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        04-01-2010, 09:02 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    Just like to point out that having money doesn't make you a snob. However, money does not buy you talent.

    I agree, be open, roll out the welcome mat, and get to know these girls before you judge them.
         
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        04-01-2010, 09:06 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    Hey everyone...
    This is something that happens all the time in many types of settings, not just in the horse world.

    MIE said this.... "...have a grand old time."

    There are always going to be over entitled, snobby people. If you let them bring you down, shame on you. No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.

    Very well said MIE. Lets all remember to have a good time!
    I don't give others the permission....love that MIE :)


    Eventerdrew said this...
    I think what make someone a better rider is NOT riding the made horses. Riding horses through their problems and riding tons of different horses. Sure, riding made horses is great and you can work on your position and stuff, but I think it's better to actually work for it in the long run.

    Both "made" horses and problamatic horses or difficult rides, have their purpose and are useful to those who are willing to learn and get better. Willingness to change, have an open mind and do better ar very important. The different types of horses are all stepping stones. From the greenie to the schoolmaster.


    These two things stated by the above mentioed posters are great. We all like to succeed and do well. I feel the key is to be happy with where you are at this given moment.
    The tack and clothing you ride in, the horses that you ride do not make up the person you are. That is something that comes from with-in.

    Be happy in your own skin and try not to be concerned about what others think. It truly is a waste of time and energy.

    Nothing makes me better or worse than anyone else. I get to be right where I am and be content with that.

    I had to start all the way at the begining again. I had not ridden in years and my body had been through many (non-horse related) injuries.
    I felt so silly, still do sometimes...lol
    The last year havs been a wonderful journey. Learning old things over and new things as well. I am totally comfy with what I am doing and how I am progressing. I am happy and my horses are happy.

    Hope this helps answer your question.

    All the best...
    Halfpass
         
        04-05-2010, 09:30 PM
      #13
    Foal
    I didn't mean to imply I thought iI was better at all, I was sayinng that real riding is when you don't just have someone tack up your horse, ride, then hand them off to someone else. What I mean by real riding wasnt the riding part at all, it was the care and enjoyment that comes out of it. If I was implying that I thought I was better then them in riding then correct me, because I know alot of snobs that ARE better riders than me, but I don't feel htat you are really riding if you just have your horse handed to you and you just ride around a couple times then hand him off to someone else.
         
        04-05-2010, 09:38 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rule of Reason    
    What is "real riding"?

    Sounds to me like you might think you're better than that.

    One more thing, I know I have alot of improving to do, and alot of the snobs I am talking about are great riders, but only on horseback. They do not know how to care and love a horse like other girls at my barn do. So "real riding" has nothing to do with the way they ride, or anything of that nature, but the way they treat their horses. The quote, " You can't have a rainbow without putting up with the rain," is what I was trying to get at.
         
        04-05-2010, 09:38 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by HalfPass    
    Hey everyone...
    This is something that happens all the time in many types of settings, not just in the horse world.

    MIE said this.... "...have a grand old time."

    There are always going to be over entitled, snobby people. If you let them bring you down, shame on you. No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.

    Very well said MIE. Lets all remember to have a good time!
    I don't give others the permission....love that MIE :)


    Eventerdrew said this...
    I think what make someone a better rider is NOT riding the made horses. Riding horses through their problems and riding tons of different horses. Sure, riding made horses is great and you can work on your position and stuff, but I think it's better to actually work for it in the long run.

    Both "made" horses and problamatic horses or difficult rides, have their purpose and are useful to those who are willing to learn and get better. Willingness to change, have an open mind and do better ar very important. The different types of horses are all stepping stones. From the greenie to the schoolmaster.


    These two things stated by the above mentioed posters are great. We all like to succeed and do well. I feel the key is to be happy with where you are at this given moment.
    The tack and clothing you ride in, the horses that you ride do not make up the person you are. That is something that comes from with-in.

    Be happy in your own skin and try not to be concerned about what others think. It truly is a waste of time and energy.

    Nothing makes me better or worse than anyone else. I get to be right where I am and be content with that.

    I had to start all the way at the begining again. I had not ridden in years and my body had been through many (non-horse related) injuries.
    I felt so silly, still do sometimes...lol
    The last year havs been a wonderful journey. Learning old things over and new things as well. I am totally comfy with what I am doing and how I am progressing. I am happy and my horses are happy.

    Hope this helps answer your question.

    All the best...
    Halfpass
    This is an excellent post , very well said and some great advice from the others who posted it! I totally agree!
         

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