Join Date: May 2012
Location: Southern California
Lessons were awful last night. But, in all fairness, my mind wasn't on lessons. The movie with a friend yesterday went great, minus the fact I overslept and had to rush getting ready.
I got to lessons a half hour early because I'm with my dad for two weeks and he lives twenty minutes away from lessons, and the movie theater was in the same general area as lessons. I groomed, let her graze, then tacked up and everything was on time. When we got in the lesson, my trainer set up these little barrels that are designed for miniature donkeys that he's been useingthe past two lessons. I hate them. I'm riding a full sized mare on a course that the barrels don't even reach my boot! So that got me mad, and pretty much ruined my lesson.
Then my mom, who sat there while other people were watching her child, was sitting with her friends, talking and drinking. She said "Let's do Quads!" which annoyed me for a number of reasons, but probably because I was already irritated. I just looked in the opposite direction and held my tongue. Well, my trainer apparently thought I rolled my eyes and said "I saw that!" "Saw what?" He then made a big show of rolling his eyes. I said "I never rolled my eyes" "I saw you" "OK" I have a pretty bad habit of whenever someone is wrong, I tell them once, and if they don't believe me, I give a passive-aggressive "OK" or "Fine" to let them know they're wrong, but I'll drop it. I didn't know my mom heard any of this because if I did, I would have pushed the FACT I did not roll my eyes. She's always ready to take any side but mine.
Well, my mom flipped, started crying, picked up my sister, muttered something about not taking any one to State who doesn't respect her, and shouted "Bye Morgan" in a cold voice. So I'm told. Since I was obviously riding, I only saw her walk away and the "Bye Morgan" I didn't question anything. I figured Paige (my sister) wanted to go home or something like that. So I said "Bye mom, love you!" all she said was a sarcastic "Yeah". Well, there went my lesson. I had no idea what was going on, other than my mom was irrationally furious with me.
Now, on Sunday (tomorrow for me) I have to go back to my mom's house for our 'normal' schedule. Overall, I don't really think I want to go. And for a lot of reasons. Thanks for listening to my rant, all who made it through :/
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