Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Issues at the track, sort of
"Yesterday I lost it at the race track because our jockey condescendingly told me I need to learn how to hand off a horse in the paddock after the race. I got our horse back to the barn and when my mom spoke to me and I just broke down in to tears. I was incredibly humiliated and felt like I couldn't do anything because of how he spoke to me. I don't know if I want to return to paddock at the racetrack for my great-great uncle anymore because I would prefer to not paddock if this particular jockey is riding, but we don't have control over when he rides. So the question is, should I return and continue working or should I not?"
I posted this on another forum and received some, er, blunt responses. It made me think and I decided that I will continue to paddock at the track. I'm still not sure why I reacted the way I did, but oh well, nothing I can really do about it now. I now feel bad for acting that way. Life is interesting to say the least.