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What People Say About Me Riding:
I thought it would be more interesting to put things actually said by family and friends as quotes below! Enjoy:
Dad (Walter, his real name is Wayne but we call him Walter often):
Thought you knew enough by now to not need lessons?
If it was horse related you would do it I am sure.
Might as well pour money on the ground than waste it on horses (This said to me while my brother and sister are known to go to a freaking casino at times, let’s talk about pouring money on the ground!! ARGHH)
Brother (or Satan’s Minion as I like to call him):
It is a wonder the horse can carry you (RUDE!)…
Haven’t you given that up yet?
Don’t know why you waste your money on that nag (Note: My brother would call Man O’ War a nag, he knows zilch)
Husband (Actually Very Supportive):
Sometimes I think you love that horse (insert dogs here too) more than me…
It cost how much?
Friends (Usually Non-horsey Friends):
You still doing that riding thing?
How much does that cost you? (RUDE I don’t ask how much your shit costs do I?)
Horses are expensive, how do you afford that? (RUDER)
Aren’t you too old to ride now? (RUDEST)
I actually don’t listen to anything said to me about horses. Everyone has their hobbies. My dad’s is watching Fox News, my husband has 3 or 4 guitars strewn about the house and does his music, my friends do scrapbooking or other things that don’t interest me mostly. Whatevers, peoples. I have been riding since 10 and am 51 now so that is a pretty damn good commitment level in my book!
Not rude at all was my lesson with Sally. I got to ride in the new saddle and she proclaimed it a great buy! Remus was full of himself (one spur actually fell off (spur strap was too loose) and Sally grabbed it and then loved the oil slick pattern since they kind of shimmer purple). So I rode with no crop and one spur. Hey it works. I had a couple bucks asking him to canter but they were definitely spur related not ouch related.
And I didn’t move. That saddle is like GLUE. I had some great jumps and could concentrate on SITTING UP holding hands up and JUMPING HIM over the jumps. I had one or two close chips and two rails down at an oxer that he was NOT paying attention due to the mud puddle right before (Ummm Mr Eventing horse, you go thru deeper water than that pay no attention to it). We redid that line with a sharp bending line to a gate and it was perfect. Really great lesson and I was so comfy in that saddle I did not want to get out of it!! Just secure and my legs are so much better in it, Sally says. YAY! I do need to buy a girth and new stirrup leathers but otherwise we have a winner! I can’t wait to try it out this weekend and see if the love continues….