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  1. Waiting For Others To Join @ Restaurant

    I just feel bad for the server who didn't get a tip even after running around for your table. I know it's frustrating to be pestered by a manager, but that wasn't the server. I also know if my manager says no, we won't comp a meal, then I have to inform the people and apologize. I would still like some show of appreciation for the work I did. My manager doesn't get my tips. So why punish me for what my manager did? We make 2.13 an hour, if we are lucky. It's people like you/your party that make me hate society. Do not go out to eat unless you plan on tipping. The only expection is if the SERVER is a real pain.
  2. Waiting For Others To Join @ Restaurant

    As a waitress, I personally enjoy it when parties take a while to complete at the table. Gives me a rest period for that section. That may be lazy, though. If my particular section is full, we have plenty other sections or we start a wait list. So your party would've been fine since you were already seated.
  3. Are either of his parents grey?
  4. Freedom Of "religion" @ Oklahoma Statehouse

    No more gross and pathetic then the Christians getting their symbol at the Capitol. Just depends on what grounds you stand on. Taking out the religion, it boils down to, why can one group of equal status do it and not another? Most are looking at it from religious points of view and that is fine, but not the correct way to see this. I myself am agnostic - I know there is a higher power but I can't follow a religion full heartily because there is always something I disagree with.
  5. Falling Off Means You're A Bad Rider?

    I agree with the not riding being worse then the pain. I broke my collar bone and that was horrendous, but not getting to ride? Even worse. Now I don't own a horse anymore so the wait is terrible but I'll have one soon (long story)
  6. Falling Off Means You're A Bad Rider?

    I fell off a horse a little over a month ago. Almost 6 weeks now? Maybe 7, I forgot haha. I broke my collar bone. I was not prepared for bucking. There was no signs. He was facing the fence, I turned him and kicked him closer to the shoulder, and we took off at a buck. I didn't lose the reins or the stirrups for a good few bucks but obviously I did fall and break my collar bone. I do think I'm a pretty good rider, though we are all always learning, and I think any rider of any level can fall off a horse.
  7. Rodeo: Yay Or Nay?

    But you are claiming to know about cattle because the state you live in has cattle. That's like me saying I know about fishing just because I live in Oklahoma. I've been fishing a few times. But I surely don't know everything.
  8. Rodeo: Yay Or Nay?

    Florida is still only 12th in beef cattle.. http://www.freshfromflorida.com/content/download/23963/486570/DACS-P-00044_Cattle_Industry.pdf Though it has some other interesting cattle stats. You haven't ever claimed to have worked with cattle (that I saw), just be in a state that does. I lived in Florida for 9 years. I never saw a cow in my area but I lived there so I must know everything.
  9. Broke Collar Bone Update

    Well, I start back working Thursday! As a waitress. I've been hosting on and off for the last few weeks to keep some income coming in. I haven't seen my horse since the accident and the barn owner and I are coming to a few disagreements. But he is being taken care of and I can't ask for much more then that. I'll post a picture of my X-rat from yesterday later. I have full function of my arm, no hiccups or kinks. It just needs to get a little more solid before doctor fully releases me. I went to Florida the last two weeks to help my grandma and visit my grandpa who is in icu. He is doing better and should be in rehab next week. My animals are all super happy I'm back and I'm just getting back into work, school, cleaning and everything else living on your own at 18 consists of. I want to thank everyone for the best wishes and an even bigger thank you to those that went above and beyond to send me little gifts. You guys are great and I hope one day I'm in a position to pay it forward again. <3
  10. Rodeo: Yay Or Nay?

    Let us know how that goes, Andi. Be careful, your obese horses may break a sweat. Could be detrimental to their health. Pfft. I wasn't implying that rodeos hurt animals. Maybe they are uncomfortable? But it isn't gonna kill them (in most cases :/) I hope to see a lot more rodeos this year.
  11. Rodeo: Yay Or Nay?

    I know a horse can be trained whatever way. But most horses are bred to excel in a specific sport. I don't know about to many cutting bred horses doing high level dressage. Many horse sports are intense and injury will happen. It's what happens when you put living animals into a sport.
  12. Rodeo: Yay Or Nay?

    Well, I'm definitely not for ANY animal getting hurt. But I have been to (one) rodeo and there was no accidents, no injuries, and the cattle got right back up and trotted to the far gate. Everyone was in good health and seemed vigor. No profs were used to coax the cattle, some walked out of the gates instead of run and the run had to be redone. I must ask, if not for rodeos, how many horses would be without a job? Ropers, cutters, barrel racers, etc. Many horses are specialized to do a sport and while yes, they could be trail horses to, most people just don't care about trail riding like they would a sport, so they wouldn't have specialized horses to so the job. So without the rodeo, these horses wouldn't be here, either not bred or sitting in a yard absolutely miserable (in some cases).
  13. Broke Collar Bone Update

    I figure I'm young, I have time, and I'm willing to put the effort in. Yes, it's costing me more then it should (especially once you add in the trainer fees) but hey, live and learn. Now I say I'll get right back on him, but we will see when I get out there. I've been thrown and injured before, and got right back on the horse as soon as doctor allowed. So I don't think I'll hesitate this time. Nothing will stop this undying love for this lovely (and hectic/stressful) animal, haha.
  14. Broke Collar Bone Update

    It's on the boyfriends phone and that's dead. So I'll post it as soon as he finds his charger. D:
  15. Broke Collar Bone Update

    He is definitely a good horse. That's the only issue I've seen so far, and yes because it did become dangerous we will seek professional help. I'm willing to put the effort in, though, for sure. I just want a safe and willing partner. It felt like an eternity waiting for it to heal! I was so cranky haha. Thank you again. Let me grab the X-ray :)
  16. Bits

    Don't bother beating a dead horse, Andi. It's not worth it. The facts are there. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. ...unless you train it to do something it doesn't want to do? Hm.
  17. I Finally Got A Horse!

