I had a shit time at Shumbashaba with Amber – she was relegated to the shed as a stable; she got African Horse Sickness a few months after I moved her there and I had endless issues with Sharon not understanding me, not trusting me with her website and work and wanting more than I needed to give in return…
But there is a sliver lining out of all of that… a few actually… 1. I put my foot down and got out of an unhealthy uneven barter agreement and I got an awesome one with Equestrian House instead 🙂
2. Renea Renea is the best thing about Shumbashaba and I loved having lessons with her and she helped me back Amber; she also pushed me to do some eventing trials, jump and gallop Lonestar and break in Missy even though it was hard work – it helped me grow and improved my riding ability 🙂
3. Tam Tam is one of the best friends I have ever had. I met her while she was doing volunteer work for Sharon. We rode together a few times and I eventually got her to ride Amber for me and help me school her. But besides that she is an amazing friend. She has been there for me in so many ways, so many times and I am eternally grateful to have such an awesome friend in my life!