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post #31 of 58 Old 05-08-2013, 01:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Cherie View Post
Don't talk like that. I am over 65 so I guess that makes me ancient. My son used to tell me that we train horses differently now than I "used to train dinosaurs".

But, the 'Mothers' Curse' came back to haunt him. His 5 year old knows EVERYTHING and I can send her back home to him any time I want to. [His house is about 300 yards across the North pasture from ours.]
Over 65? Then you should be in a retirement home!

I well recall my mother telling little sis "I hope one day you have a child just like you!"

She did.

As her eldest grew so I could see sister, who was determined not to be like Mum over certain things, behaving as Mum did with her and placing the Mother's Curse.

Now my niece is a lovely young woman - I hope I am around to see if the curse passes down.
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post #32 of 58 Old 05-08-2013, 07:58 AM
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Ha Ha Cherie.

I thought that was you training dinosaurs with me. Those T-Rex were tough.. but not tougher than US. The Velociraptors all ended up in the bucking strings at the dino-rodeo back in our day. Only way to keep 'em in line.

FWIW folks, the more I know the more I realize the vastness of what I don't know. Matters not if it is training horses or doing mathematics... The Volume of what we don't know is gigantic. :)

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" but what I know is only a grain of sand put up next to the entire list of things about horses."

An "A" in English, some one forgot to grade your writing skills.

Just maybe, Mom & Dad, see this also. You've failed English 101, with your writings in these posts.

School, and learning to write, is a necessity. Training horses is privilege to be gained after the school work.

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Jeez. I'm an English Literature major and I don't always have flawless writing on these forums. That's not the point. As long as the intended message gets through clearly enough, we're all fine.

I should also mention that the most important aspect of an individual's writing is the content of what they have to say. If a writer is able to present dynamic ideas and display depth of thought, that is what matters most. The "grammar stuff" is secondary, although still important in the professional sphere (which by the way does not include online horse forums).
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Originally Posted by Eolith View Post
Jeez. I'm an English Literature major and I don't always have flawless writing on these forums. That's not the point. As long as the intended message gets through clearly enough, we're all fine.

I should also mention that the most important aspect of an individual's writing is the content of what they have to say. If a writer is able to present dynamic ideas and display depth of thought, that is what matters most. The "grammar stuff" is secondary, although still important in the professional sphere (which by the way does not include online horse forums).
I agree, some of the people are just tearing her down over spelling and its crazy. Instead of trying to just criticize her spelling and grammar, stick to the topic please.
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Goodness I wasn't aware we were the employing the grammar police on the forum! I've called people out on the way they write on here, but only if it is clear they put absolutely no effort into what they're writing. Her writing on an internet forum does not correlate with how she does in school, and it's been addressed that it doesn't appear her mother is PUNISHING her by not letting her train, but rather protecting her, or deciding that she isn't ready to train. Nothing to do with her grades or her writing, people so let's lay off.
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Amberly, parents were given to us for a reason. They protect us when we don't have the foresight to care for and safeguard ourselves, and they teach us how to properly live life. I think it's safe to say that everyone has gone through at least one situation when they thought they knew better than their parents, only to learn later (be it two months or two decades later) that their parents were right.

Be thankful you have a horse to be around. I didn't have real horseback riding lessons until I was 13; before that, it was a ride here and there in the summer on an old mare. Even at 13, the lessons weren't consistently once a week. Having a horse on your own property is such a blessing: don't overlook that!

Training a horse is a big task that is often dangerous for even the most experienced professionals, much less young people like you and me. Believe me, last summer I got cocky with my youngling, and ended up on the ground hurting. Parents have a lot of experience and wisdom that their children don't: that's why they're parents. Please, please respect your mom's decision. If she sees that you are being obedient (more importantly, that you are showing joy and being cheerful in your obedience) then she may allow you more privileges. Until then, just enjoy having horses around, and look at this as an opportunity to learn more about life, rather than a lack of an opportunity to train a horse :) I know it's hard, but believe me, you won't regret obeying and respecting your mom when you look back on this in the years to come!
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You say "I know a lot". This tells me you are not very experienced right there. I'm in my 20's. I've worked with dozens of horses, ridden most of them(that were old enough)from newborn to 32 year olds, 13-18.2hh, Arab-draft and everything in between. I've started several colts, retrained problem horses and ottb's and competed in team penning, endurance and compeditive trail. I've halter broke mustangs and a draft stallion, plus many weanlings. I've done many other things, and ridden hundreds and hundreds of miles on many horses. You know what conclusion I've come to?

I KNOW NOTHING. Compared to some on this forum, compared to many people I know and especially compared to the amount there is to know about horses(and everything else). The more I learn, the more I realize how much there is to learn. It's like scraping frost off the windshield of a car hoping to see the glass underneath and realizing there is something on the other side of the glass, the more you scrape, the more there is to know.
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Amberly, you are young enough that you do not know what you do not know. But, I 'see' you as someone with a lot of desire that really wants to do more which means learning more.

I would suggest two things:

First, open up with better communications with your parents, particularly your mother. Don't gripe to strangers; Respectfully have a discussion that shows maturity and a willingness to learn and participate as the person in charge wishes you to.

Second, remember the 'GOLDEN RULE' --- "He who has the gold, makes the rules".

Right now, that is your mother; She is paying the bills; She makes the rules. Later, it may be your employer. If you go into the military like my son did, he found out real fast that everyone that out-ranked him made the rules. It might be wrong (in your eyes), but the rules are the rules. The sooner one learns to be respectful of those that have the gold and make the rules, the easier it is to get along and advance to the point that we would all like to be. Anyone can voice an opinion and anyone can make a suggestion as they are respectful of that person in charge.

This is just a little of what the last 60 years has taught me. Some of it I had to learn the hard way.

Good Luck. Cherie
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Thank you, Cherie. Thank you, to everyone for their support and such. My dad did talk to me about different things. I am starting to figure things out a little more and I have talked to my mom as well.

By the way, to bbsmfg3, I made sure to spell check and watch my punctuation. You may correct all my posts if you would like to, I would just like to offer since you seem to love English. But thank you anyways if you don't. After all, I am one of the best English students in my grade. I would absolutely love to hear what I am doing wrong, that way I can make sure not to do it next time. Thank you.
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