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post #1 of 19 Old 05-18-2012, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Is this a bad sign?

I have honestly never really had the feeling of "I just really don't want to go to the barn"

This isn't just a case of the "lazy's", this is an all out not looking forward to going tonight. I just don't want to deal w/ my kids, the MIL who's tagging along, the BO who thinks I'm doing everything wrong since it's not how she would do things, all the teenagers at the barn who like to comment how I don't do things like the BO, AND the bi-polar horse that seems to hate me. It's going to be a busy weekend so I have to go since I haven't been out since Wed. night, and the horse REALLY needs some face time.

Whatever happened to the days when that's where I ran away to??

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post #2 of 19 Old 05-18-2012, 04:27 PM
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When it stops being enjoyable, maybe that's the time to reevaluate horse ownership.

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post #3 of 19 Old 05-18-2012, 04:31 PM
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Busysmurf, I am so sorry to hear you have a case of the blahs. It sounds like maybe a new barn to board at might be good if there is one available. Maybe a different horse if you really feel he hates you. Or... maybe take some time away from horses for awhile until you feel like you can handle all that goes with it as we all know it isn't easy to be a horse owner.
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post #4 of 19 Old 05-18-2012, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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I have one at my place (well, my parents), and I could stay there forever. The "old man", i.e. Odie is there so it's never been like this. If I don't want to go there it's because I AM being lazy, LOL

I've tried to get the other horse home, but there's just no room. I honestly haven't boarded anywhere more than 30 days, where I wasn't running things. IT SUCKS!!! I don't know how anyone does it!! I guess I'm just spoiled, I don't have to defend the way I do things when there's no one around, sigh

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post #5 of 19 Old 05-19-2012, 10:04 AM
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Sounds like you need a different barn... one with less stress.

I'm sure your horse doesn't hate you. My friend and I have noticed that our horses act like real jackwads when we aren't in a good mood. It's like they're telling us to suck it up and deal instead of being cuddle bunnies.

Horse time should be you time.. to relax, to learn, to grow. If someone is messing with your "me" time, I can see why you don't want to be there.

I hope you get some peace!! Maybe change the times you go to the barn?

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post #6 of 19 Old 05-19-2012, 09:23 PM
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I think it's time for a new barn. I mean, review the list of slight issues, and evaluate which ones could be no more if you moved -

- kids

- the MIL who's tagging along

- bi-polar horse

- the barn owner

- all the teenagers at the barn

That's majority, my friend! Hope you can get this all worked out :) Being on lluull mode is rough :(

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post #7 of 19 Old 05-20-2012, 03:12 AM
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When I used to board my horse at a barn half an hour away, it sometimes took a lot of talking myself into going as well. But I found once I went, everything just went away, I was glad I did go. Maybe it's just getting there that is stopping you? Maybe things will be better when you get out to see your horse and just spend personal alone time with him. And like the others said, maybe you just need a change of scenery.
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post #8 of 19 Old 05-20-2012, 09:03 AM
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Could you have a little touch of depression? Horses mirror what's really inside us, and the other issues at the barn could just be magnified because of that. Maybe find something else that would recharge your batteries, clear your mind, and try again.

Best of luck to you. I believe this will pass, so keep your chin up!
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post #9 of 19 Old 05-20-2012, 11:03 AM
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I just don't want to deal w/ my kids, the MIL who's tagging along, the BO who thinks I'm doing everything wrong since it's not how she would do things, all the teenagers at the barn who like to comment how I don't do things like the BO, AND the bi-polar horse that seems to hate me.
I'm sorry....but did *anyone* read this and think it sounded like fun?

The reason you "run away" to ride is to get away from:

the kids,
the MIL,
know-it-alls,
annoying teenagers,
and EVERYDAY STRESS.

If all that stuff is always there at the barn, too - I wouldn't want to go either!
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post #10 of 19 Old 05-20-2012, 07:48 PM
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Why can't you ge on your horse and ride away from it all? Do you have trail access?
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