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post #41 of 71 Old 07-12-2018, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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The kids and I ran into a few issues of mean heartedness and snobbery today at the barn. One person, who was known for being the barn bully, really enjoys pushing past people with her horse including kids. I remember a whole ago she had laughed at one for falling off. A few other issues but I'm not even going to mention them. It makes me a bit upset. I was discussing these things with my friend who will be dealing with all this alone soon. Good luck to her. Karma will deal with these people.

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post #42 of 71 Old 08-07-2018, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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So I haven't posted in this "riding/ranting journal" as each lesson tends to fall under the '0kay-good' category. Nothing to say. BUT my last two lessons were great. I learned a bit too. The first lesson I did a one stride gymnastic, each vertical at 2'. I did it twice since I haven't done one before. I continued with flatwork after.

The next lesson I did the same gymnastic, took a walking lap and then I added onto that gymnastic, cantering into an outside line (same height). The horse I was riding was pretty balanced over the jumps after a few times. He did have a bit of a right 'drift' however. That's easily fixed though.

Two fun lessons! Jumping isn't my first love, but I think I love gymnastics Haha.

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post #43 of 71 Old 08-09-2018, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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My trainer is really becoming unreliable with lesson timing and I always need to know beforehand if I have lesson or not. Besides that, even though I'm at the barn for many hours a day working, he doesn't really talk to me outside of lessons. It's odd. Clearly there isn't a good student teacher relationship. Alas, I only have one more week here. I think it's time to switch barns after years being here. The inner politics and horse treatment isn't too great.

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post #44 of 71 Old 08-23-2018, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Well I'm taking a small break from riding even though I don't really want to... but things happen. I guess I can post a picture or two of my recent rides.

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post #45 of 71 Old 09-26-2018, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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I guess there's not much to talk about here in this thread since I might not be riding as frequently as I once was due to some short term issues (hopefully)- but last Saturday I had one of the best trail rides! Here, there isn't much open land to really feel the wilderness, but this place was tucked in around a very wooded area and it has honestly been my dream to ride horses in such areas on safe, relaxing trails. I'm so glad to have been able to do such- and with a good friend of mine too! It was really nice. I will definitely go back there before Fall ends.
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post #46 of 71 Old 09-26-2018, 10:40 AM
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I'm so glad you were able to find this little area. I live in the big city, and the only thing that keeps me sane is the river bottom trails that I am able to ride. When you are down there, the trees and bushes hide the city, and the wind keeps the noise down. I can really feel like I am in the wilderness. Here's hoping you get that next ride in.
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post #47 of 71 Old 09-27-2018, 12:30 PM
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Aww, that's good you had a nice trail ride. :) I am sorry to hear you won't be riding as much, I hope the issues subside. That sounds like a relaxing ride, just what you needed. Switching barns is what may be best, I am glad you aren't staying where you aren't welcome/being treated right.

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post #48 of 71 Old 05-12-2019, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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So it's been many months out of the saddle and yet I find myself here again. Some maturation has been done, some problems persist, but everything should be taken in stride. I thin I've had this account for quite a few years now and looking back at the very low points is a learning process. Even now. I am horse-less and lesson-less currently. So this journal may be a little less 'horsey'? At least for right now.

I managed to finally snag a job as I continue to look for a more beneficial/stable one. Right now however I'm going to take care of myself...I have the flu this late into spring, so I'm trying not to stress about things. My mindset has been up and down a lot, but I've been pretty calm these past few weeks. I really miss riding, and seeing the people I know have riding opportunities is sometimes a tough pill to swallow, but the main concern before any lesson is finances. I need to be back where I was and more--and I will get there. Discipline is needed. It's funny-once you get out there in the real world, you start following advice you never thought you'd listen to. I guess you stop being a kid in a way.

Anywho, if anything 'horsey' is to be done soon, my friend and I were gifted tickets to see the Belmont race again, and along with her some family will be there too. I hope there will be lovely weather just as last time.



-yes I know this is an 'old thread' but it's my journal thread.-

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post #49 of 71 Old 05-12-2019, 09:14 PM
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Yes it matters to get finances stabilized. It's tough not being able to ride, but as this is your journal, anything you want to put here is justified. Enjoy the Belmont, it's going to be a free for all.
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post #50 of 71 Old 05-12-2019, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Yes it matters to get finances stabilized. It's tough not being able to ride, but as this is your journal, anything you want to put here is justified. Enjoy the Belmont, it's going to be a free for all.
Thank you Whisperbaby! I 100% agree

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