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post #11 of 14 Old 02-02-2010, 06:00 PM
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In Belgium we say "Verandering van spijzen doet eten"
(Changing spices makes one eat)

Perhaps the same will go for you!
Go move to another barn, one that is a lot friendlier, and you will instantly feel a lot better ^__^
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post #12 of 14 Old 02-02-2010, 06:35 PM
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I agree with everyone else. Before you quit riding change barns and see how that goes, maybe find some riding buddies (people you get along with and like to be around) and go for some pleasure riding, just for the feel and fun of it. After you change the most neg. factors in your situation (the barn and the neg. people) and you still don't enjoy riding maybe it would be a time for a change. Good luck and do what makes you happy.
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post #13 of 14 Old 02-02-2010, 07:18 PM
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I agree also. I worked at that show barn, even did a few shows. Honestly though, it was stressful, and not really fun. I had more fun giving lessons. When I left that place and took my horse back home (where I'm from), it was much much better. I took up trail riding, bought my first western saddle, and haven't missed all the glitz at all. The barn where I keep my Rosie may not be the best or the most modern...but she's happy, and I'm happy. I go everyday and take care of her and the owners 2 miniature donkeys, keep the barn clean, and that is my board. I don't worry about her not being fed or being abused because I'm the caretaker. The only time I rely on somebody else is when I have to go out of town for a couple of days.
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post #14 of 14 Old 02-03-2010, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone! I will follow your advice.

Ride to live, and live to ride!
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