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post #21 of 26 Old 12-12-2009, 05:03 PM
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Did you think I was being rufe? If you did, I apologize, I didn't mean what I typed like it must have sounded, I was smiling the whole time I wrote it, honest. I tend to be a little blunt, maybe more so than I should, after all you cannot see my facial expressions or hear my tone of voice when I type...
No offense indended.

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post #22 of 26 Old 12-12-2009, 08:37 PM
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I'm sorry seahorseys, I honestly wasn't trying to be rude, your post just had me a little confused and I assumed maybe there was a psychological reason - it seems I assumed right. I just read the list and was thinking "Why on EARTH would someone have an excuse to not work with their horse???" I'm sorry, you just weren't very clear in your original post. It's understandable when you feel your confidence slip a bit. My best advice would be to do your best to push past it - I definately feel a little unnerved sometimes when it's windy and my 2 year old is jumping out of her skin, but it makes me more determined to do things with her to get her used to those things.

I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.

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post #23 of 26 Old 12-12-2009, 09:26 PM
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-It's too late

I've used this, mostly because unless its Thursday or Friday, our arena lights (we only have 1 outdoor arena) are shut off at 9. All other days, they're shut off at 7--which is conveniently when I get off of work.

-She just ate (how long do you guys wait?)

There was a time when I would get to the barn right in the middle of hay being thrown--I'd wait 20 or so minutes, catch up with some boarders, and then saddle up! Of course I never do any hard work, just some walking/trotting.....

-It's too muddy
-It's raining,....

I don't want to get dirty? Again, we only have one oudoor arena (that floods) so unless its like, sprinkling or we've had a couple of sunny days to dry everything out, riding is out. :(

-....or thundering, or lightening...

This I actually agree with. Thundering maybe not, but definitely lightening, just because in the middle of a wide open space, I do NOT want to be the thing on a 16hh horse, lol.

To all of the people who are giving you excuses....do they have fat horses? I work my guy almost every day, and he's the most in-shape horse at my barn! And, for the record, I see nothing wrong with going safe and slow with her, especially since I remember reading in a previous post that she was on lots of land/is hard to catch?
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post #24 of 26 Old 12-13-2009, 01:33 AM
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I don't use very many excuses and I usually ride in all sorts of weather. It doesn't snow where I'm at, unfortunately, but I'm sure I'd ride in the snow, too. One of my guy friends and I used to go out riding in the pouring rain. We never complained. During the summer we'd wake up at four thirty and ride before the sun came up. It was a blast.

I haven't gotten the chance to ride Cricket in all sorts of weather yet. I've only had her since July.

I usually work/ride her every other day and every day during weekends and breaks, but I try to get out every day. I'm a highschool student with ALOT of homework. I don't have many excuses as to why I can't ride or work with my horse. My biggest excuse, however, is legitimate. The mare I used to ride the summer before last spooked and dumped me and I messed up my right hip pretty badly. I couldn't ride for almost a year but I still went out to muck corrals and work horses. Some days it's really bad and I literally can't ride. Most of the time it hurts and I ride anyways. My parents hate me. Haha. Pain or no pain, if I want to ride I will. I've waited too long and worked FAR too hard for my own horse not to. Haha. I'm a stubborn fella.

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post #25 of 26 Old 12-13-2009, 02:25 AM
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I think all the reasons given there, except for the 'she just ate' are not good ones.
I'd wait an hour for sure, for her food to digest a bit.

For the rest.. Keep going
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post #26 of 26 Old 12-13-2009, 04:46 AM
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Exscues do suck, gypsygirl, I totally agree with your trainer. You've got a mare that needs work, so make sure you work her :)

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