You people.... - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 29 Old 08-21-2013, 03:29 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 13,224
• Horses: 2
My light bulb moment? When I decided I am me, not part of the people, doesn't matter what I decide to do, or not do, as long as I am having fun safely, then the rest of 'those people' are of no significance.

I'm never going to be Olympic level, I may never even be much good, but by as heck lad I'm going to enjoy it!
Foxtail Ranch and Mochachino like this.
Golden Horse is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #22 of 29 Old 08-21-2013, 04:31 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
Posts: 24,561
• Horses: 3
When I was really young my one Grandmother took me to watch my youngest auntie competing in a pony club thing, she thought I'd really enjoy it but apparently I got in real strop and threw a tantrum because I wanted to do it and not just be an onlooker - I was taken home in disgrace
When I was a child/teenager I believed that I could do anything on a horse that I put my mind too and then I learnt to be realistic!!!!!
jaydee is offline  
post #23 of 29 Old 08-21-2013, 07:28 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,975
• Horses: 0
Athor Jane Smiley says in her book, "A Year at the Races" that a true horse gal realizes that boyfriends, husbands, kids, & career have all been substitutes for horses. That statement gave me a lightbulb moment.
Foxtail Ranch likes this.
Northern is offline  
post #24 of 29 Old 08-21-2013, 08:57 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 703
• Horses: 0
Originally Posted by Golden Horse View Post
My light bulb moment? When I decided I am me, not part of the people, doesn't matter what I decide to do, or not do, as long as I am having fun safely, then the rest of 'those people' are of no significance.

I'm never going to be Olympic level, I may never even be much good, but by as heck lad I'm going to enjoy it!
I totally agree!!
Mochachino is offline  
post #25 of 29 Old 08-22-2013, 09:02 PM
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 957
• Horses: 4
Definitely not one of "those people"
Lee Marvin from Cat Ballou.
Attachment 263929
katbalu likes this.

Hunt Seat :: What type of weapons are allowed and how many may be carried?

Last edited by Maryland Rider; 09-01-2014 at 07:02 PM.
Maryland Rider is offline  
post #26 of 29 Old 08-26-2013, 03:58 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4,532
• Horses: 12
^^ That was such a funny movie, the horse was great.

anndankev is offline  
post #27 of 29 Old 08-27-2013, 12:47 AM
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 635
• Horses: 0
I don't think there is such a thing as "you people." I say that because every rider out there can improve. We just like to pick a few "you people" that we want to replicate, surpass, or put up on a pedestal. You'll reach all of your goals soon enough. Don't let comparing yourself to others hold you back or slow your progress. Challenge yourself to surpass "those people." We were all afraid to canter once or trot a cross rail. Years from now, you'll look back on your journey and what you've accomplished. And hopefully, some other rider will look at you as a "you people" and you can inspire them to be their very best! :)

Strength is not defined by physical ability. It is determined by your actions and the compassion of your soul.
Bagheera is offline  
post #28 of 29 Old 08-27-2013, 01:25 AM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NW Oregon
Posts: 2,380
• Horses: 0
[QUOTE=tiffanyodonnell;3414737].I guess what I am trying to communicate is that I am happy with riding for my own enjoyment. I am happy even if we are not correct or well schooled. And I love reading about and trying to reach a higher level, as long as it doesn't destroy the joy I feel, the Joy i waited 30 years to feel.

Yes!!! Count me in as one of THESE people!
Foxtail Ranch and Bagheera like this.

If you ever find yourself in a fair fight, it's because your tactics suck. ~ Marine 1SGT J. Reifinger
Dustbunny is offline  
post #29 of 29 Old 08-28-2013, 03:07 PM
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 37
• Horses: 5
I took years of proper riding lessons before I went out and got a job so I could adopt a rescue horse. My trainer wasn't happy with that at all because she thought i needed a well schooled dressage horse. I wanted a rescue though (its a long story). So I finally convinced my parents to let me buy this cute little Arab mare. I bought her with my own money and i stopped riding at the barn i went to and now i board her at a good friends house for cheap! At first, I wanted to train my horse, Kavala, to be an amazing jumper! But after awhile I realized that I just wanted to ride for fun. So I did(: No more stress. I ride in a position thats comfortable and I let her be comfortable too. She is a feisty little thing though! Shes bucked me off and shes ran through small jumps and shes done a quick turn to get me to fall off, but i've learned to enjoy our riding. I won't ever be a Olympic rider, or even an amazing one. But I do have fun. I got over my fear of her playful bucks and her anxious attitude, and now i enjoy it. I am not happier that I have ever been, and I owe it all to my girl.
Foxtail Ranch likes this.
Kavala is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I hate people that don't do their research before "educating" people. ShannonSevenfold Horse Talk 11 08-10-2012 07:59 PM
How can people be so cruel to do this to other people? Katesrider011 General Off Topic Discussion 5 09-30-2011 06:40 AM
Rescue people // transport people?? Johnswife Other Pets 4 12-31-2008 09:09 AM
Parelli people, or people interested in it..... Spirithorse Horse Training 6 01-08-2008 08:23 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome