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        03-15-2010, 08:55 PM
    Hello again and a rant...

    Hello HorseForum! I haven't been on in ages! My shoulder got hurt so I'm having to get my online horse fix. I can't even groom! Yuck!

    I've been so busy riding my new horse, Parker. Lessons all the time...planning a great season this year! Parker is looking great. I need to post some new pics of him on here. Aggie is also doing great! I've started trail riding him. I think I might take him to a "competitive trail challenge." I haven't decided yet though because they are a bit pricey and I need to save my money for Parker's events. My daughter is almost 2! It goes by so fast.

    But anyway...the juicy rant.

    The mother in law...monster in law. She has been harassing us for weeks that we don't see her enough. We see her about once a month. We're busy, active, young family that doesn't have the time. She says that my daughter "won't know her." Whine whine whine. For a recap this is the same woman that when my husband announced our engagement looking at my ring said, "Oh we could have helped you find something cheaper." Well now her gig is she wants to come to MY horse events to see my daughter and husband because "we're at them all the time so she'll just have to come." So my husband has told her several times that I don't want a big crowd around me...it's distracting...so on and so forth. He's completely supportive of my decision to block her from my horse time. Well one of my events is 40 minutes from her town. The family just happens to be having a get together the night of my event. So she's all excited because "it's only 40 minutes away you can stop by for dinner!" To which I say sarcastically, "Yeah I'll just park my horses on the side of your suburb neighborhood street for a few hours while we visit." To which she really says, "Is that a problem? I'm sure the neighbors won't mind." Are non-horse people that stupid about horses?

    Kudos for reading! And hello to people on here that I am just now meeting...I'm sure there are so many new faces on here!

    Pics of the new guy! We've been doing tons of gymnastics...and riding on trails and eventing courses (without the jumps....just up the hills and "looking" at the jumps) to get him toned. A few little jumps we've started the last few weeks.

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        03-15-2010, 09:29 PM
    Couldn't your husband and daughter go see her while you are at the show? Or maybe even let her keep your daughter for the afternoon? I know it can be tough when you're so busy, but maybe a compromise is in order here.
        03-15-2010, 09:40 PM
    Originally Posted by sandy2u1    
    Couldn't your husband and daughter go see her while you are at the show? Or maybe even let her keep your daughter for the afternoon? I know it can be tough when you're so busy, but maybe a compromise is in order here.
    Absolutely not. My husband helps me at the shows and my daughter is terrified of the woman. My daughter loves horse shows. I will not compromise my family's happiness or my horse show experience for her. We in fact offered to meet for dinner last Friday night and she said no. I truly believe she is just trying to sabotage my horse shows. The other day she asked my husband "if he really wanted me doing that kind of stuff" (talking about my riding horses) with a tone like I was out hooking at the street corner or using drugs.
        03-15-2010, 09:42 PM
    Hmm my pics aren't working? I've had alot of trouble uploading pics on websites since I upgraded to Snow Leopard...hmmm.
        03-15-2010, 09:45 PM
    I guess I was giving the woman to much credit...I was just thinking a grandmother that wants to see her grandchild. Why is your daughter so afraid of her?
    What did your husband say when she ask why he was letting you do that (meaning the horsey stuff)?
        03-15-2010, 09:50 PM
    I think the woman just sends out depressing, sad, tense, angry vibes. I've come to think that babies/toddlers are just as in tuned to emotional states as animals. Sydney immediately tenses up, gets really quiet around her, and becomes glued to me or her dad...which as an animal person reads to me as staying stealthy and wary of danger.

    Hah...my husband said "of course...that's who she is." I love him.
        03-16-2010, 04:20 PM
    Sorry to hear about you MIL issues, they just never stop eh?! LOL Sometimes it's just not worth getting married! :)

    I really NEED to see your pictures!! You have to find a way to get them to work. I can't focus on your issues without seeing your pictures!

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