickory who didn't know a barrel from a football to begin with, then moving to Nikki who knew what she was doing and taught me to trust her and let her do her job..Lark is a whole new ball park. I have to ride the heck out of that horse. She is a 1D horse and I'm still learning how to keep up with the girl. She's a whole lot of power and has a whole lot of work ethic...She's won stuff I've only dreamed about winning and I plan on reaching those dreams on her..Because I started at the bottom and earned every bit of it...That to me speaks loads more about a person's character and drive than someone who is riding Daddy's money and doesn't know how to do anything but hang on..and I know a ton of those girls, and yes, they win. But they don't have the respect from other riders in our area that I do.

What would you rather have??
    12-20-2011, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by DrumRunner    
What would you rather have??
a cheeseburger. Lol jk!
That was really nice to read..I highly doubt I'll ever have a success story like that, but I got my horses and who knows, maybe one of them will turn out to be something.

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