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post #121 of 124 Old 03-25-2014, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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riding is hard, of course it is. So is everything else in life. But just because you had a couple bad apples is that going to stop you from eating fruit ever again ? No of course not. If you really want it, you have to fight for it. I've been riding for a very long time, and have had many spills, falls, been bucked off, kicked, bitten, trampled, you name it, its happened. But that's part of the horse world. You think any other rider hasnt had it happen to them ? Its part of owning and riding a 1200pd animal that could kill you in a second. Don't let what some people have done deter you from wanting to ride anymore, and if you do let them then you didnt really want it in the first place. I hope you keep going, you don't have to be a world champion to love riding horses, pleasure riding is just as good.
I think I might have found some help. The feed store I go to in my hometown knows me well and there's a guy there that has a ranch north of town and has told me that if I come and do some repair work for him he would in return help me with my riding and would even board my horse for free. The only thing I am a little concerned about is that he is one of these old style cowboy guys that does things like the cowboys do, whatever that means. I've seen done of these guys that are this way be a little rough and dry with horses. I guess I'm a little too much kind hearted but I don't want him to hurt my horse. I'm also facing not having the want to anymore if that makes sense. My father wants me to of it and I probably would if I got reassured if this sounds like a good deal or not.
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post #122 of 124 Old 03-25-2014, 05:48 PM
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I think I might have found some help. The feed store I go to in my hometown knows me well and there's a guy there that has a ranch north of town and has told me that if I come and do some repair work for him he would in return help me with my riding and would even board my horse for free. The only thing I am a little concerned about is that he is one of these old style cowboy guys that does things like the cowboys do, whatever that means. I've seen done of these guys that are this way be a little rough and dry with horses. I guess I'm a little too much kind hearted but I don't want him to hurt my horse. I'm also facing not having the want to anymore if that makes sense. My father wants me to of it and I probably would if I got reassured if this sounds like a good deal or not.
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OP, I think that sounds great!

I have a thread on here, about how I let a young friend board her horse just for the cost of his feed (which was mostly free because I have so much grass on 34 acres). Many on here wondered why I did that!

Well, I was just looking for someone who shares my passion and hobby. It didn't work out because she did not stay committed, so I asked her to leave after 6 months. But this could be a similar situation for you.

And do not discount the old cowboys! My greatest teacher was my neighbor when I was a kid. He was a crusty old rancher that I just loved to be with. He taught me a lot, and also encouraged me. He was fun to hang out with. I helped him gather cattle, and worked around his place in gratitude for his help. When I was grown and gone, he let me niece ride his old mare Queeny.

He was an absolute gentleman and prince of a man.

Heres to you, Curtis Thompson! *doffing my hat to the sky*

Now, this fella could be like me and you, looking for a friend to share interests. Or he could be like Mr. Thompson, helping young people and horses. Or he could be something else wonderful. Good luck!
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post #123 of 124 Old 03-25-2014, 10:25 PM
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I know its been a while since I posted on this site. I've been busy with work and college that I've forgotten about riding. I still have not had any luck finding anyone. I thought I found two people that could help, but I keep trying to call them back and cannot get an answer or reply on my messages. I asked my local feed stores and for some reason that don't know anyone unless their covering their you know what. I've even spent about a couple of hours on the computer searching for anyone, which is how I remembered this thread which was in the search results. I mean tell me that there are other people having this hard of a time or am I just going crazy. Ha! I quit going to the shows because I cannot get in the arena anymore. They have the local arena here sealed shut to spectators. Don't know why that's that way. Anyway I don't know what else to do. Can anybody suggest any other ideas?
I moved to Louisiana about an hr from Texarkana. My trainer commutes from there. If you want I can PM you his details. He's amazing, despite his appearance.

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I moved to Louisiana about an hr from Texarkana. My trainer commutes from there. If you want I can PM you his details. He's amazing, despite his appearance.
You must not live very far from Shreveport. That would be great if you don't mind. I'm curious to know who he is. Thanks for thinking about me .
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