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post #11 of 18 Old 02-27-2010, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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That's kinda how I figure it will be. If I just keep putting one foot in front of the other it'll work out right.
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post #12 of 18 Old 02-27-2010, 07:19 PM
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That's kinda how I figure it will be. If I just keep putting one foot in front of the other it'll work out right.
These things always do. Best of luck to you hon!

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post #13 of 18 Old 02-27-2010, 07:30 PM
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Things do happen and feelings to get hurt, that is also (my rule anyways), you can never make business with friends. It just does not work, there are to many emotions to keep it business.

Despite what happened, I really don't think you should fall apart and let a single person(which was followed by some new clients) take over your dream and your career. You are in a business that is all word of mouth, alllll of it, and you will always turn out to have people who will not like you-regardless of what you do. That's just the nature of the business.

It sounds like you are a good trainer, or at least a trainer that people in your area want. Stay professional and simply explain to those clients who just left you, what happened. Keep it simple, keep it clean, don't say anything negative about them(because it will show bad character and very unprofessional), and move on. Find a new location to give lessons and train horses, spread the word, put some posters up (maybe some adds), and let this start up again. You will get new clients, you will become a successful trainer and you will not let this take you down so easily. You cannot give up on all of this, if you had that much going on.
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post #14 of 18 Old 02-27-2010, 07:32 PM
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urgh, the horse business is so much like high school from what ive seen/heard. :/

i hope everything gets better! good on ya ffor keepin going and not sinking as low as your 'friend' has! i promise, if you keep on fighting to stay afloat it will all work out in the end. good luck!! :)

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post #15 of 18 Old 02-27-2010, 10:24 PM
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I'm so sorry you're going through this. I am experiencing a similar (though not nearly as big of a deal) situation. All I can say is to keep your chin up and take the high road. People will see the situation for what it is eventually and your refusal to stoop to the level of your ex-partner will make you shine all the more. In the meantime, try to focus on your own horses and let them help you through this in that special way only horses can. A nice long trail ride can fix a lot of problems (and a nice long hot bath!!). Best of luck to you.
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post #16 of 18 Old 02-28-2010, 10:12 AM
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Really good advice I'm reading... I hope this all works out for you

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post #17 of 18 Old 03-01-2010, 04:49 PM
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I agree with my2geldings. You can't lie down on this but that doesn't mean that you have to be loud about it either. I think you should go and visit the man whose horse you trained - you can always say you are coming to see how the horse is going. And then see where it leads. After all, it shouldn't affect how you train your horses. Hold your head high. What goes around, comes around. But get out there. You sound a bit down about it but time heals all, just be true to yourself.
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post #18 of 18 Old 03-01-2010, 05:51 PM
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I just saw your thread. I am sorry to hear of the new developments since we spoke of this whole thing.
There has been some really great advice posted here. I do believe that this was probly a good thing even tho it doesnt appear that way at the moment.

I think Kevin had a great suggestion for you. Put an add in the paper. Make yourself some professional looking flyers and put them in places to be seen by horse people.
In my experience, when things of this nature come about it usually takes a bit for things to settle and then the truth comes about. Usually by some other person's misfortune. More than likely these folks will have someone who see's the forest through the trees, and in turn consequences will come forth for those who have done the wrong thing.
You stick to what you do best ride, train, give lessons and stand by who you are. Get back out there and it will happen.
The Best to you!
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