Originally Posted by kay56649
If it were me, I would go and ride and be confident of what I am doing. If people see that you are confident on what you are doing, they will most likely leave you alone and back off. They won't feel like they should talk down to you or ask you your skill level. Try that or just take your horse and board somewhere else, or drive around and visit a few farms and and ask if you can board at their house. That's how we started boarding horses for people. Someone came and asked if they could board at our horse and we said sure, and put up a fence divider and a new shelter. Now the money we get from boarding helps pay for our horses.
Thanks, I did just that, just moved her to another place where I feel it's more "me". Rider's and horses of all skill levels and trainers there all day, I feel much more comfortable already =) Calling my guy tonight to set up my forst 4 weeks of lessons =)