Member of the 2014 United States World Equestrian Games team.
3rd Place in the 2011 Rolex Kentucky 5*
2nd Place in the 2012 Burghley CCI5*
I am very aware with every post that I put on social media I am opening myself up for criticism but I also believe in sincerity. Sincerity is hard to argue with but it is also something that those posting on social media are not prioritizing...
I would advise you to keep posting your joys on social media and If someone is awful or negative ... unfriend them. That’s what I do. There will always be bullies. If you are on a public platform you will have to figure out how to navigate that but your social platform is your choosing so do not allow those people a seat at the table.
I have had horrible things written and said about me. At the end of the day I have to evaluate where those voices are coming from and if they need investigating. I look to see if someone is trying to educate or help me or if someone is just unhappy and using me for an excuse to vent ... if they are unhappy it has nothing to do with me.
Basically I am saying you are not alone. I understand your struggle is different than mine but I experience bullying at my end as well. It is frustrating and unnecessary. I wish you well on your endeavors and I hope your voice let’s others know they are not alone which in turn will make the negative voices quieter.