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    04-04-2010, 10:11 PM
Green Broke
Post Me getting flipped on! for no reason!

So my parents are sooooo unfair! And mean! They flip on me for no reason! And its happened many times!! Im soo mad I could seriously scream!!!

This is what happened.... So its been super nice out lately and I had a long weekend off of school (I had Fri Sat Sun Mon off) So I planned to relax and stuff. On a normal school day... I get up at 6:30 I get up on my own no one gets me up because im always awake before 6:30. I have to clean my horses stall, give them water, feed them, come in the house get my school clothes on eat breakfast do hair and make up (sometimes) so I do all of that between 6:30 and 7:50 soo and hour and 20 minutes... mind you I am a slow person! Then come home clean them out again put them outside bring them in feed them and when I lock them up I'll brush them or I'll try to brush them outside if they don't keep walking away from me!

And now my parents are freaking at me because I want to chill out on my days off! They ALWAYS and I mean ALWAYS! Threaten to take the horses away from me! Like sell them or give them away! I hate that SOOO much! And today... I was at my grandmothers eating with my whole extended family for easter dinner. And it was getting almost time to take them in and feed them. So my mom and dad were going home and said "what about the horses?" and I said "I'll take them in" because I didnt put any shavings in Abby's stall because I wanted to let her stall dry up a bit. (I live right beside my G-ma's house by the way) So I could still watch them and stuff.

When me and my sister just got our shoes on to go home from my grandmothers house the horses were already in. So I figured my dad just took them in and fed them I later found out he didn't even bother (or care) to put shavings in her stall!!! And my horse is very clumsy and falls and slips ALL the time so im pretty sure she must have slipped in her still slightly wet stall!!! I was soo mad!! And then they always flip on me and my sister for not doing something we did the day before! Like he was flipping that we didn't clean out their feet in a whole what 2 days? And he kept saying that somethings going to happen "they might get some sort of bacteria or something..." which isn't wrong but he didn't even KNOW what he was talking about!

He always tries to act smart about horses! He thinks this because my Poppy had a beef cow farm with chickens and sheep and and had a couple horses and a pony. But that was sooooo long ago!! And my mom just sits there saying "yep that's right" when she doesn't know anything about horses!

GAHHH! Im done! Any advice? Lololol
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    04-04-2010, 10:12 PM
Green Broke
Wow that's long... didn't know I had such big problems! LOL
    04-04-2010, 11:27 PM
I know the feeling. I just roll my eyes and walk away because one day they will figure out how immature they are.
    04-05-2010, 12:50 AM
My mother likes to pretend she knows loads more about horses than I do.
News flash, I was riding before she decided to start learning and let me get my own flash, if I don't have more knowledge, then we have the same amount of knowledge. She isn't a huge horse person, and she takes WHATEVER anybody else tells her and throws it in my face.
Yes, I respect that you have more 'life experience' than me, but I've been around horses longer than she has.

BUT! Unless you're supporting your horses yourself then you can't really complain, they bought them, they can sell them, and they've got the upper hand I guess.
    04-05-2010, 03:35 AM
Hahahaha you sound like me when I was younger! Always thought my parents were the badies, thought they were so mean and nasty etc. and took it all out on them.

Be glad that your dad put the horses in for you. If he didn't put the shavings into her stable, well shrug it off. He probably didn't know! It's not his job to put the shavings down either. He thought he would help you out by bringing them in for you, and you turn around and get mad at him over shavings? So what happens next time when you NEED him to bring them in and he says no because you always say he doesn't know what he's doing?

Don't bite the hand that feeds you I say. Yes, I've been there done that, as I said, thought my parents were awful, but now I look back and think my god, they cared about me so much and tried their best to help me and do the right thing, and so often I just turned around and spat back at them.

In a few years you'll grow up and realise how good you've got it!!
    04-05-2010, 03:49 AM
My dad tried to "help" one day, and ended up tossing the three of them an entire bale of hay for dinner.
BUT, he was TRYING to HELP, and honestly... your parents don't sound so bad.
    04-05-2010, 06:00 AM
Alexischristina, my dad has done the same. They mean well, but they don't really know what to do. My dad used to just throw in a scoop of whatever feed was closest thinking it was the right thing. So now if I ever need him to feed for me I'll prepare all my feed and write a list for him to do so he knows that he's doing it right :)

Now that I have to do it all myself, it really hits home just how good my parents were and still are to me. Even if they don't do everything perfectly, they really are just trying to help.

To the OP, you say you want to chill on your days off. Does that mean you don't want to go out and feed etc.? Because if that's the case, I can understand where your parents are coming from. Horses are like a full time job, doesn't matter how busy you are you cannot just say 'I couldn't be bothered today'. I used to start work at 7am every morning, and would be up at 4.30 to ride, rug and feed. Then get home at about 6.30pm and go through the same routine.
You'll realise once you finish school just how much time you had to spare and how really not stressful it is. We'd all love a day to 'chill' once in a while but there is ALWAYS something that has to be done.
    04-05-2010, 09:15 PM
Parents are always the most evil thing when you're young. I certainly remember those days, and they weren't even that long ago. But here I am, 20 years old and having to move out of my parents house because several unfortunate circumstances, and I'm DREADING IT, I DO NOT want to move away from my mom, and she'll be an hour away!

We went through something similar with my step-sister. She had a horse that her mom took care of every day and paid everything for them. My step-sister couldn't be bothered to go out and feed them every once in awhile, or even ride, so her mom sold them.

As Kayty said, horses are a full-time job. And truthfully, if you feel that you simply must have a few days "off" to "chill," and that means not feeding your horses, you should reconsider the whole situation. They are like children, only bigger. Your parents didn't decide when you were little to "take a day off" and just leave you hungry and crying in your dirty diaper all day. It's only fair you treat your horses the same.

Good luck! In a few more years, you'll see where your parents come from, and believe it or not, will feel guilty over the way you've treated them sometimes. =]
    04-05-2010, 09:27 PM
Green Broke
You want to know the BEST way to get parents off your back about stuff you don't even need to do? Educate them nicely about horses and how it all works :)
Me and my mom took my dad to a tack shop and he asked all these questions... it was sorta annoying but the stuff I told him he remembered for ever! Which was so nice! He remembered it was a saddle rack and how it worked, it was great! Sometimes instead of fighting with them or getting annoyed, I just think about it and talk. It works!
    04-05-2010, 09:54 PM
Originally Posted by ridergirl23    
you want to know the BEST way to get parents off your back about stuff you don't even need to do? Educate them nicely about horses and how it all works :)
Me and my mom took my dad to a tack shop and he asked all these questions... it was sorta annoying but the stuff I told him he remembered for ever! Which was so nice! He remembered it was a saddle rack and how it worked, it was great! Sometimes instead of fighting with them or getting annoyed, I just think about it and talk. It works!
OoOooOOooo, I like what she said!


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