Tuesday, May 19, 2015

So I'll stop gritting my teeth about it

This past weekend did not end any better than it started. Miss S wants me to move back down to 2'. She told me this on Sunday because Baby was getting too nervous, and I wasn't relaxed enough to keep her confident.I was fine with doing 2' on her, but I still wanted to do the medal to keep my points up. I asked Miss Jan if I could borrow a horse of hers. She was okay with it, but Miss S was offended by my going and asking another trainer to use their horse. At that, I just decided to scratch everything and told Miss Jan that I wouldn't use her horse because I wasn't feeling well (which obviously wasn't true).

So, that's that. I've spared you the gory details, but that's the gist of it, hopefully enough for one to learn not to make the same mistakes that I did.

6 comments:

  1. sorry - you must be disappointed :(

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    1. There's still the rest of the season to look forward to :)

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  2. Sorry it wasn't the best weekend. I'm not in on the details, but I don't feel like you made a mistake by asking to ride the other trainer's horse. I hate when trainers won't let their clients ride with other coaches or lease 'outside' horses. Feels too much like high school. It's too bad it caused offense :(

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    1. I think it was mainly a safety thing for her. At the end of the day, she is the one responsible for me at shows, and she'd be the one to end up in trouble with my parents if anything went wrong. That, and I didn't let her know before asking about riding the other horse. Clarity is important.

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    2. Safety and clarity are of course important :) Better luck next show!

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  3. I'm just starting to follow along, and I'm really sorry to hear your weekend was so tough. Keep your chin up though, because when you do finally get where you want to be, it's going to mean so much more!! It took me a really, really, long time to move up from 2'. It was frustrating and (sometimes) embarrassing but now that I'm on the other side, I'm grateful that I took the time to learn the skills I needed.

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