Why do you wanna one up my horse?
Im agitated, I think I hate teenagers right now, and I'am one myself. I love reining, absolutely love it, I think its the best horse sport in MY opinion along with cutting. I happen to have a horse thats really good at reining and I got him extremely cheap thanks to a close friend.
Well theres two girls(sisters) out where I board that all of a sudden wanna do reining, I dont care do it, honestly the more the better its a great sport. But these girls have gone from gymkhana to english to western pleasure to barrels back to gymkhana and now wanna do reining. And thats all fine and dandy to gettin experience everywhere, but do you really gotta keep selling and buying horses to do it? Why not just get one good all around horse. Well I found out that their plan is to sell their horses and buy two exspensive reining horses, and they want a buckskin and a palomino. Thats great to I guess. Heres whats not great their telling people they cant wait to get show up my horse, and one openly admitted she wanted to have a prettier horse than everyone and she feels that im the one she has to one up so thats why she needs a palomino reining horse. If I didnt know this it wouldnt bother me at all if they got a "prettier" horse than i have.
Im sorry if this is stupid to bother me but it does, I know they dont have the money for these horses they plan on getting but it just bothers me that their goal is to one up Twinkie. And their plans with these crazy expensive reining horses is to turn them into gymkhana horses...
And thats cool if done the right way, but their old gymkhana horses are nut cases, practically flipping over backwards when trying to get them through the gate, why are you gonna go spend all this money to one up my horse on a expensive reining horse to rewen it?
Talk it Talk. It is easy to talk, but it is another to do.
It's fine and dandy if they talk about it and envision this, but it is another to hvae parents to permit them to sell and buy, when it is their money.
Just ignore them, and go on doing what you are doing and enjoy yourself and your horse.
You cannot control them and what they do, so why stress and dwell on their negativity when you have no power over it. You can, however, control your actions and your life, so put that energy on yourself and your horse Twinkie *cute name by the way* and focus on that.
Thanks I honestly dont know why im even letting it bother me, guess thats the teenager part of me. Its just ridiculous to me.
Hahah, tell them good luck!! It's going to take a miracle to one up your horse :lol:
There will always be the drama queens who try to do these types of things as teenagers, and they're also the people that marry for money, are spoiled little (excuse my language) bitches...for one thing they are doing this type of thing just in spite of you! I wouldn't let it bother you, you have nothing to worry about. One thing I don't get, why get reining horses to turn into Gymkhana horses?? :?
I have no idea, maybe because they turn on a dime, I dont think thats really on their mind, it just amazes me that they want to spend so much money on one to rewen it the way they rewen horses on gymkhana.
I wouldn't bother my head over these two.. They sound ridiculous to me. Even if they had the money, who really cares? Everyone loves getting compliments on their horses (well, and in general) and I'm sure you must be fairly used to it with a wonderful horse like Twinkie. I'm sure they probably see that, are jealous, and probably want some of that glory too.. Its the same with teenage girls all over the world in all aspects of life.
There's always going to be someone (spoiled or not spoiled) who can afford a real nice horse, but you'll ALWAYS know what your horse means to you and that's all that really matters.
I would take it as a compliment! If someone is so obsessed with one upping you, you must be doing something right! Ever heard the saying that imitation is the highest form of flattery?
These girls are pretty young I take it? This is what young girls (and a select few of older ones...) do. There will always be people out there trying to beat you. If they feel they haven't beat you yet, you must be better them them already :). I know it's egotistical and I don't want you going around bragging. Just smile to yourself knowing they're jealous of Twinkie.
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I met a girl like this a few years ago, well, she still is kind of that way... but shes always talking about how high level her horse is, how he can do high level dressage movements and stuff. It used to really bug me, but finally all of a suddenly it didnt, I love my hrose, we are doing well, and heck! shes even two years older then me... and im going to be competing against her next year!
Think of it this way, if they need really top performance hroses to beat you.... that makes your horse freaken amazing... and what kind of riders does it make them? not very good, because they need a really fancy horse to beat you. A fancy horse can help, a IMO a really good rider can take a horse that people say is 'nothin special' and take it to the top.
Behind every spoiled child is a parent who believes they can do no wrong. Unfortunately the world is full of them. I can remember when I was a kid and Dad was still showing, we would go to the shows and I would help where I could. I would help groom and warm up his show horses but I never competed. I used to watch the youth events and so many of those kids had those high dollar horses but no clue how to ride them. Even though they looked like utter crap in the show ring, they were still snooty and all "I'm much better than you because my parents can afford these big time show horses" when I would ride around on my old roping horse. I just kinda smiled and rode on because I knew that they would never understand the connection a person can have when they just click with a horse. Old Buck probably had more show points that all their horses combined ever would and he pretty much paid for the house I grew up in.
Just smile, let it roll off your back, and be content in the knowledge that while they may ride, you understand.
Don't let them get to you, they can spend all the money they want on horses to make them feel better. At the end of the day, you have bonded with your horse and you know any progress you have made is your own hard work and effort. It doesn't matter how much money they spend, the rider makes the difference.
So you should be happy in the knowledge that they want what youve got, and they will never have it unless they stick by one horse and put the effort in.
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