that is lovely news, congratulations!!
I like her name too. Hopefully some pictures soon! Aw, I agree, it is definitely not disrespectful, Gracie was loved and can never be replaced. Sawyer deserves love too! How exciting!! So glad she found a horse, I hope they become the best of friends! <3
gotta enjoy all the saddle time you can get with this bipolar weather! Gonna rain here tomorrow too...not looking forward to it.
Just when you think the mud is drying up...bam.
mmm, so jealous! I told the BF last night we need to go there soon. Delicious!!! OMG, that happens to me a lot at self-checkout. I always get the one with the problems. Or it always says 'ITEM REMOVED FROM BAGGING AREA'. It makes me so mad! LOL.
@blue eyed pony
glad the little lesson went well! :) Glad you got to ride, and I love that saddlepad on her! You guys look awesome!
I confess, I'm a bit IRRITATED.
So...not sure if you guys know, probably but I used to ride with one of my barn friends (we were friends for a few years), Christina. I used to also ride her horse Trigger sometimes...then about 6mos ago we stopped being friends, because a few months before that, she kinda started changing, like she became pretty cocky, & acted like a know-it-all (which was never her character before), then she started talking crap on Facebook, just unnecessary stuff. And she's almost 40yrs old...I'm 27...she acted like a child.
So, she blocked me (thankfully, I would've done the honors if she didn't).
OK..............so, 2yrs ago, she GAVE me, yes, GAVE me, a HAF pad. She was going to sell it, but then decided she'd just give it to me since I needed one. I offered to pay for it, but she refused & told me it's a gift. I was super appreciative.
Since we haven't talked in 6mos, I haven't talked crap on her, or caused any drama, because that's just not in me. I've moved on and let things go.
I saw her two weekends ago, because her daughter takes lessons at my barn once a week. I was the bigger person, I smiled, said hi, she said hi, then we went on our way. But she had PLENTY of opportunity to speak to me that day. I could tell she felt a bit awkward, so it was pretty funny...like, you talk ALL this crap online, but to my face say nothing? Okay. :)
SO...last weekend, I met up with my old barnmate because I accidentally left Promise's fly sheet & a few other little things at my old barn. He asked me to bring Christina's trail boots (I had borrowed them just to size Promise so I can buy my own, which I did). So, I gave them to him to give to her. He then asked if I had the HAF pad. I said um no, that was a gift. Plus I sold it (I am in the process of selling it, MAYBE, but then again I may keep it for when I use my treeless saddle). It is a good pad.
He agreed that it was a gift, but he was just the messenger.
So...TWO DAYS ago, she randomly texts me out of the blue: "Since you sold my pad I let you borrow, I will accept $150 cash, a new replacement pad (which is $190), or you can pay the trainer for THREE of my daughter's lessons (which equals $150).'
HAHAHAHAH, WHAT?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is she psychotic or what? LOL! I said, I am not giving you ANY money, you gave me it as a gift two years ago, I am not responsible for paying for your daughter's lessons, & it's ridiculous you are even texting me right now out of the blue, yet when you saw me in person, said nothing. I also told her it's none of her business WHAT I did with the pad, because it was in fact, mine. I don't ask my old friends for GIFTS back.
I said, I gave the boots back to you because those WERE in fact, borrowed.
I blocked her number. So, she will be there Saturday with her daughter, & I swear if she says anything to my trainer/BO about this...I will flip out.
I thought about telling my BO beforehand, just in CASE she says anything, but IDK. I don't do drama, first & foremost...it's just ridiculous. Like, what is wrong with people??
Someone must be hurting for $$$. Not my problem.
Sorry just had to vent! UGH!