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        12-25-2012, 01:31 PM
    Green Broke
    He's not? You said he bought you Indie.....right?

    I've got two daughters about twice your age......Understand his job isn't to make you happy all the time and be your friend.....think about this a little.

    When my dad died a few years ago, I lost a fellow that would tell me what he thought was best for me, and often not what I wanted to hear. He was a person who I knew would tell me the truth......because he had my best interest at heart.

    Happiness doesn't come from things. If you read Mary Walkers story, what you become is simply up to what's between your ears. You decide to be happy, or not.
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        12-26-2012, 08:29 AM
    Green Broke
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        12-27-2012, 10:49 AM
    I know that both my parents love me and want the best for me, my dad just isn't the one to express his love too well.. although him buying me Indie and him paying the vet for everything showed it, because I'd have figured he'd just have her put down instead since he usually thinks on the frugal side. I almost just wish the vet had been completely honest about what her chances were because I still feel bad about my dad spending so much.. plus if I had known what was going to happen, I'd have just had the vet euthanize her so that she could've died calmly with me petting her instead of her rearing up and toppling over...

    My mom already said that she would buy me a new horse if she could commit to all those expenses, but I guess that vet visit made them all wary.. oh well, I'll have another horse some day perhaps. It just upsets me and makes me mad that out of all the horses in the world, God had to take Indie. To add onto that, my mom had to make me feel guilty about horseback riding in general, going on about how she was spending $7000/year on it but now I'm taking a break so she can spend her money no something else. Sometimes I feel like my life is just meant to suck but hopefully it'll get better eventually.

    And Mary Walker's story is inspiring, although I probably wouldn't have been able to do half as well for myself as she did and is still doing.
        12-27-2012, 10:57 AM
    Here is a picture of Indie at her former home with a TB/Warmblood cross filly. I think this was back when Indie was truly in her prime, likely before her weight loss (which apparently started after she went on trial to the woman's friend.. maybe that's where she picked up the bacteria of the suspected infection?).

    There is not a single day that goes by where I don't think of her many times.
        12-27-2012, 11:32 AM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by Jore    

    Sometimes I feel like my life is just meant to suck but hopefully it'll get better eventually.

    And Mary Walker's story is inspiring, although I probably wouldn't have been able to do half as well for myself as she did and is still doing.
    I'll give you a 100% money back guarantee that your life will get better if you give it a little time.

    Life's about the ups and the downs.....when things get the best is when it's time to worry, as unfortunately, you found out. No one is on top forever and as you move through the course of your life there's going to be some tragedy.....but there's also going to be some magic.....

    Yea, it's bad about Indie.....If you want to sit on the side for awhile that's up to you, or I guess you can still work with Roger is you decided to?

    Just keep a couple of things in mind .....quitters never win and winners never quit. Mary certainly had both mental and physical pain in her life.....I can tell it still hurts her deeply to talk about it and I cried along with her during her interview after she won the world Championship. She could have just as easily said "I'm done with it" and just sat down and gave up all hope of happiness and she had every reason to do just that.

    The real problem with quitting is once you do it, quitting gets a lot easier to do the next time life gets tough......and I'll give you a 100% money back guarantee there will be some tough times again before you die of old age.

    Now's when you find out what you're really made of. Can you take lemons and make lemonaide? What is the content of your Character?

    "It's up to you. It's what's between your ears that matters".
        12-27-2012, 02:05 PM
    Well, I'm going to try to make lemonade out of lemons anyways, so to speak. I want to eventually move out and perhaps go live with my aunt and attend university up in Ontario. Mainly because a) housing would be cheaper if my aunt let me stay with her b) the university is pretty well-known/respected c) lots of dog/horse facilities d) might be nice to get a change of scenery from this small town! I'm kind of excited about it really.

    And I found this lovely lady for $1 500 in Maryland..

    She even has the same name as my dad's girlfriend, ironically. Three years old, 15.3hh (so will likely get to 16hh at least) and has a good personality. It never hurts to dream!
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        12-27-2012, 03:24 PM
    Green Broke
    Yes, it's a good idea to see how others live-helps build tolerance & respect, hopefully. That looks like a very nice young mare, but she's pretty far from you,isn't she? I'll bet you could find some horses to ride in Ontario-are there any horses at the School? Your best job at this point is to build a strong foundation so you can have a bright future.Keep your dreams alive, but don't mortagage your future for them. The better rider you are-the more horses you may have a chance to ride.
        12-27-2012, 08:57 PM
    Well, I figure if I can get myself a good education and find a good paying job.. then eventually I could probably afford a trip down through a bunch of racetracks and find a good prospect. Or even buy a Warmblood perhaps.
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        12-28-2012, 08:14 PM
    I think I find myself wishing that Indie was still here at least a dozen times a day, and still struggle to hold back tears when I think about her. We went out to dinner with my aunt, uncle and great aunt today, and on our way there, I was just thinking about Indie and had to tip my head back so that the tears wouldn't fall down my face. She was one of a kind, that is for sure.
        12-30-2012, 09:21 AM
    December 30, 2012

    I don't think there is ever a day when I don't take a few minutes and think about how much I miss Indie. I know I only had her for two and a half months, but I had wanted a horse for years.. so it was almost like my love for her was amplified because of my long wait to even own a horse. But, someday, I will own another horse and hopefully she will be at least half as great as Indie.

    On the other hand, I think I am going to take the psychology specialist program at the University of Toronto. The only requirements I noted on the course was to take a high school calculus program (which I'm currently doing Pre-Calc but am starting actual calculus in grade 12) and to complete psychology courses listed on their websites. I guess I'll have to look more into the details once I'm closer to actually applying, but for now, I'll have to force myself to study and get good grades. If only I could commit myself to studying as easily as other things.

    Since I presumably have ADD and have medication for it, my mom sets up appointments with the psychologist every so often.. so maybe I can talk to her about it next time, as she is quite successful in the field. I just think being a psychologist would be pretty interesting.. and you have the potential for a really good salary if you work hard enough.

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