Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central Tennessee
• Horses: 0
I feel for you, I've been there, but there are worse things than riding alone. Everyone told me I shouldn't ride alone so I made a concentrated effort to find riding buddies. Here's the results:
Buddy #1 - Lovable, laughable, outgoing and friendly. Very good rider and compatible with my style of riding and age. Got very close to this person and gave them lots of stuff. Person always in some kind of drama or fix and had to help them out all the time. Gave person $1,000 to assist in leaving abusive relationship. Person responded by stealing my brand name western saddle and has now disappeared and can't contact or find them.
Buddies 2, 3, 4 and 5 - All beginner level riders. Helped find horses. Boarded horses for free. Made me feel guilty if I rode without them. Can't go faster than a walk or someone freaks out. Won't leave my property. Gets mad when I ask for help with feed, hay, chores, etc. Finally have to threaten before I can get help or money. Still waiting for 3 horses to leave but at least now have a signed boarding contract.
Ugh. Now I want to ride alone. I want to be LEFT ALONE, LOL! Can't imagine why I ever wanted a riding friend and can't wait to be back to riding by myself!