Let's face it. We're adult amateurs. We have jobs, husbands, kids, friends, and other stuff to do besides ride our horses. We love riding, we love showing, but there's a bit more to life. Most of us have no aspirations of being Olympians or WEG competitors. We're just happy to eke out our 60% scores towards a bronze, move up a level now and then, and maybe even get a ribbon or two.
She also said I should try to ride different horses. I think she forgot that I also ride a second horse, one that is totally different in shape and attitude than Speedy. If she thought I rode Speedy terribly, she would have kicked me out if she'd have seen me tootle around on the big brown horse.
When she heard that I've owned Speedy for ten years, she actually said that I should have learned to ride him better by now. She then praised him for being such a nice horse (in spite of me is what she was obviously thinking). I couldn't help it when I saucily threw out that I had done his training myself. She harrumphed a little and begrudgingly said that I must have done a good job. I don't think she believed me.
For a good time, call her!