Going back to old barn

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

Going back to old barn

This is a discussion on Going back to old barn within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        05-09-2013, 08:58 PM
    Going back to old barn

    A few months ago I switched from a Western barn to an English barn, because I really missed jumping and the "active-ness" of riding English. My old barn wasn't a boarding barn, just a barn at the owner;s property, nothing big or fancy. My new barn is one of those big fancy boarding barns (not trying to brag, just as a comparison). Don't get me wrong, I like my new barn. I'm not thinking of switching back because I really like English more than I liked Western.
    The thing is I miss the people at my old barn! They used natural horsemanship methods, and I miss being able to work with the horse and bond with them.

    I'm going back to my old barn over the summer to help with summer camps but as far as I know I'm still doing English lessons over the summer too, which is good with me. I'm really excited to go back and help at my old barn though, because I miss everyone. That place was like my home. I still consider it my "home barn."

    The only thing I don't like about my new barn is that you don't really get to bond with the horse. You don't get to do groundwork, or really get to know the horse. At my old barn, you and the horse learned together, not in the sense of young horse and young rider "teaching each other" but you learned together from the trainers. I felt like I was connecting with the horse when I rode. At my new barn, when I ride, I feel like the horses have that "just going through the motions" attitude.

    So, I just wanted to share and get this out. I'm so excited to go to my old barn this summer!! I'm planning on visiting this weekend.
    As a note, my old barn has an advanced rider camp that I normally go to during the summer. I hope I'm invited! When I rode there I was invited to all the advanced camps and I hope I still am because they were really fun.

    Thanks for reading!

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Back to the Barn - a little something for Horse Forum members Mike_Admin Horse Talk 43 03-24-2013 04:58 PM
    Had to take Chief back to the barn. Get up and go Horse Talk 19 08-22-2012 02:47 PM
    Barn owner is back from the WEG, with stories! Mickey4793 Horse Talk 3 10-17-2010 07:20 AM
    A funny thing happned on the way back from the barn... iridehorses Horse Talk 19 06-07-2010 12:13 AM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:18 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0