Friday, November 20, 2009

Disappointment

Lorna is going through some major disappointment right now.

Due to a misunderstanding between Paul's boss and corporate we won't have the money to pick up her new horse this weekend. His pay plan is a very complicated melding of commission, travel allowance, additional assistance, and bonuses. That means that until he gets off of the additional assistance he cannot earn more than a specific amount even though he is technically a straight commission rep. All of this means that she's going to have to wait until some time in January until she can pick up the new horse.

It doesn't sound like that big of a deal but because of the way the gymkhana season is scheduled this means that this season will be a complete wash. She won't have enough shows left to earn anything on the new horse and the horse she's currently ridding isn't capable of much yet. This will make 2 seasons with virtually no awards or progress. When you're 14 and driven that seems like forever.

2 comments:

Morgan the Muse said...

That really really really sucks. I am so sorry to hear that. :( I'd give you my horse, but she is pretty useless at her age.

Lisa said...

Poor girl! That is a big disappointment for a young lady, but I'm pretty sure she has the strength to handle it with grace and dignity.

It doesn't get much better when they get older with the seems like forever thing, I've got a 17 year old who wants to go to Jackson Hole Bible College this fall and waiting another year for the $ isn't sitting well:(