Originally Posted by PintoTess
are you ALWAYS sick lol
I really hope you are alright though
Lol it does seem like that doesn't it? I actaully have a pretty good immune system. Everyone in my house can be sick and I'll be fine. I don't know, maybe I just only write in here when I'm sick so it seems like I always am?
Lucas is getting moved to my barn in a week. Everyone is really excited about the move, even his owner, which I'm happy about. Things at the barn have been going really well lately. We got a new BM at the end of the summer and she is great. I've become good friends with one of the girls that works there. I'm also being more social with a lot of other people there, which I've never had at a barn before. I rode in my first ever show back in October and got a 5th in walk/trot and 2nd in the 6 fence class. I'm really proud of myself for that one considering that in the 4 fence I was so nervous the horse ended up running out at the last fence. The next show is in 2 weeks and hopefully I won't be as nervous for that one.
Well, that's the short recap of the past few months. Now for the issues.
Lucas is being moved in one week. I went to a show with my friend (his owner) on Sunday so she could meet some people from the barn and whatnot. Well she loved everyone and is now really excited about moving him. The barn he is at right now does a lot of western and breeding stuff; not a whole lot of english and showing and things, which my friend misses. So seeing that there is more of a show barn atmosphere at my barn, she got super excited. That's all fine and good. I'm happy she is looking foward to having him there. The problem is she started talking about things like how she is going to be riding every day and doing all these shows while she's home. There hasn't, however, been any talk of changing the lease to half or something. I know he is her horse but I'm not paying for her to be riding all the time. I know he can be ridden more than once a day but she likes to work him hard. She was asking me if I would be taking a lesson on him so she would no what day she had to go easy on him. I plan on talking to her about this of course. Thus far she has been very understanding and reasonable regarding how much/what I would be paying for. I guess I'm just a little suprised she didn't mention moving the lease to half while she's home. But she did mention that I might be paying less once he is moved since the board is less there so that's good. Then there's the whole jumping thing. When I first started riding Lucas my friend said he was difficult to jump and, for that reason, she didn't want me jumping him until she had time to teach me how to jump him (she was about to leave for school). So we agreed I wouldn't be doing any jumping with him until she came home for winter break. I mentioned the other day that I was excited to be jumping him soon. Her reply was, "Learning
to jump him". Like I have no idea how to jump a horse. Like he's soooo different that one needs to be specially trained before they're even allowed to think of jumping him. I've seen her jump him. Nothing special. He gets a little fast and strong but that's how he is with anything you do with him. She's just got it in her head that he's her horse and that no one can figure out what to do with him without her guidance. She claims she is the only one who he'll get on the trailer for too. No idea if this is true or not but I find that people who say this tend to be full of it. So that's all that's going on there. I'll probably be putting up pictures of Lucas in his new home once he's moved and I'll definitely post about how it went. Here's hoping it all goes smoothly!