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post #1 of 8 Old 05-11-2012, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Kids leaving the barn

Just recently...our barn lost 4 girls. They went to ride at another barn. Which is sad. One girl left to follow the other 3 girls who all ride at the same barn I think.

The girl said she left because she doesnt have any friends to hang with at our barn.

I don't have any barn friends to hang with...and you don't see me leaving...i will always stay at this barn. :)

I don't get why people want to ride someplace else. As far as I know...our barn is pretty cheap money wise for lessons. Everywhere else is pretty pricey. Sigh

I will miss those girls. I was fun watching them ride there horses!
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-11-2012, 09:12 PM
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I wouldn't stay somewhere I had no friends. Maybe they felt unwelcome?
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-11-2012, 09:16 PM
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Having fun is important......while price may be your deciding factor for you social factors are important to others.
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-11-2012, 09:21 PM
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I had a border who supposedly wanted good care for her horse. I provided good dark, almost bug free shelter in the summer. Now her horse lives with no shelter from the insects. Funny how people can overlook that for something else.
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-11-2012, 11:06 PM
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People have different priorities, and money is not always a deciding factor (plus people don't always disclose fully why they do something). Besides lessons, rings, barn may be better in that new stable, so that could be part of the reason to move.

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass: it's about learning to dance in the rain..."

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post #6 of 8 Old 05-11-2012, 11:21 PM
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your barn will get new riders, you'll have new friends,
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post #7 of 8 Old 05-11-2012, 11:30 PM
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They left because your barn is closed on Saturdays!
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-11-2012, 11:34 PM
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I have no friends at my barn either. I so wish I did - it's lonely out there, just me sometimes. I don't actually have any friends who are into horses or anything... So it's not like I can even share my stories with anyone. (Well, kind of my boyfirend, who has my horse's brother, but he doesn't want to do anything with Levi but ride him down the trails, so it doesn't really count). But, my barn is nice, so I plan on staying there.
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