Well I've met a very nice girl of my age (16) who is very keen on animals and horses, she used to ride at a stables etc. several years ago before she moved to Bath which is were I'm located. She's really up for helping out and she's great to have a good natter with, however she's slightly space-invasive.
I took her out for a ride several weeks back and she was very competant but, inexperienced. She's come up several times since to give me a hand with things which is lovely, I can tell though that she is really hankering for another ride. She always asks if I'm riding, especially now it's the holidays. I would say yes and she can come if Frankie wasn't out of action (he sprained something galloping around the field) and we both had a horse to ride. Not that I mind sharing, but so far I've barely got to ride Roxy myself, for although I've had her a good few months I've only been able to ride at weekends due to these dreadful winter evenings.
On Sunday afternoon I came back from schooling Roxy at a nearby menage to find that she was in my field, and yesterday I had said she was welcome to come up, when she arrived I was round the back but I discovered that she had let herself into the unlocked but closed shed and had come out with a handful of hay for Frankie. Now I think I'm overeacting by getting fussed about this, she's really, really nice, I just feel slightly put out by the fact she's making my space hers. Is that selfish? I want to be welcoming and help those who are not as fortunate as to own thier own horse, but niether do I wan't some one up at the field with me all the time. It's were I go for peace and quite. What would you feel and do in my situation, granted she's a very, very nice person.
I'm sorry for this ranty post just feeling slightly peeved but also really guilty for feeling peeved, I know I should not be such a grumpy git.