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    11-15-2009, 12:16 PM
Angry Some people are just...

Hi everyone!
I really hate to be posting this and all, but there is this one person at my barn, one year younger than me, that thinks she is perfect and can't be happy for anyone but herself. If she has a good lesson, she brags, and if she does good in a show, she brags, and it just puts a damper on my mood. I have politness grounded into me, so I ALWAYS compliment her and her horse, and she doesn't even say it back to me And, all the adults think she is an angel because she is a suck up, and they adore her. If only they knew...
Yes, I will admit I am a little jealous because I work ten times as hard as she does, riding six times a week where she rides once, and she gets tons of attention and she just doesn't deserve it. I hate to be one of those people that is really jealous, but I just don't find it fair. Plus, I find her distracting because she makes me feel competitive and I lose focus. Just yesterday, me and my horse jumped 3'9 for the first time (it was so wonderful ) and she rides in the next lesson and jumps the same thing. Now, I'm dreading seeing her because I know she will brag and bring me down. The worst part is, I bragged to her too yesterday I'm just as bad as her when I do that, but I couldn't help myself. I know I should just focus on me and my horse, but it's hard.
So much drama...
Well, this was my rant. Please don't say that I'm making this worse (although I probably am ) I just wanted to get this out of my mind and see if you guys go through something similar. Thanks for listening! Oh, and hugs of you read all of it! :)
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    11-15-2009, 01:13 PM
I used to think this one girl I boarded with was a big snob. When her horse was injured she got everyone to take care of it for her, and I would have to tend to my own horse while this was going on. I got her introuble for riding my friends pony too hard. We kind of became friends when we had beef with the same trainer. He was using the boarder indoor and he shouldnt have been. After that we were on talking terms, and she sort of became a little nicer to me. I think she was sort of jealous she didnt have many friends. Probably because of her behavior. It was like a perpetual cycle.
    11-15-2009, 01:43 PM
Oh I feel for ya! I'm normally a very polite person as well and will compliment my worst enemy.However it does wear on you when you have to put up with a person like this all the time.

The up side? You will be better than her! She only rides 5times less the you, you will be much better. Give yourself some time.

And congrats and the huge jump! I would be scared to jump anything over
    11-15-2009, 03:42 PM
Wow, that sucks. Back when I was at the mercy of other people's facilities, there were always annoying people like this around. Just remember, it's usually the people who know the least who are most likely to spout off about their accomplishments. Someday, when she tries to out-perform you and your horse, she is going to fall off because she's not as seasoned a rider, and you will get to laugh (silently, of course:). Hope everything works out for you:)
    11-15-2009, 06:03 PM
Thanks guys!
    11-15-2009, 07:55 PM
Another thing is, next week we have to take a make-up lesson, and I considered skipping it because of her. Then, I realized that I CAN NOT let her get to me that much, because then it would start effecting me and my horse. *sigh* there's one at every barn...
    11-15-2009, 08:33 PM
There is a very good chance she is an insecure girl who covers it up by being overconfident. Don't let her get to you! It can't hurt to try to make friemd over the next few weeks/months. If it turns out she is just a self-centered brat, at least you can honestly say "wow, I'm glad I'm not her!"
    11-15-2009, 08:38 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by 1dog3cats17rodents    
There is a very good chance she is an insecure girl who covers it up by being overconfident. Don't let her get to you! It can't hurt to try to make friemd over the next few weeks/months. If it turns out she is just a self-centered brat, at least you can honestly say "wow, I'm glad I'm not her!"

What she said.
    11-15-2009, 09:02 PM
Well, me and this girl have been friends on and off. I have known her since I was in sixth grade (now in ninth), and she seemed to worsen over the years. I still talk to her politely, and have even recently hung out with her. We seem to be on and off, but after three years, I'm sick of it. She doesn't know I feel this way, which is better, because she is the type to just blow up if you get into an argument (been there, done that ) Last year, she got so mad she ignored me for half the year, and since then it's just, ugh, you know...
    01-20-2010, 08:32 PM
That sucks REAL bad. :) I know what it's like. :(

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