My trainer's leaving the barn. She's giving her horses to a couple of people who board there, and she's just leaving. She's sick of the shit. I don't blame her for being sick and tired of the incompetent morons out there, but she's just leaving. Now I'm alone with the idiots and I have no trainer. She's not doing lessons anymore or anything. I'm fucked. There are no other decent hunter jumper trainers here. None that I can afford, anyway.
Now I'm going to be the most knowledgeable one at the barn. I'm not trying to sound like a snob, but it's a fact. Nobody else out there knows what the hell they're doing. I can outride anyone else out there, and that's saying a lot. I'm not that great of a rider. I have about 7 years of riding experience and about 2 weeks worth of jumping. I'm not that great. And now I'm stuck with no instructor.
And no, I can't move my horses. I keep them out there in return for labor, which is the only way I can afford to have 2 horses. And it's 4 miles from my house. I can't get a deal like that anywhere else. Moving isn't an option.
And instead of bending over backwards to get her to stay, the BO wants the idiots to stay. The BO will do anything to keep this one loser there because she's a hard worker. She knows absolutely nothing about horses, but the BO will do anything to keep her there. It makes no sense. My trainer is by far the best equestrian at the barn. And a hard worker to boot. There's no competition.
So now I have no trainer, no lessons, no one to go to if I have questions. I can ride decently to some degree, but I'll be the first to admit I have no clue what I'm doing beyond that. I can train to some extent, but my knowledge is fairly limited. I'm completely screwed. On my own in a barn full of shitheads.
I'm getting absolutely nowhere without an instructor. I'm nowhere near knowledgeable or experienced enough to be on my own. I know that.