10 Compromises You Need to Make as a Rider
How do you balance riding with life?
As we all know, horses are expensive and time-consuming–sometimes to the detriment of your human relationships (though really, who cares about those?). In order to keep your relationships healthy, you may have to find a middle ground with family, significant others, and all manner of people not infected with the horse bug. But compromise is never easy. Here are a few ways you can get started.
If I can skip school on Friday, I’ll do my homework at the horse show.
If I clean the tack room, will you clean the kitchen?
If I get back from the barn within an hour of when I said I would, we’re good, right?
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If we just walk can I start riding again earlier?
If you’re heading to the bar, I’m heading to the tack shop.
And the ultimate…
If you let me get a horse, I’ll never ask for anything again.
Sometimes, you also have to compromise at the barn. Whether it’s with fellow boarders…
I’ll video your ride if you video mine!
Just name the number of stalls it’s going to take for a lesson.
Let’s just call this lesson a freebie.
Or even your horse…
Let’s just try this just one more time and you can be done.
Somehow it seems a lot more equitable…
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