Why Saturdays? :( - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 7 Old 05-05-2012, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Why Saturdays? :(

So yesterday i was having my lesson..which went alright i guess.

My trainer tells me that every saturday the barn is going to be closed for the day. Shes going to help her friend paint a house.

So now im upset about this because i cant ride. Its poor planning because saturdays are her normal busy lesson days. So why close the barn for the day and cancel lessons. ::sigh::

I cant go to the barn unless somebody is there. So i am stuck at home.

My poor horse is never going to get on a program with the barn being closed. Hes only being ridden once a week.. I have a feeling that this month is going to stink! Hes not getting ridden.. I wont be able to move up with him. No wonder why i feel nervous when i ride him sometimes.

Atleast I can watch the pre derby races and the derby itself today.
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-05-2012, 01:12 PM
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That sounds like a trainer who really doesn't what to be in the buisness. Saturday is where all barns make the lionshare of their income. I'd be looking for a committed trainer whose hours you can work with.
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i cant afford to go to another barn. way to much money for me. :(
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Two things to consider. Either your trainer or who she is helpings has a regular M-F job so the weekend is the only time house painting can happen. Second, painting a house doesn't take all that long unless you're a slow worker so it shouldn't take more than 2-3 weekends. Of course if you want to speed things up and have something to do on Saturdays you can always volunteer to help!
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post #6 of 7 Old 05-05-2012, 08:22 PM
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Why don't you just go with someone else?

Does your trainer have to be there, or just someone else?
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-05-2012, 08:27 PM
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The entire barn is closed? That's stupid. If it were me, I'd go regardless because horses need exercise and you are PAYING to use the facilities.

Bring someone along. Heck I had the entire barn to myself when I used to work crazy hours so I'd only be available to get to my horse past 10pm till like 3am.

I wouldn't stand for it. Either stick up for yourself or move barns.

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