*UGH* Why can't people just mind their own business?!
I have an amazing horse. I know everyone thinks their horse is amazing, but mine really is! I know she is. I know that even though I got her off the track for $500, I got something really special. She is beautifully put together, a nice mover, crazy athletic and now that she has been off the track for 1 1/2 years she also has a sane mind. She also just has a way about her that tells you how awesome she is. I am lucky. I know this.
I am also a teacher. A second year, non-tenured teacher. They cut one of the other specialists so we have two teachers doing the job of three. I teach 3 grade levels and write 8 completely different lesson plans a day, while also catering to the classroom teachers modifying work for my kiddos, writing IEPs (I had to do 7 in Jan) and attending a gazillon meetings and trainings for these stupid modules. I also do after school help 3 days a week because the classroom teachers are constantly telling me how stupid my kids are and how I need to help them more. Life sucks right now.
That having been said, my time at the barn limited and when I go I just want to spend time with my amazing mare who I love more than anything and VALUE.
Instead, all I get is another boarder (who, might I add is a stay at home mom with a rich husband) telling me that I don't realize what a great horse I have, I am wasting her and she does not believe for one minute that I am busy enough that I can't be at the barn everyday.
It is so annoying. I am already ridiculously stressed out at work and all I want is to spend time with my horse. I don't want her opinion. If all I want to do is brush my horse today, then you know what? All I am going to do is brush my horse. Don't bug me about working her and tell me how I should be riding her the whole time that I am there. All it does is make me NOT want to come out and deal with your BS!
I really do not want to end up telling her off. I like her a lot as a person and I genuinely do think she thinks that she is doing what's best for my horse by telling me all these things (as messed up as that is).
How can I nicely tell her to STFU? :) I have already said repeatedly that I know I have a nice horse and thats why I searched for THREE YEARS and tried MANY horses before I chose her.I have also explained my work situation, and she responds with eye rolls and repeats that she doesn't believe I am that busy.