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post #1 of 31 Old 03-03-2010, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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I'm done.

I have decided that I'm going to get out of horses. A 25 year obsession has come to an end. These most recent events have been so truly devastating, coupled with some cruddy additional personal events, that I can't give enough to my horses or to my students.

I can barely stand to go down to the barn they're at and be near them. My priority right now is to find outstanding homes for my guys.
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post #2 of 31 Old 03-03-2010, 08:14 PM
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-sits on- No you're not. u___u

You're still obsessed, trust me. I went through the same thing. All you need to do is find some awesome horse people to be around, and you'll realize that it's not over... that just some people suck and can ruin everything you enjoy.

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There they are all standing in a row

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post #3 of 31 Old 03-03-2010, 08:30 PM
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I'm so sorry. If you can please try and wait a little longer. I sometimes have felt like giving up and selling them all, but looking back now I don't know what I would do without my horses today.

I've spent most my life riding horses...the rest i've just wasted.
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post #4 of 31 Old 03-03-2010, 09:09 PM
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You can always switch barns if you're trying to avoid certain people. However, if you still don't want to continue on then nothing's stopping you from selling your horses and quitting riding.

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post #5 of 31 Old 03-03-2010, 09:21 PM
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You can't be done. : (
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post #6 of 31 Old 03-03-2010, 09:24 PM
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I agree, I wouldnt give it up just yet , could you take your horses to another barn ?

Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world.
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post #7 of 31 Old 03-03-2010, 09:32 PM
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Getting out now is just going to cost you money in the long run. In a year you won't be able to stand it any more and you will find some nice little horse to ride and then before you know it you will be full fledged back into it. You're a horse dork just like the rest of us and you can't stay away. Move your horses or change the time you go to the barn if you want to avoid people but don't let someone elses actions change who you are and what you want to do. Put an ad in the paper and get a dozen new clients and be a **** success, then if you want to quit get out while you're on top. If yo quit now you have failed at something you love and that isn't good for anyone.

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post #8 of 31 Old 03-03-2010, 09:35 PM
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Getting out now is just going to cost you money in the long run. In a year you won't be able to stand it any more and you will find some nice little horse to ride and then before you know it you will be full fledged back into it. You're a horse dork just like the rest of us and you can't stay away. Move your horses or change the time you go to the barn if you want to avoid people but don't let someone elses actions change who you are and what you want to do. Put an ad in the paper and get a dozen new clients and be a **** success, then if you want to quit get out while you're on top. If yo quit now you have failed at something you love and that isn't good for anyone.
What he said...

"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"
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post #9 of 31 Old 03-03-2010, 09:39 PM
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Please take a deep breath and don't do anything you'll regret. I went through something similar 10 years ago, gave up and got out. Not a day went by that there wasn't something missing in my life and a hole in my heart. Take a step back and even take a break if you need it. Find a new environment. Find a way to have some down time with your horses. Don't give up, you'll never get over it. You're in PA, right? I don't know where you're at, but I'm in the Lehigh Valley, near Allentown. There's plenty of PA people on here that are here for ya and will do whatever we can to help!

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post #10 of 31 Old 03-03-2010, 09:44 PM
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You just gave me a major pep talk last week about not giving up. You are one of the people that convinced me not to give up something I love. You can't give up because of a few nasty people. Please do what I did. Take a few days to step back and look at the big picture. You have so much to offer to those around you. If you live in Pa, I would love to get together to chat and do all things horsey. Please don't walk away.
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