Farrier confronted me yesterday afternoon & this morning. In his not-so-humble opinion, I'm uptight, selfish, and get upset too easily. This all in response to my recent frustrations - cancelled lessons, misplaced nail, injured horse, scratched show...
Yeah, so? I am allowed to have any reaction I want, I think. I'm allowed to have a frowning face, and a sad expression when my life goes unexpected. I think I'm justified asking for an explanation for a cancelled lesson (when I made special plans for the event).
They've told me before they like coming to my house, and like working with my horses. Now that I'm upset, I'm not a favorite client. Too bad.
I never said a mean word when the blood came out of his hoof. I never made any accusations, never said, "you ruined my weekend." In fact, when I felt like crying about the whole thing, I tried to hide behind Chewie's neck while they worked, ashamed I was upset by the event. When the comment was made, "it'll be okay. You can still probably compete Sunday, even with this problem.", I responded, "I've scratched, and I don't want to look like an idiot & change my word again.. I'm not going, it's that simple."
I live alone, my family's halfway across the country, I moved here knowing nobody, yep! I'm going to look out for myself, and I will be upset when I perceive mistreatment or being taken advantage of.
Plenty of Cat 2 Dolly rain bands around - the eye is far south, but living on the "Bad Side" yields rain & wind... yuckie.