NWR Animal Advice
Its a few weeks before the wedding and I've got things to do for that but my ultimate headache is the horse thing. I love my present horse, he's flashy, jumps clean, a 10 all around, just gorgeous and he was my first gift from FI, before the ring. I sold my others before joining FI in the military and now I think I need to sell him and quit horses altogether. Its not the money, although it is a lot more than I would like. Its the lies, the cheating, the underhanded stupidity! These military towns charge an arm and a leg because they can take advantage of us. In the end its really the people, they're awful. EVERY barn I've boarded with for the past year, moving around this country in "Service" has tried to take advantage of me and fleece me. I don't know if its the military thing or what but I'm tired of this extortion! At our latest barn, the manager is MAKING MY HORSE ILL and then pushing the "solutions" onto me at her price! I just want people to feed, turn out and leave me alone - I should be the easiest client because I'm not asking much here. And I feel like at just under a grand a month, its a little too much to be paying to get ADDED stress. And on top of trying to swindle me, she's really really really rude. Nevermind that I brought her my business and TWO other military people! That's around $2800 a month added income! I love my horse to bits but I'm SO frustrated with this low life scum always trying to take me for a ride... I mean I'm not stupid, I've been in the game a long time and almost went pro (except I'm getting married so that life went out the window) so its really really annoying and rude. And what makes it worse is I really do think that once they hear military, they try and do it even more since they know the government is good for the money, except HELLO no one in their right mind goes into the military for money. These people are stressing me out, driving me nuts and generally making me want to cry all the time... er or curse profanities at the top of my lungs... What to do?! And worse, the market is not one for selling horses now so even if I said, "okay, I give up, I'm selling him." I may not even be able to find a buyer.... BAH! WHATEVER HAPPENED TO A MILITARY DISCOUNT?!?! just kidding, but seriously who tries to swindle people in service?! Its been several different people already in the past year!