There is a thread on one of my Horsey Bulletin boards that is driving me crazy... (Ok, it may be a short trip but it shouldn't be wasted.) You see, the thread is about trailering or more specifically, how to say no to folks who ask you share a ride.
I was shocked at how many posters would not share a ride, who worried about liability, who thought it wrong for someone to ask or thought the person asking was taking advantage of the trailer owner. Shocked I say.
You see, unlike the dark world of my dating past, I believe that sometimes you just gotta trust! As a kid, I was a poor barn rat who, through the generosity of others (and hard work) found a place in the horse world. Without these kind folk, who knows what life would have been like...
You gotta pay it forward! For every kindness recieved, you must release another kindness. Dare I say it? It is about Karma! You gotta give back for what the world has generously given to you.
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I don't buy the liability/insurance fear excuse/worry. Yeah, it might happen and someone might sue you but really? Do you want to spend a life in fear of being raped (odd metaphor but it works if you think about it) or do you want to meet great people and share in a lot of good times?
Oddly enough, I met my Bestest Eventing Buddy in kind of like a great blind date. Area 1 has a place on its bulletin board for folks to "ask" for trailer rides. I answered an ad/post and have enjoyed 3 eventing seasons/adventures with one truly awesome Buddy. Ah, the stories... some other post, I'm sure.
And let's not forget the random act of kindness from the Good Samaritan who gave Sugar a ride home last weekend while the DWSB laid broken on the side of the road. It is folk like this that make the world an awesome place.
Really, sometimes you just gotta trust! The world is an amazing place when you do!!!!