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post #21 of 33 Old 08-13-2008, 08:03 PM
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Hugs!!

Really sorry about that, but these things happen. Just don't let your anger get away from you. It could cost you your riding priviledges. I have to be careful, too, since we sorta borrow our neighbors' horses. I don't want to say, "Shoe these horses!" or, "Buy us a Big, fancy arena with expensive footing and mirrors!", because if they decide they don't want a complainer riding their horses, that's the end of it. I would cry, too, if my anger or selfish desires got between me and horses. I'd miss Sambo sooooo much!

Don't they provide saddles? Or do you want to ride at times when they don't have the saddles ready for use?

I had one of those "beginner" saddles, too, but I bought it used, and the billets were made of belly leather, and they were really soft, and one was severely stretched. But it worked, if I avoided that strap altogether, or used the hole above the stretch. I also bought it and two halters, a bridle, a mane comb, a hoof pick, a girth, two pads and a bucket. I sold the saddle, girth and pad fro fifty bucks, which went towards a much nicer saddle.

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His majestic snorting strikes terror.He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; Job 39:19...
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post #22 of 33 Old 08-13-2008, 08:42 PM
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Here's an idea:

Donate the saddle to the camp. Even though they teach western, offer to give English demonstrations. You can use it all the time, and girls at a certain level could use it from time to time.
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post #23 of 33 Old 08-13-2008, 09:02 PM
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Don't fret over your permit either. I know it wasn't for your driving test but, I went for my license at 20 and failed three times. 8)

You *could* donate it. Trust me. Money comes and goes. While what you paid for it was a lot at this point in time, but it will come back to you.
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post #24 of 33 Old 08-14-2008, 12:53 AM
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You *could* donate it. Trust me. Money comes and goes. While what you paid for it was a lot at this point in time, but it will come back to you.
^^^^^ Excellent Advice!!!!!! And I promise...the good deeds DO come back to you!!!!

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

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post #25 of 33 Old 08-14-2008, 03:51 AM
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Keep your head up and keep the saddle because maybe you can use it on your own horse one day when you get on! Also, next time, ask first.

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post #26 of 33 Old 08-14-2008, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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I know, I should've asked. But two of my friends who have high ranking positions, said that they wouldn't mind me using it. I should've asked first though.

I am going to keep the saddle and use it as a decoration for my room. I know it'll fit me in three or four years, which is when I go to college. I'm going to Kentucky and my parents have said they'll buy me a horse. I'm not too confident about donating it. I highly doubt they would take it, and you should see the tack they have now. I wouldn't trust them with my "nice" saddle. I might try though.

As for the permit, I guess I did have a lot on my mind then because I went again today and..... I PASSED! I was oober excited!

And for Bucky's Buddy, they do have saddles we can use, but I am itching to ride English and all they have is western.

Thanks for all of the support guys! I love y'all!

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post #27 of 33 Old 08-14-2008, 07:11 PM
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Oh boy! You are coming to Kentucky for school?! Which college are you considering? Sorry to get off topic.
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post #28 of 33 Old 08-14-2008, 07:21 PM
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Yeah, I get that itch to ride in a different discipline. I ride english, too, and I don't have a western saddle that fits Sam's narrow withers.....he does this thing where he buckles a the knees if a saddle is uncomfortable......at least I think that his way of saying "this saddle don't fit. TAKE IT OFF!!" He didn't buckle with my Mom's dressage saddle, because it was higher off his withers, where I could fit two fingers under. My saddle is a bit too wide, I can only fit one finger under!!

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His majestic snorting strikes terror.He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; Job 39:19...
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post #29 of 33 Old 08-14-2008, 07:29 PM
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Well, ask the person you are closest to in a high position, if they would buy it from you.

If you do decide to sell the saddle, in your ad or in your discussions with interested buyers, DO NOT say how much you paid for it. You said you paid $75 for it. Market it at $80-100 with the good ol' "make an offer".

If you, or your mother, wants to say something, then say it. If you do it in a respectful, constructive manner, they will have nothing to be mad at you for. Don't go in, guns blazing, shaking your finger at everyone, "Listen up!". State your concerns and your position in a nice manner and you, and hope for the best. Maybe offer a plan of action, or give them something to work with.

(And poor you with the door! Don't beat yourself up over that. It happens. At least you have the excuse of not having your permit yet. If you had your license, you would have cause for feeling dumb. But not now! Cheer up love. It always gets better.)
First of all, (((hugs))) :)

Could you sell your saddle to the scouts? Then they would own it so you could use it? Or loan it (so you get it back if you ever leave)

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post #30 of 33 Old 08-15-2008, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Oh boy! You are coming to Kentucky for school?! Which college are you considering? Sorry to get off topic.
Haha, that's okay! I really want to to to Midway College. It's a women's only college, which is a bit disapointing. I want some guys! LOL! But, they are supposed to have amazing equine programs. I want to be a riding instructor and horse trainer, so I think it'd be a great college to go to. It is an out-of-state private college, so I have to get a super good scholarship! It's $745 for every credit hour in the Equine Tuition and $990 for the Equine Riding tuition. Pretty spendy!

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