Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
Bullying is a serious thing. I don't know if this is quote 'bullying' yet, but I'm going to give my little story just for kicks -
Okay, so at my old barn, the BO had a daughter that is my age. We will call her Maya. Maya has the crappiest, snobbiest personality I have ever seen on a person. She is extremely two-faced, and to be honest, I've never liked her. At all. Time travel back to many years ago, I was in horse camp, and Maya had a little clique of friends, whom were all just like her. We keep all of our camping stuff in one area, and a girl who was maybe 2 years younger than we were was getting into her stuff. Maya walked up and shoved this girl away, screaming at her, "get out of the way! ugh!" The girl stumbled backwards, and Maya's clique came up and began pushing her around from one person to another. Now, I am VERY VERY VERY anti-bullying. I stormed up to this clique and told them if they didn't step away from the girl, I would kick all of their butts. When they tried to come at me, Maya and one other girl ended up on the ground. Maya and her clique never bothered me again, and I made sure to always step between them and the other kids if they ever messed with them.
Fast forward to about four years after that summer camp situation. We are all a bit older, Maya still dislikes me. There are some different people in the barn. They are a bit older than I am and have better personalities. Naturally, they also dislike Maya and love me. Suddenly, I'm the more popular person in the barn than Maya was. This outraged Maya. When she started going to my school, she tried to make life living hell for me. Spreading rumors and other petty girly stupid crap. I'm essentially at the bottom of the food chain in my school, so it was easy for her to slam me. I did confront her, however, and I no longer have any problems with Maya. I have long since moved barns, absolutely SICK of the stupid, cliquey, high school type drama.
So the main point is, YES bullying is AWFUL. But, there are many things you can do before you move barns. There are easier ways to solve the situation. When I had the riff with the girls years ago, I was only ten years old. If your daughter can stand up for herself, it shouldn't be that big of a problem.
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