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post #1 of 15 Old 04-24-2013, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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I'm Boring Without Horses

Lakota is off to the trainer's, being broke to ride. He's only been there for 6 days and I feel like I'm going to go insane. I literally have no life without my horse. All I do now is sit on the couch and wonder how his training is going, if he's doing good in his new stall, if he's made any horse friends over there.
And to make it even worse, I have his trainer's number in my cell phone, just begging me to text her and ask how he's doing(
I've already done it once, just because the curiosity was gnawing at me ). I try to make myself feel better by reading the Horse Forum, hoping that it will cure my horse fever. I've also started playing horse sims more often than usual. Nothing helps.
*sigh* Jeez, what did I ever do before the horse bug bit me?..I forgot.
Grrrrrrrrrrr.
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post #2 of 15 Old 04-24-2013, 07:24 PM
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Can you go visit him?
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post #3 of 15 Old 04-24-2013, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Can you go visit him?
I'm not sure. A lot of trainers don't like it when the owner comes to watch. Plus, she does all of his training in the mornings..waaay too early for me to head out & watch. I don't want to be too clingy, either. It would be nice to go out to the trainer's every once in a while and see him, but I'm afraid that I might irritate the trainer. I'm not saying that she's rude or a bad person..I'm just really self-conscious, I guess.
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post #4 of 15 Old 04-24-2013, 10:15 PM
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I'm not sure. A lot of trainers don't like it when the owner comes to watch. Plus, she does all of his training in the mornings..waaay too early for me to head out & watch. I don't want to be too clingy, either. It would be nice to go out to the trainer's every once in a while and see him, but I'm afraid that I might irritate the trainer. I'm not saying that she's rude or a bad person..I'm just really self-conscious, I guess.
I've never heard of that. Any trainer I've ever known would encourage the owner to watch. As an owner, I could never NOT watch progress happening, how else will you know how the trainer got the horse from A to B, or how the horse has been taught to execute A, B, or C.

I'm just genuinely curious so I hope that doesn't come off as rude. If I were you, I'd go out and watch your horse during a training session. At least check up to make sure the training is going as you've envisioned. It's your horse & your money so you have every right to check up.
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post #5 of 15 Old 04-24-2013, 10:38 PM
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Well, call her and ask about going out to watch.
Get yourself to bed early and get up early and out to see him being worked if this is her schedule.
I wouldn't be there every day but it would be nice to see the progress. Just stay out of the way and say thank you! : )
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post #6 of 15 Old 04-24-2013, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Well, technically it's not my money that's being spent, it's my grandparents'. lol
So, if I were to go there, my grandma would go with me, which (and I'm not trying to be mean or anything) I would dread. Simply because my grandma is known to be one to be way too loud around animals while you are working with them. Cattle, goats, horses, dogs. You name it, and she is likely to yell around it at the wrong time, and sometimes in the wrong place. She honestly doesn't mean to and she doesn't even notice that she's doing it.
It just seems like it would be a struggle to get there, considering I *still* don't have my driver's license (that's a long and complicated story of it's own).
Maybe I can just ask the trainer for updates every 3 days or so? That seems reasonable, right?

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post #7 of 15 Old 04-24-2013, 11:16 PM
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Every three days sounds pretty reasonable.

I know what you mean about be being boring with out horses. When I first moved from the farm I was so lost! Thankfully I have two part time jobs right now so I keep myself fairly busy. Still miss my horses, but nothing to be done about that right now.

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Exercise to keep your body in shape and mind occupied.
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post #9 of 15 Old 04-24-2013, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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That's what my boyfriend suggested, too. So, we've been running/riding bikes for about 3 miles a few times every week. Then we race around a circle track, then after that we play a little bit of basketball. I'm just glad that my boyfriend is such a health nut..If not, I'd probably be about 10 pounds heavier than I am now. lol

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post #10 of 15 Old 04-25-2013, 03:28 AM
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LOL Okay, I see your problem with getting out there. Maybe Grandma could take you out sometime just to visit the horse...take him some apples or carrots...just to say Howdy and get a quick horse fix.That shouldn't interrupt any training schedule. But you do need to ask the trainer and keep in touch with her.
Sounds like you and your boyfriend have a good exercise plan to keep you busy. Beats sitting around eating bonbons and feeling blue. It will keep you in shape so you will be ready to ride when your horse comes home!

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