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post #11 of 6547 Old 02-07-2016, 02:13 AM Thread Starter
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I'm getting sick and tired of being alone with my horse all the time, I can't find people to ride with, and feel like I am going to get no where I want to be always by myself with no one to help if needed. So much so that as much as I love having him, and spending time with him, and owning a horse, I nearly threw in the towel. There is only so many failures one person can take, can't get into lessons atm as the only ones I found won't start till April at the earliest. No groups Ive found in the area, none on FB, none on CL.. zilch
April will be here before we know it and then hopefully you'll be able to meet up with some of the others that take lessons and make some riding buddies.

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post #12 of 6547 Old 02-07-2016, 02:33 AM
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Oh my, the purchasing of hat before speaking with financial advisory made me chuckle. I am meeting with my accountant soon for tax filing, just waiting for my silly investment tax information to come in... In the mean time I've over calculated what I probably owe so I treated myself to a mohair cinch with a roller buckle to make the difficult saddling easier. Also, I will probably use a mounting block to put the saddle on next time I ride. I enjoy my saddle once it's on the horse's back, but the struggle to get it there is real!
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post #13 of 6547 Old 02-07-2016, 02:59 AM
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Ever since the first day I got on a horse until now, over a decade later, I've had mounting/dismounting anxiety. I have no idea why.. I've never even ridden a horse that gave me a bad experience with it, but for some reason it takes me forever, mentally, to make myself get on the horse, and to get off at the end. I have zero problem in the saddle once I'm on, it's just getting on and getting off. It's honestly embarrassing, and it's one of the reasons I prefer riding when the barn is empty, because I hate the feeling of people watching me be weird.
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post #14 of 6547 Old 02-07-2016, 03:04 AM
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Ever since the first day I got on a horse until now, over a decade later, I've had mounting/dismounting anxiety. I have no idea why.. I've never even ridden a horse that gave me a bad experience with it, but for some reason it takes me forever, mentally, to make myself get on the horse, and to get off at the end. I have zero problem in the saddle once I'm on, it's just getting on and getting off. It's honestly embarrassing, and it's one of the reasons I prefer riding when the barn is empty, because I hate the feeling of people watching me be weird.
Perhaps it feels weird to you because you feel anxious, maybe it doesn't look abnormal to another person? I do understand your dismounting axniety. I personally don't like heights, so getting out of the saddle isn't my favorite thing in the world, and I try not to slide down the side of the saddle to avoid hitting the ground hard, but sometimes it's unavoidable.
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post #15 of 6547 Old 02-07-2016, 03:07 AM
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Boots, some folks just have no appreciation for a good hat. What crease does it have and what color did you go with?
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post #16 of 6547 Old 02-07-2016, 03:38 AM
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Also, I will probably use a mounting block to put the saddle on next time I ride. I enjoy my saddle once it's on the horse's back, but the struggle to get it there is real!
I've used my mounting block to saddle my horse before. I'm short, he's tall and I have next to no arm muscle. If I ride regularly it's like the saddle gets lighter because I'm used to lifting it way up there. It's been over 2 months since I've ridden due to muddy conditions and I am dreading lifting that saddle all the way up there and will likely use the mounting block again. Does it make me a bad horsewoman that I would kill to find a sythetic/cordura type saddle that fits my horse just so I can have an easy time saddling?
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post #17 of 6547 Old 02-07-2016, 09:37 AM
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I have fixed the old plaster walls in the living. For four days now they have needed sanding so I can do the staining and painting to finish this **** project.

I hate the sanding. It is messy and the dust flies ever where. I have to hang tarps/plastic over all the door openings and literally have my husband tape me in.

Four days I have put it off. And today will make five! I'm going riding instead.
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post #18 of 6547 Old 02-07-2016, 11:13 AM
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I'm getting sick and tired of being alone with my horse all the time, I can't find people to ride with, and feel like I am going to get no where I want to be always by myself with no one to help if needed. So much so that as much as I love having him, and spending time with him, and owning a horse, I nearly threw in the towel. There is only so many failures one person can take, can't get into lessons atm as the only ones I found won't start till April at the earliest. No groups Ive found in the area, none on FB, none on CL.. zilch
Ginger, if you were local, I think you would find the barn that I manage what you are looking for and are the type of person we would like to have as a boarder. I have never been a "group" person but have ridden alone so much that I completely understand how nice it would have been to have someone there for safety reasons, some critique, or just the company. I think you will find things changing when you start lessons and keep in mind that your horse is always "someone" to ride with.
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post #19 of 6547 Old 02-07-2016, 11:20 AM
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It's honestly embarrassing, and it's one of the reasons I prefer riding when the barn is empty, because I hate the feeling of people watching me be weird.
LOL, I have huge mounting, and slight dismounting anxiety, but I have a good reason, but I am the opposite to you, I want people around, just in case! Lots of people have the same worry though, the transition to and from the saddle is the most stressful part of riding for many


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I have fixed the old plaster walls in the living. For four days now they have needed sanding so I can do the staining and painting to finish this **** project.

I hate the sanding. It is messy and the dust flies ever where. I have to hang tarps/plastic over all the door openings and literally have my husband tape me in.

Four days I have put it off. And today will make five! I'm going riding instead.
Simple answer, tape husband in the living, you go riding, he sands!
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post #20 of 6547 Old 02-07-2016, 11:21 AM
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Since moving to our new little farm I haven't been wanting to ride as much :( We just have NO trails and walking along the road with cars passing going 50 just isn't very fun. I try to make myself do it as often as I can but having to trailer somewhere to ride every time I want to ride gets tiring :(
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