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        10-06-2012, 08:11 AM
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    In the end its called life. You are in high school right? I like my horse; however, my job, and my family are going to come before my horse. The attitude that nothing in life is more important than horses is actually a part of what turns non-horse people off horse people. That and the attitude that they are gods gift to the horse world. The I can ride that horse in a minute but the owner/rider/trainer/whatever/ is screwing it up and I would fix it in a minute. I know its shocking but there are more important things than horses.

    You don't know what is going on in these peoples lives so its not fair to judge them for not spending time with their horses. They might be so busy doing child care, working to afford the bills and then spending time with a significant other that there is simply not enough time. Heck, I have not ridden in a few days because I am either studying for school or working and by the time I get to the barn it dark, no lights no ride. Its not your place or anyone else's to judge these peoples lives. If a person is into drugs, first its not nice to spread rumors around the internet so you should not discuss that. Second if they are into drugs that's a learning experience and a whole battle that they have to fight should they decide to pursue sobriety. They have a bigger fight and things to worry about than riding their horse. Would you want someone who is under the influence to be around horses? Its actually better that they are not interested in the horse at this time.
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        10-06-2012, 08:12 AM
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    Sorry double post removed
         
        10-06-2012, 08:23 AM
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    As the saying goes... Different courses for different horses.

    If we were all the same and all had the same interests/mindsets the world would be aboring place. I love my horses, but I no longer see them daily. Kids and work have put a stop to that. The sad thing is that I work full time with horses, but I don't get to see my own daily.

    As for riding, that's something that is quite time consuming; some day you will find yourself in the position to race against the clock to get horse tacked up, ridden and put away before a baby wakes up from a nap :) With my daughter I had this task mastered down to a fine art; but it didnt take long for the "cling" of the gate at the yard opening, to instantly wake her up and have her excited to be out with the horse and me. This limited my riding to how long she was content to sit in a buggy, which sometimes may only have lasted 15 minutes.

    I will never have a life outside horses, I'm darn near 30 so that's not going to change now, but circumstances will change and I know right well I am going to have periods of my life where it is just not do-able to have a horse.
         
        10-06-2012, 08:57 AM
      #14
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    People change. Known fact of life. Personally, I can't see myself ever not having a horse, but who knows? I know TONS of people who have moved on for the corral.
    One of the reasons why I never believe the "I want to breed me mare and keep the baby forever" argument.
    Some go back (my sister is now breeding reining AQHA horses after losing interest to boys *rolley eyes* LOL ) and some never do. Most of the ones I see losing interest are the younger ones, who either tried horses and found out it wasn't for them or people who think breeding and raising horses are cheap.
    Usually I find that if someone is older and getting into riding, they will stick with it.

    But, as crazy as it seems, horses don't work for everyone. Just like I don't get the whole Beiber thing. It's all personal preference as we change into ourselves.
         
        10-06-2012, 09:05 AM
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    Green Broke
    No matter how much we all love our horses,sometimes our life path won't let us keep them.I've been a horsewoman for over 40 years, always managed to keep some in my life, but then there was cancer, surgery, retirement, hospital bills. This month my horses will go to new homes-my heart breaks but I can't care for them any longer. Life sucks at times.
         
        10-06-2012, 09:35 AM
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    People have different passions and need to discover them on their own. For me it's always been horses, but as previous posters have stated, when you're an adult there are other obligations that take up your time.

    I see and interact with my horses on a daily basis, but that's only because I have them at home with me. If they were boarded, I'd probably only see them a couple times a week.
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        10-06-2012, 10:24 AM
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
    No matter how much we all love our horses,sometimes our life path won't let us keep them.I've been a horsewoman for over 40 years, always managed to keep some in my life, but then there was cancer, surgery, retirement, hospital bills. This month my horses will go to new homes-my heart breaks but I can't care for them any longer. Life sucks at times.
    I've gotten a few freedbies and really good deals.when life throws these hard balls at people. I bought a mare and the owner delivered her with two others and asked if I would care for them. Little bit of a surprise, and even though it broke her heart, I was happy to do it for her.
    I'm sorry you are going through it. It's never easy.
         
        10-06-2012, 10:58 AM
      #18
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    Originally Posted by WSArabians    
    But, as crazy as it seems, horses don't work for everyone. Just like I don't get the whole Beiber thing. It's all personal preference as we change into ourselves.
    Funniest thing I've read on the forum in awhile! As a mom of a 7 year old Bieber addict, that was amusing. I don't get the fascination either but it is fun to tease my kiddo about it and make her red faced (just like my parents did about new kids on the block - I probably shouldn't admit that)

    Different strokes for different folks. I think a lot of times it is the novelty of it and a lot of times in my experience once some figure out the actual work involved and that it isn't all just riding and fun, it isn't for them.
         
        10-06-2012, 11:51 AM
      #19
    Green Broke
    Meh, life takes us in new directions all the times. Interests come and go - and sometimes it isn't that they "go" but that other things take priority and our old interests have to take the back seat.
    I "lost interest" in horses when I was 17 (having been basically born/raised in the saddle to that point), sold my last horse and moved on to other things in life. We moved, I graduated, I had my daughter, started working full-time and raising a child - for years horses were hardly a though in my head. Then we got DD her horse when she turned 12 and my passion for them was reawakened.
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        10-06-2012, 12:00 PM
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    Trained
    I see it all the time here as this area is filled with horsekeeping properties. There is a multitude of reasons, but from what I have seen, the #1 reason is riding & things associated with it (grooming, tacking up, etc) takes effort, people get lazy, simple as that.
         

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