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post #11 of 27 Old 09-12-2010, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, *I* did not stick my tongue out. I clapped. THEY stuck THEIR tongues out at me.

I am technically an adult. I am 18, as is my coach(she gets trained, too). That's why this bothers me. :\

We are not from the H/J area.. not quite. A little south of Winchester. And they are 'western' riders. As western as a saddle makes you.
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post #12 of 27 Old 09-12-2010, 09:25 PM
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Sorry-got the clapping and tongue mixed up lol. Still, it was not really good sprtsmanship to clap, either.
Somehow I got the impression you were younger. Absolutely-let them know. No doubt, and I wouldn't wait until it happens again. Perhaps they need a general rule.....for ALL shows....
Yes, your area is better than mine for sure...I am Leesburg area....had trouble just finding a place to ride western....:)

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I would definitely start talking around to see if you can't get a rule set up about running around the trailers. And the next time they try to act childish, ignore them. If they are doing something dangerous, that endangers you or your horses, confront them. Otherwise, just bite your tounge and move on. If they are immature enough to think they can "terrorize" an adult, show them that they can't do it.
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We do a lot of Western. On gaited horses. XDD But we have some trotting horses. We need to get more.

I was trying to clap in the 'good job, everyone!' kind of way at the end of the class, because my trainer and the other gaited people(who I didn't even know!) clapped, gave high-5s, etc., regardless if we placed or not. Not a sarcastic slow clap. XD

Leesburg is insane. I won't ride up there. First off, it's EXPENSIVE. Full board with my trainer would be $250 here. The same out be DOUBLE in Leesburg. My lessons are $35, they'd ALSO be double.. the only good thing is that Purcellville has a great dentist and vet, and they used to have a massage therapist, too.

Gaited people are crazy. XD We yell numbers, names, cat-calls, etc. You allllllways know when the gaited classes are up.

We are going to mark the area by our trailer with training cones. They can be stepped over, but they're hard to miss, so WE can get out to the ring, but people SHOULD know not to get close. And they're less 'scary' than tape.
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Well, I think the new barn is right next door to "a" vet.....will also need a farrier...this will be the first time I have brought one of my horses back to VA....I lived in MD previously, and, was H/J then, and altho I had started to branch out a bit, I was friends with a h/j trainer and just went to her barn. However, too far now. So, that is why I will commute 40 minutes to the barn in Purcellville. UGH. But it is at least somewhat reasonable, and has an indoor. And western!( my horses live in NY with me 6 months out of the year).
I am finding that reining (which is what I now try to do) people are all friendly and fun, like you describe. Much different than what I was used to for sure.
Cones are a good compromise. Good idea.

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Blue Ridge Vet Association is the vet I was talking about. They see just about every animal, but the owner is an equine vet. They're 24hr!

As for reining.. I've only met one reining/true western(not 'multipurpose') trainer in the area, in Front Royal. He was-- I dunno, he called me Pony Club because I had a forward seat and led at the throatlatch. But I improved EXPONENTIALLY there, as opposed to when I was with the rude kids' trainer. It took me 2 lessons to get far quieter hands and I was able to canter without stirrups.

I just don't get how I upset them? :\ I am not their competition. I never said anything about them or their horses, though I sure thought it. (I have ridden them. They are ALL hollow. One in particular you can TELL is in pain-- his body gets tense and he throws his head. They 'fix it' with a tom thumb and tie-down)
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We do a lot of Western. On gaited horses. XDD But we have some trotting horses. We need to get more.

I was trying to clap in the 'good job, everyone!' kind of way at the end of the class, because my trainer and the other gaited people(who I didn't even know!) clapped, gave high-5s, etc., regardless if we placed or not. Not a sarcastic slow clap. XD

Leesburg is insane. I won't ride up there. First off, it's EXPENSIVE. Full board with my trainer would be $250 here. The same out be DOUBLE in Leesburg. My lessons are $35, they'd ALSO be double.. the only good thing is that Purcellville has a great dentist and vet, and they used to have a massage therapist, too.

Gaited people are crazy. XD We yell numbers, names, cat-calls, etc. You allllllways know when the gaited classes are up.

We are going to mark the area by our trailer with training cones. They can be stepped over, but they're hard to miss, so WE can get out to the ring, but people SHOULD know not to get close. And they're less 'scary' than tape.
Oooh, I see now. It didn't really make sense that you would do that sarcastically, but I would still say to ignore their childish behavoir. They will get over it...as I believe children have short attention spans. :roll:
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Hmm Didn't know about the one in Front Royal.....there is one off 270, also too far. So, am doing just plain western for the winter, working on basics, and that way my daughter can also learn western and ride this winter, since she lives in va...and hardly knows our new horse!
Will have to look up Blue Ridge-thanks.
Chances are they were born upset-nothing you did.

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Oh-and super top secret...shhh.....my horse is a twh cross.....doing reining! Lol

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Will at Highlander Horses is a good trainer, really. I dunno if he takes haul-ins, but his lesson horses are awesome-- they go off voice and leg, and they all do rollbacks, sidepasses, etc. He's right off 66 and 522/340 toward Winchester. It might be worth it to take a look, even if you just go for a trail ride.

I just don't get it. XD I ignore them, they keep going on about it. Siigh.

Oooh, naughty!!

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