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post #1541 of 2156 Old 08-23-2013, 04:20 PM
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Denise, I will keep you all in my prayers. I hope you hear good news soon.

Celeste, I hope she settles down and you are able to ride more with this cooler weather. I have been trying to finish a fence line so I can focus more on other things with the horses, but all this evening rain has made it difficult. We finally got the top strand ran across yesterday just after dark.
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post #1542 of 2156 Old 08-23-2013, 05:22 PM
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QOS, horses are absolutely the best therapy. They'll keep your spirits up.(:
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post #1543 of 2156 Old 08-23-2013, 06:09 PM
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It has been 5 weeks since she was out on a trail ride. She never does well if she is not ridden at least once a week, but the weather and my work hasn't allowed it. Now that I am over being mad at her, I'm ok. I am going to ride her for a bunch of short rides in the arena before taking her out again. I think she'll be ok.
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post #1544 of 2156 Old 08-23-2013, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Roaddy - we need the prayers. I am praying and know that it is in God's hands.

Celeste - Psycho Princess was out in full force. Glad you were able to ride it out but dang...that makes a sucky ride.

Zexious - yes they are. My boys put a smile on my face no matter what. Sarge is a total love bug and kisses me up. He is such a sweetie. Biscuit is sweet but I must admit - Sarge is a total sweetheart. If he was a man I'd marry him!
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post #1545 of 2156 Old 08-24-2013, 12:39 AM
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^Haha, I say the same thing about my horse! I want a man that's like him xD
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post #1546 of 2156 Old 08-24-2013, 12:42 AM
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If my horse was a man, I would not marry him. (She is not a he, but you get my idea.)
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post #1547 of 2156 Old 08-24-2013, 02:26 AM
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So sorry to hear about your family's continued medical problems Denise. Prayers to all of them and you too. This has been a rough year for you.

Celeste, so glad to hear you stuck out the ride with your pretty princess, she must have been missing you

Has anyone else noticed that it has been getting dark at 730 pm??? Total bummer. And the never-ending rain. Jeez this has been a weird year

I'm taking the trailer into the shop bright & early tomorrow to get the plug replaced so I can hit the trails again. Chivas is fat & bored. So am I...
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post #1548 of 2156 Old 08-24-2013, 03:26 AM
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Denise, Continuing to keep you and your family in my prayers!

This seems petty in comparison- but I was robbed of a great job opportunity today, and am asking for thoughts as I try to come to terms with it.

A few days ago I learned of a great opportunity being offered to me through my university's Horse Program. I have competed in some of the same shows as the woman who is in charge of my university's horse unit (showteam, equine behavior and training, horseman ship classes, etc). She has seen me ride in a variety of circumstances and has a pretty accurate knowledge of my skill level. They needed a new instructor for over fences lessons for the show team and she put my name forward. She knew me, and knew my abilities, so felt like I was fully capable to help her out. She also knows of other students who take lessons from me.

Well a "friend" apparently heard that this woman was considering me, and she was very upset by it. She and another "friend" set up a meeting with where they filed a written complaint against me. They apparently put in writing that I was an "unsafe" instructor and that the safety of the students would be jeopardized if I were to indeed become an instructor. They even presented her with pictures, PICTURES!!!, that they had somehow gotten ahold of from me on trail rides and me at shows. The pictures from the shows were pretty stereotypical show pictures of me jumping, etc. M told me that she told them she saw NOTHING wrong with the pictures. The trail pictures were of me on Drifter, bareback, in Nike shorts. HOWEVER, because they put in writing that they deemed me to be unsafe, and they told the woman they would go higher up than her if need be if she still offered me the position - her hands are tied. I do not get the job.

I have been very upset about this all day, but more so over the fact that someone could be bored enough to go ruin an opportunity like that for someone else. I have a lot of mutual friends who are chipping in support and contacting the school on my behalf, which I am so very thankful for. I blessed to have those people in my lives.

I did contact one of the girls who had the meeting to discuss with her why she felt like she had to do that. She told me that I didn't take my riding seriously enough and that riding bareback on the trails was proof enough of that. She also told me that she had sent in her own name to the hiring committee and hoped they would learn from the mistake they almost made and not repeat it

I am trying to not hang on and be bitter but I just keep thinking about how much I was looking forward to this wonderful opportunity for me. But What's mean to be is meant to be, and I know God's got my back.

In positive exciting news (sorry I have written a novel) Whiskey got cleared for light exercise so he got ponied off of Drifter tonight. It was ... touch and go. Drifter was a saint. Whisk jumped a lot of ditches and would try to run up (The vet said light exercise Whiskey!! Light!! We were walking for a reason!!) along side of us and D never batted an eye. I was also on bareback, so too bad the girls couldnt have gotten pics of that and added it to their collection of me being "unsafe" ha.

I hope everyone is doing well and riding and I keep each of you in my thoughts and prayers every day!



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post #1549 of 2156 Old 08-24-2013, 08:12 AM
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Wow, nothing like a knife in the back is there? Nice to know who your friends are right?

One of the seven deadly sins is envy, and that's my guess as to why the other girl did what she did. She wanted the job and put herself above you.

I'd try to meet with the woman in charge of the program and let her know that you're really interested in the program and would love to take advantage of the opportunity if it's still available.

My guess is she's smart enough to figure out what's going on.
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post #1550 of 2156 Old 08-24-2013, 08:20 AM
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DS, maybe the committee will see that she had ulterior motives for making the complaint when they see she applied for the position. Karma would be them giving it to you and turning her down flat and making her your student for awhile to rub salt in the wound. I see those same kinds of acts here at my work so often that I gave up wanting to move up in the company because of all the politics and back stabbing. To sit back and watch someone throw what appeared to be their friend under the bus to keep themselves from looking bad made my stomach turn.
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