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post #31 of 37 Old 12-20-2009, 10:11 AM
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^ Oh been there, done that. It is NOT fun, trust me.
Worked ALL summer at my old barn and started to hate being there. I was so burnt out, not from riding, just from being at the barn. (Crazy BO, b*tchy boarders, property that flooded every time it rained, etc.) While I had to go out every day because I was on part board, I would only ride maybe 2 times a week. What got me back into riding 4 or 5 times a week was moving barns, getting on full board instead of partial, and focusing and me and my horse, having fun, and setting little basic goals for us.

Great advice you guys.

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post #32 of 37 Old 12-20-2009, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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I was a working student in the summer of 2008 for the CCI**** eventer in my area. She worked my butt off! But I enjoyed every bit of it. I was riding 5 horses a day, including my own. Going to schoolings, grooming for her, going to shows, everything. At the time, I only had one horse that I was riding so I guess it wasn't as stressful. But I was also taking care of all the horses in the 30 stall barn plus the horses boarded in the 7 stall barn. Feed, water, turnout.

I loved it. But I guess now that I am not doing anything that I feel is productive, I am in a rut. I am still fully into selling Uma. We talked about this when I was with that trainer. The trainer I am with now, loves Uma but agrees that she is a bit too much horse for me. For a person that is 5'2" on a tall day, a full-bodied 17hh 3/4 TB 1/4 Shire is BIGGGG. After four years, the fact that I am selling her finally feels right.

We told the person who is considering riding her/ leasing her that if she loves her and wants to keep her, we would flat out GIVE Uma to her. Our first priority is getting her a great home. Then I could still ride her sometimes too. She is worth about $10,000 but I really just want her to be someone who is focused on her, not the money she is worth

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post #33 of 37 Old 12-27-2009, 03:45 PM
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Maybe you could try comparing eventing to other sports. Latly I've really become interested in snowboarding and half pipe is slot like jpumping. Maybe you could try that drew?

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post #34 of 37 Old 12-27-2009, 04:48 PM
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Drew, if Uma doesn't work out for the one who is interested in leasing her - let me know :)

I am sure you'll figure things out Drew, let what will be, be. Take one day at a time and go from there.

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post #35 of 37 Old 12-27-2009, 04:51 PM
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I've really become interested in snowboarding
OT - But snowboarding is awesome :]

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post #36 of 37 Old 12-27-2009, 09:08 PM
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Lol so true WS! But us in the states have the best boarders;).


Nicely said MIE

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post #37 of 37 Old 12-28-2009, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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I'll let you know when we find out what she wants to do, MIEventer. Are you looking for another horse??

I haven't been able to ride for a week and a couple of days because of the snow (6 foot drifts!). However, I took Uma out and rode her bareback with a halter and leadrope in the 1ft snow area. She is the most comfortable bareback horse EVER! Haha. We had fun!

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