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    • 2 Post By Left Hand Percherons
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        05-05-2012, 01:00 PM
    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. she's going to help her friend paint a house.

    So now im upset about this because I can't 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 can't 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. He's only being ridden once a week.. I have a feeling that this month is going to stink! He's 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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        05-05-2012, 01:12 PM
    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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        05-05-2012, 01:24 PM
    I can't afford to go to another barn. Way to much money for me. :(
        05-05-2012, 01:26 PM
    She can't be painting a house every Saturday?
        05-05-2012, 02:28 PM
    Green Broke
    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!
        05-05-2012, 08:22 PM
    Green Broke
    Why don't you just go with someone else?

    Does your trainer have to be there, or just someone else?
        05-05-2012, 08:27 PM
    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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