Can I just say it's great to feel wanted? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 16 Old 09-23-2012, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ashland, OR
Posts: 8,430
• Horses: 1
Can I just say it's great to feel wanted?

Well. I'm just feeling pretty good about myself today.

I'll try and keep this short. I'm feeling super pleased with myself for a number of small reasons and then one big reason.

Small reasons -

1) No one at the barn ever thinks to bring themselves food. So lately I've been buying gatorades and some snacks and feeding everyone, and even gave the my tack locker combo and left a bag of food in there. Today I get to the barn and everyone was waiting for me with a little cheesecake and saying "Thank You." :) I love my barn family.

2) I am on the debate team. As of late, my coach has been asking me to go to other schools and help other teams who are just starting. When I went to one of them, a girl came up to me, looked me straight in the eye, and said "I thought this was an all boys activity. It's amazing to see a girl out there being as good as you are and keeping up with them." I almost cried. Some of you have kept up with my discrimination drama, so you'll know how big of a deal that is for me.

and finally 3) Being a senior now, I am in charge of a small group of kids in our Leadership class. They are all freshman. Well, last thursday, I noticed them sitting together working and a Junior kid went over and started talking to them...Or let me say, verbally bullying them. These kids are possible the shy-est, sweetest, most timid kids in the school. And what do they do? Come and hide behind me as soon as they saw me. Things were said between me and that Junior kid that should not of been said, but christ, I don't know what else I was supposed to do. I was really, really pissed when I walked in on that and I normally do NOT get involved with confrontation. I am normally extremely reclusive and self-sustaining only. I don't know what snapped.

And the big reason.

You guys know of my relationship with my mother and me riding her horse in training for free. I've kinda started calling him "mine", even though he's not. You guys might know of the tension that's evolved from me now owning Selena...Well, it's finally dicipated. She came up to me today and said thank you for riding Ruger. I mean, that's all I wanted. I didn't mind riding him...I just didn't want her to expect me to, like it was my obligation, or my job, because it's not. She finally came out the other day and watched me work him for the first time in two months and afterwards she hugged me an told me thank you for everything. I almost started crying because I am so proud of how far me and Ruger have come. I'm not ready to hand her the reins yet because he isn't ready, but I am just so....Emotional. I mean, I'm emotionally unstable anyway, but it seems recently I just feel like I actually have a place. Like I'm wanted. I didn't really feel like that before. I felt used and disposable.

I'm just on a boat of self confidence and happiness. I love doing things for people, it makes me feel good and all that, but everything that's happened has just made me feel so happy. Especially that thing with my Mom.

Okay I'm done...Just having an emotional moment. I apologize for typos...I didn't proofread.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
SorrelHorse is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 16 Old 09-23-2012, 01:43 AM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Posts: 11,762
• Horses: 3
Keep floatin' that boat!
waresbear is offline  
post #3 of 16 Old 09-23-2012, 03:16 AM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 1,089
• Horses: 2
Awesomeness things are looking up and you're feeling great
Posted via Mobile Device
Prinella is offline  
post #4 of 16 Old 09-23-2012, 03:30 AM
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Cumbria, UK
Posts: 416
• Horses: 1
Aww I'm so happy for you! Made me smile reading about the cheesecake haha :)

We lose ourselves in the things we love, we find ourselves there too ~Kristen Martz
OwnedByAlli is offline  
post #5 of 16 Old 09-23-2012, 08:48 AM
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Western NSW, Australia
Posts: 1,120
• Horses: 4
I don't know you at all, but this made me smile. There is nothing better than feeling wanted and with how long it's taken me to feel that way, I always feel 'proud', for lack of a better word, when other people feel that way too. I actually have tears in my eyes. Good for you.

And yay, another female debater
Tracer is offline  
post #6 of 16 Old 09-23-2012, 10:09 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,441
• Horses: 0
Would totally "like" your post if the coding wasn't screwed up.

That's great things are working out for you!
equiniphile is offline  
post #7 of 16 Old 09-23-2012, 11:13 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 2,610
• Horses: 1
That is awesome!! It's so important to feel needed in life, it really is.
cakemom is offline  
post #8 of 16 Old 09-23-2012, 11:13 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia.
Posts: 4,488
• Horses: 1
That's awesome.

Its excellent when things go right for you and peopl acknowledge what your doing. Hope the 'good luck' continues, specially with Ruger.

Sir Success. Eventer.
2000 - 2013,
ChingazMyBoy is offline  
post #9 of 16 Old 09-23-2012, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ashland, OR
Posts: 8,430
• Horses: 1
Thanks you guys. :)

Tracer - You debate too? What kind?

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
SorrelHorse is offline  
post #10 of 16 Old 09-24-2012, 07:51 AM
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Western NSW, Australia
Posts: 1,120
• Horses: 4
I just did casual debating during high school. I was more of a public speaker really, I started it back in about grade 2. When I entered high school I got pulled into the debating team. I only ever did a few debates, but I'm proud to say that we won each and every one, including the one that was FOR nuclear power.
SorrelHorse likes this.
Tracer 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
A great horse and a great day :) Spirit11 Horse Talk 0 09-18-2011 05:18 PM
Just wanted to share about a great lesson I had! dreamrideredc Horse Talk 3 02-02-2011 06:44 PM
Sambo Secretariat's great-great grandson?! SamboStar Horse Breeds 27 06-14-2009 12:06 AM

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