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    01-26-2014, 08:52 PM
DuckDodgers, I had to address it because you know how barns go, When I got over there today, mr and ms BO, and my friend were all standing together, and they already knew . There's plenty of women there that actually have go run and tattle to the BO about everything.

I approached the 2 riders who went out, and told them that I got all sensitive and worked up yesterday because they didn't ask. They said they didn't know I wanted to go and I should have said something. I agreed with them. So it was discussed very nicely and chatting later on.

I appreciate you all here for being straight about what you think. It certainly helped me see things objectively.
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    01-26-2014, 08:58 PM
Way to go. That's exactly what I felt happened and I think you handled it well by being honest but not in an accusing fashion. I think you must feel better and that you will all have a better relationship. (Don't know why everyone else knows though? I don't like that, don't need drama)

I have definitely been there. Glad to hear of the positive outcome.
    01-27-2014, 11:32 AM
Thanks, Yogiwick. Yes, I think better understanding was learned for the both of us. Better than having a wall put up.
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    01-27-2014, 12:10 PM
Originally Posted by SullysRider    
I think unless it was planned that y'all were riding together they did nothing wrong. They had no reason to wait on you and probably wanted to get going. If you were supposed to be riding with them it would be another story.
This was my thought as well. If I see someone else tacking up their horse I assume they already have a plan for riding and that they'd speak up if curious about what I was doing and wanted to join in.

Glad you got it straightened out, though! I'm a pretty quiet person myself and find it hard to break in to established groups of friends so I know how daunting it can feel sometimes!
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