Hello everyone. Have an issue, & don't mind bats-about-the head to get me straight. Posted have a lesson on June 9. Since my post, have done nothing except worry re $, & trying to delve inside to find if I can really begin again. Had to go to my car dealership after work for a question, & since the place 2 seconds away from the stable, I drove up & just looked. 2 women were exercising/training. I wanted to see what I felt. I felt a kind of "hole", not exactly nothing (no fear, but no longing either), but...wondered if I succeeded in letting a dream die, or am just in a hard stasis-place. I will endeavor that lesson, again just-to-see, but was wondering if anyone else has experienced this kind of thing, or if I'm just not-ready, or if it's really time to lay it down (I do, I think, hear Stan saying "don't you dare"). Guess looking for some support &/or advice. Thanks.
Well now. That's too little info to be able to really give you a good answer. What are you not enjoying? If it's horses in general, then save your money and do something else you will enjoy. But if it's something like the barn politics, the trainers style, the horse you are riding - well that can all be changed. Tell us a bit more and we can offer advise and support. We are all obviously horse people, but I for one will not tell you to spend your money on it, if it's not for you.
STOP PICKING ON STAN!
But it's fun, and I pick on everyone about equally, I think.
If you are talking about the flip flops, I wear them around my horse. Not if I am planning to be there, but if I just stop in to say hi. Obviously anything can happen at any time with an animal, but I think that really, if he chose to stand on me, all my soft leather boots of sneakers would do is stop the skin from breaking. My bones would still break. I'm comfortable in flips around my horse for short times, as it would be a cold day in hell before he stood on me, he knows he would get a serious whooping.
UNFAIR AND WE GUYS AIN'T going to TAKE YOUR REVERSE... whatever.
Pick on me right back. No reverse anything from me here.
Did I read right in your other post that you are buying a new place? If so tell us about it please. I know you said about having your farrier manage it, are you meaning as a boarding barn/lesson barn? Or somewhere for you?
I was in the rough little city tonight to take the kids to the office. Brad took the night off as we had three hours alone and went to dinner. I had two glasses of wine with dinner, certainly wasn't drunk, I ate, but was relaxed, I'd had a nice time with Brad. We were waiting outside the office for the kids, and this tough guy walked past, looked like someone you see on those late night prison shows, all beefed up, tough looking.
He was carrying something in his arms, it was a tiny little pit puppy, maybe about 6 weeks old. I yelped and ran to him, and told him that he doesn't just get to walk past me carrying something like that, and to please hand it over. He looked at me confused, so I smiled, put my arms out, and just took the puppy from his arms.
Little puppy just sat there and licked about all of my neck, while I squealed. I was politely joking with the big prison looking guy, and while smiling told him that he seems to have a problem now, as he wasn't getting the puppy back.
He looked a little horrified and turned to Brad and said, hey man, can you get your girl to give me my dog back.
LMAO! I was really mainly joking about keeping the pup. I didn't mean to scare the man who was 3 times my size and scary looking. But I guess he thought if the police were called, they would believe me over him. Sadly I felt bad about frightening him, and gave the puppy back.