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post #21 of 28 Old 07-14-2010, 12:02 AM
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I enjoy alone time. But then again I'm naturally solitary anyway. But I'm also a big show off. If I'm on s good performance horse I want to be good and I want people to see it. Selfish of me? Maybe. But then again, the only riders I do that too are the snobs who consider themselves better than everyone. Lesson in humilitnon a good horse ha ha
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post #22 of 28 Old 07-14-2010, 01:06 AM
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Is there a difference between riding alone and by yourself that I'm not aware of?

If you mean alone or with others, I prefer alone in the arena. I like to have a free long side for lengthening the stride and not have to worry about what another rider is doing, although I do prefer someone on the ground in the barn or nearby in case of an emergency. On trails it's nice to have horses and riders I trust who know their trail manners well.

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post #23 of 28 Old 07-14-2010, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by MIEventer View Post
I absolutely love riding with people - most of the time.

I rode alone, alot - for a few years I rode by myself, and it gets quite lonely.

Lonelllyy...oh so loneeelllyyy...

It is quite nice to be at a very large, active barn where I can show up at any given time, and be around people. It is quite nice. Even when I am riding "alone" I am not, because the 3 arena's always have other riders.
I feel your pain! I hate being alone...I find more thngs to critize myself on and I find myself wanting to quit sooner because I'm lonely...but I'm a huge people person lol =)

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post #24 of 28 Old 07-14-2010, 10:34 PM
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I like to ride alone. That way I can secretly work at perfecting my sitting trot without being laughed at.

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post #25 of 28 Old 07-14-2010, 10:39 PM
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i like riding with people if im just having a relaxing ride or at a show i like to have someone i know there because nobody talkes to me at shows:P but if im training i like to ride alone so i have the arena to myself cuz when im training i get in the zone :P and forget the other person is there lol
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post #26 of 28 Old 07-16-2010, 08:25 PM
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I like riding by myself for the most part except when I'm going on a trail ride, then I like to have someone with me so we can chat and just incase something happens. I don't really like riding when I'm the only one at the barn though, which is very rare but it does happen. I always worry something will happen and no one will know.
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post #27 of 28 Old 07-16-2010, 09:32 PM
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haha! i was going to say the same thing! it confused me..
Usually with one or two friends it makes it more fun and interesting you can have mini races ex. but i dont mind riding by myself expecially if i had a bad day

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post #28 of 28 Old 07-17-2010, 02:33 AM
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It depends.

If im doing flatwork, I like being alone and having the whole arena to myself. Selfish, I know.
But I hate it when people get in your way even after telling them what you are doing and where in the arena.
I get out of your way, please can you get out of mine?

But while like galloping around and jumping I perfer to be with a friend. Much more fun and its easier to relax sometimes. =]
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