Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Here at Meredith Manor
Well..I showed up sunday and got myself moved in...I just about cried as soon as I pulled into the parking lot; I'm going to miss my boyfriend and friends soo much, but after two days and starting today, I think I'm going to like it a decent amount and not pout about being here everyday.
I'm living in a pretty, little royal blue crate, and WE HAVE INTERNET! O.o We're the first class that's every had internet, and I decided that my computer was going up and not being put off (didn't feel like hooking it up, haha) as soon as I found out we had internet. Now I can stay in touch with everyone and not worry too much about my phone service that I barely get, haha.
Sunday was a bit stressful, as was yesterday. Sunday I brought in about 500 total pounds of belongings, went out to lunch with my mum and little brother, and came back to be told I was being dragged to a bonfire, haha. Normally I'm rather shy, but I talked to quite a few people, and I'm glad they did. Just about everyone that just started with me are really cool, and I love it. I already made a few friends that I think I'll keep for a good while. Yesterday I hopped around from place to place all day long until about 5, and then I was FREE! I went and sat in on meetings all morning about the different classes I could take and what they consisted of, had lunch (the food isn't too bad, surprisingly!), went to another meeting on barn care classes, and then I went to my first day of evaluations.(: Evaluations were actually pretty **** fun. I didn't volunteer to ride in the first group of horses they brought in because I wanted to see what else was there (total of 3 groups, 5 horses each). Well, I ended up going in the second group, I saw a great bay stud that I wanted to ride, but I could've swore 5 people already volunteered so I sat back down..There ended up only being 4 and I got the opportunity to ride a little POA (I think) pony that was 38 years old! Apparently he didn't wanna listen and you can't make him do something, you have to ask for it nicely..But, I only had two little issues when he didn't want to turn, and he was actually a pretty good ride. He didn't like the contact so much, so he'd put his head down when we were on the straight sides to get some more slack in the reins, which was fine; I just gathered them back up when I wanted to collect him up some more or turn him. While I was clearly a little tall for him (since he wasn't stocky like I'm use to, haha), I felt like I was going to snap him in half when I first got on xD He worked well for me though, and a lot of the other girls complimented me on how well I rode him.(: I think he was made out to be much worse than he really is..but he may have just decided today was going to be easier. I just hope I looked good with everything and the instructors felt the same way the group of girls did about my ride, haha.
Today I get to choose my classes..which I'm a little worried about, I will say. I'm not sure what I wanna take! I know I'm doing the comp. RMIII with a farrier emphasis (farrier every quarter), but I'm not sure what I want to do for my other elective this quarter...I have training, horse health, massage (taking next quarter though), showing, and..something else. I have a meeting in about an hour to participate in a discussion about the classes, so hopefully that will help me decide a little more solidly.