Monday, May 6, 2013

Horrible Weekend

Saturday I spent the whole day teaching at my other barn.  They were annoying lessons that pay about half of normal lessons, so basically it's a waste of time.  I had one fun lesson scheduled, but two of the people didn't show up, and the third's horse was going nuts so no point doing a lesson. 

I had a break, so I figured I'd go to Chipotle and get a burrito.  Except I forgot that the area where Chipotle is is crazy busy on weekends.  By the time I got there, I was going to be 10 minutes late for my next lesson... walked into Chipotle, and the line was like 15 people long, so I turned around and left.  Wasted 30 minutes and no burrito to show for it :(.

The dumbass nonhorsey husband of the BO double booked the 2:00 time slot, apparently forgetting that everyone was gone and I was the only one there.  So super awkward being like "yeah, I know you were told to come at this time, but actually there's no one here to teach you."

Couple hours later, people are showing up for lessons from a girl who was gone (but on the way back), and they're getting cranky with me.  Dude, not my fault!  I don't make the schedule and I'm just substituting.

Last thing was a birthday party.  That was a mess, highlighted by the birthday girl being dragged off her pony screaming and crying because she didn't like what we were doing. 

On the way to River's barn, a deer jumped in front of my car.  I swear I missed hitting the stupid thing by about a foot.

Brought my horses in.

On the way home, I hit and killed a bunny :( :( :(.

Sunday was just the usual long day of barn work.

And I haven't even had a chance to ride in my new dressage saddle.


  1. aye what a pain! :( sorry!

    1. I've learned to never say "sure, I can teach" without verifying how long and what kind of lessons. Ugh. Teaching next weekend, but ONLY the fun lesson. First timers get boring.

  2. Yikes that's quite a weekend. Hope your week is better!

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    1. Haha, yes, it's a Tekna! You're the second person who has correctly identified the brand based on that picture! I've been very anti-synthetic saddle for a long time, but I have the Tekna open front and hind boots. The quality is really good and they look like leather, so I was willing to give a saddle a shot.

    2. Let me know what you think of it! I have been eyeballing their dressage model for a while now, just been worried about buying something online that I wouldn't be able to touch first.