I called my barn owner last night to tell her that I couldn't come riding this weekend. Her answer? "Okay, thanks, bye." No "Oh, why not?" or, "Do you want to come on Monday instead?". Nothing. Frankly, I'm really sick of this place I'm riding at. I've been doing nothing but walking and trotting over poles for half a year. Even my sister's friend, who owns a ranch, says that by now, I should be jumping at least cross-rails at a canter. I don't even know how to tack up or halter my horse. I'm no where near confident around them. I'm not even going to stay for the summer, hoping things get better. I don't think I'll be riding next weekend. I want to move on, and find a new stable to ride at. I've e-mailed one of them a month ago, but I got nothing back. Every other stable is either unlisted or too far away for me to drive back and forth. What am I supposted to do? I love horses, and I can't stop thinking about when I'll get one. I want to ride every day, not once every week (If I have a ride there, even). Do I keep looking for stables to ride at? Stick it out at my current stable? (I really don't think I'll do this) look for stablehand jobs over the summer? I'm upset, and I want to find a way to stay with my horses! Please help- what would you do in my situation? I'm a young teenager with hardley (even though I've been riding for half a year) any horse experience, who rides english and wants to do eventing or cross-country.
Thanks in advance.