jestergurl200

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About jestergurl200

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  • Birthday 01/17/1991

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  1. Do You Name Your Vehicles?

    one of my friends has a car she named pony express, because that's her license plate! She insists on people naming their cars. My Grand Am's name is Cynthia, and I just bought a new car that I pick up tomorrow, but she still doesn't have a name.
  2. Hc Mommies And Mommies To Be.. V7

    My cousin is pregnant and due soon, and her cousin just posted this last week on her facebook wall. I thought you guys might get a little laugh out of it if you haven't already seen it!
  3. Best Full Seats Under $200

    I'm not sure where they sell them other than online, but here is the website - http://tropicalrider.com/
  4. Best Full Seats Under $200

    Some of the women I ride with have Tropical Riders, and they love them. They said they were decently priced too, I think.
  5. Is This Saddle "legal" At Rated Shows?

    I would recommend this website for opinions on saddles :) http://horsetackreview.com/
  6. Should I Be Paying?

    Thanks PMJ, I am not looking to be paid. People who know my riding have mentioned that I should be being paid, but I don't claim to be a professional, and have no desire to carry this title. This was the ad I posted: "University student looking for horses to exercise while at school. Experience in dressage, and greenies. Can jump as well. Available to work around your schedule. Prefer horses in the KW/Guelph area. Can also muck, groom, braid, etc." She emailed stating she has a green TB mare that goes w/t/c and is being taught to jump but that she wants the horse's dressage improved, and wants me to do so as she doesn't have the experience. She then concluded the email by saying she "wouldn't charge me much, as I would be helping with the training". This is why I was confused, and asked for thoughts here. I did email back and we are trying to work a test ride into both of our schedules, but I made it clear in my response that I was not looking to pay to ride. Hopefully it'll pan out, and if not, a few other people have emailed looking for a rider :) I wouldn't commit to a horse without a trial ride first, and it amazes me how many people are willing to jump at this without seeing me ride first, but I suppose to each their own.
  7. Books!

    I'll second Jodi Picoult! I'm in the middle of Playing with Fire, by Theo Fleury. It's an autobiography about his addiction to drugs and alcohol abuse while he was playing in the NHL. I'd also recommend Still Alice, it's about a Harvard linguistics professor who develops Early-Onset Alzheimer's. Another one called Undone by Brooke Taylor is good too.
  8. Should I Be Paying?

    I'm not in the US, and haven't looked into the rules for Canada for insurance. But my OEF membership does cover me for insurance. I also don't have amateur status this year, and haven't put amateur status on my OEF membership since aging out of Juniors.
  9. Should I Be Paying?

    I don't have amateur status this year for my OEF membership anyway, and I don't compete in the States where I am not sure what their rules are regarding ammy status
  10. Should I Be Paying?

    Maybe I should email back, and ask for a trial ride, before agreeing to anything for both parties sake? I will mention that I am not looking to pay to ride in my response, and if the person is not interested, they are not interested. My coach has contacts out here, and said she would give me a recommendation for a working student, but I don't have time to commit to a full working student position with school.
  11. Should I Be Paying?

    Sappy - I am definitely not a professional, and I don't claim to be one. I can improve on basic dressagework, or put basic work on a horse, but wouldn't go so far as to say I am a trainer by any means. Jax - I should move out to where you are, people here aren't like that at all. Or at least, none of the ones I've met, not saying there aren't some out there!
  12. Should I Be Paying?

    I posted an ad on the internet looking for horses to ride, as I am not at home again for school, and as such, don't have a horse. I didn't say that I was looking to pay to ride, but also didn't say I was looking to be paid. I have a lot of experience with greenies, and was a working student for a dressage coach, where I learned a lot about putting basic dressage work on young and/or green horses. I got an email from someone looking for me to put a little more dressage work on her horse, saying that I could show the horse in the spring if I wished, and could I jump as well, as the horse is learning to jump. The person concluded the email stating that they would not charge me much to ride, as I would be helping with the training of the horse. So, what do you think, should I be paying to ride the horse, should I be being paid, or should it just be a mutually beneficial trade-off? Most of the people I know from my riding past keep telling me that I should not be riding for free, as I usually end up with horses who have holes in their training, or who have been allowed to get away with misbehaving through intimidation or other tactics (rearing that is not caused by pain, bolting, spooking, etc), which puts me at risk of injury. Not saying this mare is like this, I don't know anything about her other than what was in the email, but what are your thoughts about paying someone to ride your horse, as opposed to them paying you? I am not really sure how to respond to this, as I don't want to sound rude, but I also don't want to possibly pass up a good ride. Help?
  13. Should I Be Paying?

    I posted an ad on the internet looking for horses to ride, as I am not at home again for school, and as such, don't have a horse. I didn't say that I was looking to pay to ride, but also didn't say I was looking to be paid. I have a lot of experience with greenies, and was a working student for a dressage coach, where I learned a lot about putting basic dressage work on young and/or green horses. I got an email from someone looking for me to put a little more dressage work on her horse, saying that I could show the horse in the spring if I wished, and could I jump as well, as the horse is learning to jump. The person concluded the email stating that they would not charge me much to ride, as I would be helping with the training of the horse. So, what do you think, should I be paying to ride the horse, should I be being paid, or should it just be a mutually beneficial trade-off? Most of the people I know from my riding past keep telling me that I should not be riding for free, as I usually end up with horses who have holes in their training, or who have been allowed to get away with misbehaving through intimidation or other tactics (rearing that is not caused by pain, bolting, spooking, etc), which puts me at risk of injury. Not saying this mare is like this, I don't know anything about her other than what was in the email, but what are your thoughts about paying someone to ride your horse, as opposed to them paying you? I am not really sure how to respond to this, as I don't want to sound rude, but I also don't want to possibly pass up a good ride. Help?
  14. Shevy Is 22, And Has A New Job

    He looks very impressed, haha. What a good boy :)
  15. Just For A Smile

    Lol, AndAgain I had to use a mounting block that is taller than my waist and I still had to stretch to get my foot in the stirrup! Getting off was the best, I had to hug his neck and swing down, and my feet were still dangling, but he's such a sweetheart that he lowered his head until I touched down. He's actually only 18.1. Good guesses guys :)