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        06-04-2012, 12:29 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    You're definitely NOT the only one. I have never taken lessons, and barely have enough money to haul to ONE barrel race per month! (That's only running one horse, without any exhibitions! Oh, AND it can't be too far away from the house because of gas money.) To make up for being trainerless, I read and watch as much as I can from the professionals. My aunt got me into barrel racing, putting me on a lazy bucker and then, once I managed to make some decent runs (when I say run, I really mean LOPE) on him, she moved me up to a horse that would take off with me, and NEVER stop. I had just BARELY begun to start climbing up the ladder, speed-wise when I bought my gelding. Unfortunately, I have come across ANOTHER set back. It seems almost pointless to me now to run my gelding because he is SO inconsistent. He gets way too hyper and then won't listen and just runs through me. Honestly, I think that I jumped too far ahead too quickly, so, I'm going to take a step back and go through with my original plan, which was to train my mare. Since we don't have the space for both of them, (my mare was at my aunt's house getting fat and happy) I am going to sell my gelding (unfortunately) and plan on hitting the shows hard next year with my mare. All I can do is keep my head high and soak up information like a sponge! (...and beg my parents to buy me DVDs and books... ) Good luck! You'll get there someday!! Just whatever you do, don't give up! It'll all be worth it in the end.
         
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        06-04-2012, 10:30 AM
      #12
    Started
    Im hoping to start my first barrel lesson this summer because my funds may actually allow it!
         
        06-04-2012, 10:47 AM
      #13
    Weanling
    I learned a very important life lesson a long time ago. Embrace the gifts that you have been given! There will always be some one who is better with bigger "toys" & better equipment, winning bigger prizes! Somewhere out there is a person envious of you just because you are blessed to have a horse! Horse power is a gift these majestic animals give to us by gracing our lives with their presence. They allow us to climb upon their backs for little more than a kind scratch or a stroke of a brush. Next time you are feeling envious..peer deep in to your horses eye..see his soul & leave with a smile!!
         
        06-04-2012, 12:38 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by eclipseranch    
    I learned a very important life lesson a long time ago. Embrace the gifts that you have been given! There will always be some one who is better with bigger "toys" & better equipment, winning bigger prizes! Somewhere out there is a person envious of you just because you are blessed to have a horse! Horse power is a gift these majestic animals give to us by gracing our lives with their presence. They allow us to climb upon their backs for little more than a kind scratch or a stroke of a brush. Next time you are feeling envious..peer deep in to your horses eye..see his soul & leave with a smile!!
    ^^ we are agreed. it took me a good $3,000 and a whole (wasted) year to realize that.
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        06-04-2012, 07:19 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    :) Thanks guys.

    I know I am lucky to have a horse..especially at my age. Most people my age don't have horses as they are out on their own trying to survive.
    It's one of those things when you know someone and you see them going to gymkhanas and moving up to rodeos.....I want to be that eventually.

    SorrelHorse, I hope to still go but not sure if I can because of the ghetto truck my parents have only gets 8 miles a gallon O.O....I am trying super hard and my husband is helping me. I just need to work on texas barrels..we got the easy patterns pretty much down but I don't have an arena big enough to do the texas pattern...I tried last night and it was just too narrow. My trainer is not always at home so I can't use her's.

    I am relieved that I'm not the only one and I am happy to be able to see my horse everyday....it was just one of those jealousy moments.. >.< dang moments ruin the fun!
         
        06-04-2012, 07:21 PM
      #16
    Trained
    Have you asked Kaylah if she is going?
         
        06-04-2012, 08:21 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Yea,she isn't...no one that I know over here is...weird,huh?
         
        06-05-2012, 03:21 AM
      #18
    Trained
    That's wierd...I guess she is more of a SOBRA person though. You could post on craigslist and ask to split gas. Or contact the coach of the GP Equestrian team. She was there a couple times with the team captain, I bet she would haul with you. She's pretty nice.
         
        06-05-2012, 06:11 PM
      #19
    Green Broke
    Oh that's a good idea!

    I decided to put my trail dust money lessons. I can't do em all and my horse is sporting a "beer gut" from pasture. She has gained muscle but also a stomach >.<....there is never a happy medium,lol.

    I think what I will do is mostly concentrate on just taking lessons for awhile and just save every penny. I don't want to set myself up for failure and my trainer mentioned that if I go to gymkhanas now that's what will happen because I need to work on A LOT. I don't want to be someone that goes out there and wings it for all it's worth...I did that the first time and only practiced for 2 weeks :P....I don't want to do that anymore.
         
        06-05-2012, 09:42 PM
      #20
    Trained
    Alrighty, whatever you decide. TDSC is definitely a good place to start though to find out exactly what your horse can do, before going to SOBRA where things get more competitive and more expensive...
         

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