    She never said she is going to ride him anytime soon. Maybe she has the time to wait. . A lot of people like buying young horses. It's a clean slate, no different then you buying an unhandled 4 year old and breaking him. Your idea of how to raise babies is different then others. Horses can be pets and working partners. It's all about how a person inflicts boundaries and respect.
  18. I Finally Got A Horse!

    Who said she was a first time horse owner? Maybe she gave up horses a while ago or was raised around them and then had a long period of no horses?
  19. Irritated With Barn Owner

    So I board my horse (for now) and feel like I must follow her rules. I don't think he needs grain, but she says he does because then he will steal her horses feed. This is the same horse that threw me in a hissy fit (I will be working with a trainer on that) because he wanted to be with his friends, so I asked if we can pasture him separate (She has the place to do it) and she said no because he needs his barn buddies. She has the idea that buddy sour is okay because they are herd animals and need their friends. Yes, this woman sold me this horse. Yes, I know she is wrong and Yes, I will be getting out of this situation as soon as November rolls around. That is when my apartment lease is up and the boyfriend and I plan to rent (or buy) a house with property. There he will be the only horse and his problems will be fixed. I don't like boarding for this exact reason. I want to do my horse my way. I have brought up these topics with her but again, her barn, her rules. I am not currently paying board, just the purchase price for him (A whopping 1200$..) and his feed and foot care. When I am done paying his purchase price, I will have to start paying board. Let's not get into how this horse isn't worth the price, she is scandalizing me, etc. I made a bad decision but I'm going to stick to this horse because he has this minor (albeit dangerous) habit and I will be working with a trainer because yes, its out of my knowledge to fix safely. I'm just ranting because I want to do things my way and I can't. That is all this is, is a rant. Feel free to post your opinions but honestly I know I got myself in a crummy situation, but I just have to wait before I can fix it 100%. I probably won't be riding him much, if at all, unless there is another rider there. He rides fine then (of course) both in front and behind another horse. Which is a issue we will fix.
  20. Irritated With Barn Owner

    I just feel like this isn't the right situation to do such a fund. In 3 months or so he will be mine and I do have a place to move him to immediately even while still in the apartment. I stalk HC and I know the basics by now. Don't try to take on more then you can without help, don't post something and not expect something negative (no rainbows and butterflies here), etc. I learn through example here. Someday this horse and I will be tackling the trails without a single issue, alone. For now, I'll focus on paying him off, getting him moved, THEN I will ride him with a trainer. He may get ridden between now and then, but only with others, because I can't just not ride.
  21. Irritated With Barn Owner

    I can definitely see the different opinions. I wouldn't of gotten a horse if I couldn't afford his daily care and then some. It's just I'm spending 1200$ on a horse I can't even control. That will change, I just need to be patient. Good things come to those who wait :)
  22. Irritated With Barn Owner

    I honestly feel bad asking for money, haha. I don't need it. I'm not struggling. I would feel like someone that is begging for money. Maybe if it was an emergency medical thing? Sure. You can start one for me ;D!
  23. Irritated With Barn Owner

    I do want to stay local, but I want a good one too. I'll have to talk to the farrier she uses. If Cheri is all I can find, she would definitely be worth the drive.
  24. Irritated With Barn Owner

    I really do. He wants me to be happy and he knows every moment spent on the farm is a happy second. He is also gonna get me a vehicle, because we have our bills covered with his current paycheck, so this will be extra money basically. We are putting some aside for a deposit on a rent/buying a house, and some aside for a vehicle, and the rest is spending/horse/etc. He treats me fantastically. Helped me so much when I could barely get out of bed with the broken collar bone. I am defintely going to do this the right way. I can say when I am over my head, and though he doesn't have any other quirks, I feel this is to much for me to handle by myself. So a trainer will be involved. I did contact Cheri Wolfe and she didn't know anyone in my area. Quite possibly, once I get him paid off, I will likely trailer him up there to be trained by her assuming I can afford it (and find a trailer because once he is off this current property, I won't have a trailer to use)
  25. Irritated With Barn Owner

    Good news, even if I don't get my own land, I have someone willing to board for 100$ (and probably me do some work out there) and I already told them he needs to be alone and won't be grained unless needed. They are ready whenever I get him paid off. So, it works out in the end, just gotta pay that last 900$ off, and since I'll (hopefully) be working as a waitress again, I'll have my regular income and have that paid off in a few months. Helps that the boyfriend is getting paid double and said he would give me 100$ a month for this, so I'll have him paid off sooner then I think Anyone wanna donate to the Help Hoku Buy Her Rank Horse Fund? ;) He isn't rank, just needs reminders and more training. He really is going to be worth it. I just need to get him to a place that I can work him the way I want to. I am fine with advice, I am still very much a new person, hence why i'm getting a trainer involved before I consider seriously riding him alone. I am not going to get hurt again.