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  • Its not quiting if its not your passion anymore

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    05-16-2013, 11:01 PM
  #1
Foal
Should I quit??

I'm a seventh grader and have been riding my whole life. Everyone says I'm extremely talented, I've won multiple championships and I've always loved it but I'm just kind of...I don't know, I feel like I'm losing my desire and passion. I want to branch out and do different things, not just stick with the same thing for the rest of my life. It's not fun anymore. I want to try different sports too, like gymnastics. Maybe part of the problem is I always get teased for doing what I do... It was worse last year but I'm getting really tired of "hey horsey". I have a strong personality and that doesn't get to me it's just annoying. But the other part of me says stick with it, because this has been your life long passion and talent... I dunno, suggestions? Opinions? Advise?
     
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    05-16-2013, 11:06 PM
  #2
Trained
If horses aren't fun for you any more, there is nothing wrong with taking some time off from horses and trying out some new things. If anything, having other interests will make you a more well rounded person in the long run. You can always go back to horses if you find you are missing them.
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    05-16-2013, 11:07 PM
  #3
Started
If you're not having fun, that's an issue. May I ask why it's not fun anymore?
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    05-16-2013, 11:11 PM
  #4
Trained
A trainer at my barn did this. We were riding one day and she was telling us about how she spent her childhood and teenage years about living in a barn because she was either riding, training, or working to earn her horse(s). After years of showing the pleasure circuit, she said she couldn't handle the drama and politics anymore, so she went to a show and sold everything she had (horse, trailer, tack, etc). She said she took a 10 year break before going back to it and now she's training and loves it.
     
    05-16-2013, 11:11 PM
  #5
Started
You are still very young, take a break....more than enough time to go back, if you choose to. I went through a similar thing with my daughter in ballet....very talented, many years invested. She wanted to quit for a while....to ride horses...lol. I didn't want her to resent me letting her quit later in life if she regretted it later. I let go of it and let her quit. She never went back....does she regret it now as an adult, probably a little. Was her life destroyed...no.

Do what makes you happy. You will figure it out.
     
    05-16-2013, 11:15 PM
  #6
Foal
I dunno, I used to have a ton of fun as a working student but then everyone went to Florida and wouldn't take me with them. I trained over the winter on a very green horse (who I own) and I've been training him but the routine has gotten boring. I'm not unappreciative of the opportunity but I've been doing grid work and flower boxes for the past five months. Again, I know it's good for you, but it gets tiring after a while.
All the kids at my school have sports with a. Team to cheer them on, and here I am on green draft cross with nothing but an instructor, and I'm nothing to her (although a very knowledgable and sweet instructor) her schedule is packe and I'm probably just another hour block on her calendar
     
    05-16-2013, 11:20 PM
  #7
Trained
Sounds like some team sports would be a nice change for you. You obviously feel like your missing out on the having teammates thing. It is a lot of fun to experience that bond with other sports. I played softball and was a band geek and would trade either one for anything. Horseback riding can be lonely due to it being mostly you and the horse, and again you can always go back to it.
     
    05-16-2013, 11:23 PM
  #8
Foal
The only thing is I don't want to regret it later, like I look back on it and say I Easter all my talent and aspirations.
     
    05-16-2013, 11:25 PM
  #9
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Originally Posted by Valuta8    
I dunno, I used to have a ton of fun as a working student but then everyone went to Florida and wouldn't take me with them. I trained over the winter on a very green horse (who I own) and I've been training him but the routine has gotten boring. I'm not unappreciative of the opportunity but I've been doing grid work and flower boxes for the past five months. Again, I know it's good for you, but it gets tiring after a while.
All the kids at my school have sports with a. Team to cheer them on, and here I am on green draft cross with nothing but an instructor, and I'm nothing to her (although a very knowledgable and sweet instructor) her schedule is packe and I'm probably just another hour block on her calendar
.............okay just stop.

Your post is making me upset. You have a horse... and your own jumps... and your own place to ride... AND an instructor that makes time for you.. and you're moping?

Why are you moping?!

Maybe you should consider just how lucky you are before you get all down and stuff. There is nothing wrong with this picture. I'd be over the moon if I had what you had.

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Now if you are that 'bored' with doing 'grid work and flower boxes for the past five months' then maybe you should ask your instructor if you can do something different? Maybe take your horse to a show and do some gymkhana or something silly to let loose. Or to challenge you.

Stop thinking "poor me" because that will get you and your horse nowhere.
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    05-16-2013, 11:28 PM
  #10
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Originally Posted by Valuta8    
I dunno, I used to have a ton of fun as a working student but then everyone went to Florida and wouldn't take me with them. I trained over the winter on a very green horse (who I own) and I've been training him but the routine has gotten boring. I'm not unappreciative of the opportunity but I've been doing grid work and flower boxes for the past five months. Again, I know it's good for you, but it gets tiring after a while.
All the kids at my school have sports with a. Team to cheer them on, and here I am on green draft cross with nothing but an instructor, and I'm nothing to her (although a very knowledgable and sweet instructor) her schedule is packe and I'm probably just another hour block on her calendar
If you've decided you're done, chances are it won't hurt to take a break. If you love riding, look at ways to make it fun. Does your school have a HS rodeo? Could you go to shows ( sounds like its repetitive)? Possibly go track some cows, learn to drive horses, something fun. Being stuck in an arena with a trainer barking sounds rather dull to me too. Can you trail ride? Or camp? Maybe you could get acces to mules or donkeys? Idk. I'd hate to see someone talented just quit because they are bored. Most are overwhelmed.
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