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        04-21-2011, 11:41 PM
      #11
    Banned
    Oh, I didn't mean for it to sound like "oh gosh, she shortened my stirrups" I just thought she was going to shorten them by like a hole or two but, not by like 6. I don't even remember what they were at but, yes I could have easily walked away.
         
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        04-22-2011, 04:36 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Honestly, she hasn't really done anything to you. Little comments like 'do you want me to go get him?' are always taken so personally, but maybe she was just trying to be helpful? I doubt it was an insult to your horsemanship skills.

    As far as talking to the BO, I wouldn't. I'm a manager at my barn and hear TONS of stuff from this one person, little tiny things that I could really care less about. Unless it's a serious issue or affects the safety of the horses/people at the barn, I can't do anything about it. Plus, if you're always complaining about something, it makes the serious issues that you bring up seem less serious.
         
        04-22-2011, 04:49 PM
      #13
    Banned
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    Originally Posted by Ali M    
    Honestly, she hasn't really done anything to you. Little comments like 'do you want me to go get him?' are always taken so personally, but maybe she was just trying to be helpful? I doubt it was an insult to your horsemanship skills.

    As far as talking to the BO, I wouldn't. I'm a manager at my barn and hear TONS of stuff from this one person, little tiny things that I could really care less about. Unless it's a serious issue or affects the safety of the horses/people at the barn, I can't do anything about it. Plus, if you're always complaining about something, it makes the serious issues that you bring up seem less serious.
    I never even thought about it that way. Although, I do want to point out which, I didn't point out in my original post is that when she said "do you want me to get him?" she made it sound more like "hey, you don't know how to control or get your horse so, you want me to go get him"... If that makes any sense at all.

    It's just the way she made it sound, that irritated me.
         
        04-22-2011, 05:12 PM
      #14
    Started
    I don't blame you for being creeped out. It is a little weird.
    Just wait and see if she backs off. Like you said, she hasn't really crossed the line yet, but it sounds like she might.
         
        04-22-2011, 06:36 PM
      #15
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    Originally Posted by Jessabel    
    I don't blame you for being creeped out. It is a little weird.
    Just wait and see if she backs off. Like you said, she hasn't really crossed the line yet, but it sounds like she might.
    Yeah, it was weird. I don't even want to mention it or anything but, still creeper much and I have severe anxiety and stuff so, it does creep me out even more because, of that.

    Anyway, I talked to my friend today and I mentioned and she said "yeah don't worry about her, she's weird, she's blown me off numerous times so, she's not even a real friend of mine either" and she even said that it was weird so, I feel a tons better. She even said to not even look or talk to her.
         
        04-22-2011, 06:46 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    I always hated when the trainers at my barn would try and give me impromptu lessons. Once they did it and even expected me to pay for it afterwards! Like, I did NOT ask you for this! Haha, anyway, I agree with the polite response things. Also, if she tries to give you a lesson, or tell you what to do or anything, just be like "no thanks, I got this" lol. That's what I would do anyway :P
         
        04-22-2011, 06:56 PM
      #17
    Banned
    I definitely got a lot of help on this thread. I felt really confident talking to my friend today about it and she was like "yeah that is weird" and I laughed.

    I don't even think she's a trainer and I honestly have no respect for her from what I saw the other day. She even tried to make a hackamore out of a halter and leadrope and she had the clip on reins all the way up by the poor horses' ears and the horse bugged out and she was being so rude to the horse. Yeah, if I was a horse I would be flipping out too. I don't know she was/is weird.

    The fact that she asked "do you want me to get him" didn't really bother me all that much but, if I wanted her help I would have asked for her help but, the way she "trains" horses I don't like it and I wouldn't want her touching my horse. Especially because, my horse likes to 'push' new people to see how they react and stuff just like a horse "testing" there riders, he likes to do so on the ground and I would be utterly shocked if she went and did something like she does to my friend's horse I would smack her silly. I don't know just me...
         
        04-22-2011, 07:00 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    Maybe she's checkin' you out? LOL <3
         
        04-22-2011, 07:07 PM
      #19
    Banned
    nope definitely wasn't that kind of watching me.
         
        04-22-2011, 07:23 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    Ya never know! LOL
         

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