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.
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.