Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Between two places in Canada!
• Horses: 0
Where I live, there's a few main stables that compete against each other - I'm so happy I'm basically the only person who trains with my trainer now (she's pretty much retired, but still does my private lessons) cause the people from a few of those other barns can be VICIOUS! They badmouth everything! The riders, the instructors, the horses, the tack, the training.. Everything. And the worst is for years I was one of the only independents and got along with everyone from the other barns, and they would badmouth each other to me..
I've since grown up and I don't listen to it and unfortunately I like to keep to myself.. I kind of have the attitude now that I have enough friends outside the horse industry, I don't need ones within that probably would badmouth me.
My old friends who are good friends, I've kept. Am I interested in meeting new not-so-nice friends? Nope.