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        09-03-2012, 06:10 PM
      #1821
    Trained
    Good advice, Saskia, your mom is pretty wise. =]

    I like Paya too. And she's my favorite color, I love browns. Her breed isn't that important to me though, she's not gaited and that's all I care about, haha. I wouldn't know what to do with one.

    I definitely understand being worried about trailering your horse, Saskia. I've had four different people haul for me and I was only really okay with one. She was cautious but not hesitant, I cannot stand hesitant drivers! The other two were too hesitant, "Should I go now? Maybe? Well okay, I guess I will go," but by the time they went, they didn't really have room anymore, you know what I mean? The fourth was just plain reckless in my opinion, and it was an awful experience.

    Just remember if you act like you have five minutes, it'll take all day, and if you act like you have all day, it'll only take you five minutes. I hope she loads up just fine for you. It will be great to have her so close!
         
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        09-03-2012, 06:10 PM
      #1822
    nyx
    Weanling
    :l. I was just thinking great advice there saskia! Than you say don't listen to me I know nothing haha

    What do you guys think about treeless saddles? I have never really come across them
         
        09-03-2012, 06:20 PM
      #1823
    Green Broke
    I've never come across one either. I don't really know how to feel about them.

    If it suits you, you can pretend my advice is good! I take my own advice and its worked out great for me, every guy I've ever broken up with (not that many) I've found to be jerk once I knew them outside of a relationship!
         
        09-03-2012, 06:27 PM
      #1824
    Trained
    I've never dealt with a treeless saddle either, but I like the idea of them. Seems like it would be easier to use one saddle on multiple horses. It would be nice if I could use the same saddle on my different mares.
         
        09-03-2012, 06:29 PM
      #1825
    nyx
    Weanling
    Hmm Yeh well I don't want him to change. I just want him to change what he done to me, if you know what I mean.. :/ I was very happy with him like before yesterday now all I can think about is the negative things. I would love for it to work out but if I don't see it happening I wont be sticking around, that's for sure. I would just hate to look back and think I didnt have a proper go at fixing things.

    Edit.. Yeh they interest me. Seeing as my filly is so young id like a saddle to fit 100% perfect so she never has any back issues caused by me. Id like to try one I think
         
        09-03-2012, 06:53 PM
      #1826
    Green Broke
    Hehe yes my saddle has stirrups. It's an english saddle so I always keep the stirrups up when not in use. And they are a greyish color so they blend in with the lighting.

    Nyx - I was once where you are sorta. I had decided enough was enough so there I was with an apartment I couldn't afford on my own and in a new city an hour from my parents. But today I don't regret it one bit.
         
        09-03-2012, 11:36 PM
      #1827
    Yearling
    Ok so I havent been on here in forever and I do apologize but I have a tack question and I need your opinion.....

    Which breastcollar? Lol

    It would go on this saddle....this is my favorite riding saddle, its my grandpas old saddle and has a lot of sentimental value to it. Ok here is my breastcollar issue...I like them both, I like the plain one because its so simple that the heart on it looks gorgeous and I can dye it to match my saddle. I like the dark one because I can get it tooled with little hearts on it and it already matches the saddle, however it's a pulling collar and I don't need that. What do you think? I really like them both a lot I just cannot decide which one will go better with the saddle
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        09-03-2012, 11:55 PM
      #1828
    Started
    Far prefer the second one - sometimes additional detailing isn't great but for this design it takes away the visual "heaviness" of the main feature (the heart). Plus the lines are much more elegant. The only hesitation I'd have is that the saddle might be out-blinged by the breastplate. Are you planning on souping up the saddle at any point?
         
        09-04-2012, 01:08 AM
      #1829
    Trained
    I'm going to go with the completely opposite route. I like the first one because it is beautiful and simple, which will go well with your beautiful and simple saddle.
         
        09-04-2012, 05:04 AM
      #1830
    Green Broke
    I think I like the second one.

    I hope you're okay Nyx

    Today was a day of mixed-ness. So Rosie seemed to know we were going, waiting at the gate. Then I took her out into the next paddock with the crazy grey and Rosie was pretty freaked. She walked straight onto the float though, brilliant, but then was so nervous that the grey mare was coming up behind her she kept twisting around trying to see behind her, and almost got jammed in the float. Anyway, got going and she was great when we got there, so much calmer and happier, just rolling in the dirt and lazing in the sun. I am so glad we moved!

    Then my new job called and asked me to work Thursday and Friday which I was super happy about, actually a job I want in a field somewhat relevant.

    Then the badness, I went to pick up my work pay and saw in the roster that they had rostered me on for Thursday and Saturday, for 8+ hour shifts, and then no shifts at all next weekend. Now just recently I specifically asked my manager not to put me on for such long shifts. 8 hours standing up with no breaks and no sitting down and an awful manager yelling at your for things that are literally his mistake is completely unbearable. It's also illegal (as far as breaks are concerned). I've just been here a few weeks but in the past when I have told her I am busy weekdays she said not to write it down because I am just a relief, my work is on weekends. So now she's rostered me on two days before a weekday with two days notice (roster comes out today). Which obviously I can't do.

    Anyway I thought about it and spoke to my mother and we agreed this job isn't right for me, and i'm not desperate for the money, so I sent a message (not the best form of communication but the only way this place seems to do it) saying that 8 hour shifts with no breaks are no good for me and that I had prior obligations on Thursday, she says that she needs me to work Thursday, and I say no and that I don't want to work there anymore.

    I felt bad not giving her more notice but I would have worked the weekend if she asked, and if she would have actually given me notice (more than two days) then I wouldn't have taken this shift for my other job. If she'd at least offered me a break, just half an hour at a quiet time, I'd have tried to do something for her.

    But I can't work 8 hours standing up. Maybe I'm just weak. But I think people should have breaks, and I've had two or three shifts, I'm practically new, they just threw me in, didn't show me anything, then yelled a lot at everyone (not just me) and I don't know. Just awful.

    So now she sends me a text about how this this has like disrupted her business and how all hospitality people have to work 8+ hour shifts.

    I get that, and I've worked in places with 8 hour days and that was fine but it was at this place completely awful.

    But now I feel rotten.

    *Rant over*
         

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