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post #21 of 230 Old 10-23-2010, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by speedy da fish View Post

Obese people riding, it happens a lot. It's only fine if the horse is big enough for them!
Me and mom went to the fair, and this poor underweight pally TWH was walking around completely hallowed out and in pain carrying this HUGE lady around. And she actually placed in an English pleasure class :O.
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post #22 of 230 Old 10-23-2010, 01:38 PM
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- When you go hacking with people and without warning they let there horses gallop off

- using all the gadgets in the world on your horse cause everyone else is

- keeping increase bit strength instead of working out whats wrong

- people being to cheap to call the vet when clearly somethng is wrong

-people who stable the horse for no good reason

- people who just turn up ride and never spend time with there horse

- people who starve the horse to loose weight instead of riding them

- when people wait until your about two strides frim a jump and then circle in front of it

-who think certain types of breeds are better or worse etc

- who believe not having your own horse means your a bad rider

- same as those who believe not showing means your dreadful

-that you must spemd over 4figures to get a decent horse

- that all preety ponies must have lots of pretty babies

- those who dont discipline there horses uhhhh

- when horses arent aloud to be horses

i have loads more these are first off my head

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post #23 of 230 Old 10-23-2010, 09:50 PM
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Unrealjumper, You seem to have a lot of pet peeves....did someone you know or do know make you have all these pet peeves...?

My pet peeve would have to be, when people get horses that are to much for them, and they have no idea how to ride or handle them. I see it a lot. Especially at horse shows. It's very sad.

Standing martingales in the jumper ring. I have a friend who rides her mare with a standing and the horse is always so stiff over the jumps cause she does not have her head. It always looks like the mare will break her neck when she lands. I think they should actually be banned from the jumper ring.

People who are EXTREMELY stiff while riding, breeeeath! It just might save your back muscles.

Riders not treating other riders right or nicely when they are at a show, or complaining about something, and or starting drama when it's not needed. It's a public area, keep it to your self. Or...talking behind your back at a show. It's just brutal.

-- Quickly about legs flying back and not releasing. Every horse is ridden differently and actually has to be ridden differently. My stallion hates my legs staying at the girth over anything bigger than 2ft9. He'll buck and fight. I think it locks his shoulders. And when my legs slip back a bit, it seems to help his power over the jump. I think it's like a que to him almost like a bump to his side for more go. And about not releasing...sometimes a horse is so strong and so powerful it's hard to contain that power. I'm training a 7 year old to jump. And today it was very difficult for me to release, because after a cross pole jump he would race and take off. Took me a while to contain his speed and finally got him to put that energy to work over the jumps. Then I was finally able to release a bit better once he understood that he should respect the jumps and not rush towards them.

I like to find out what each horse I am riding likes. Either its a small release, or a really big release or no release at all. Or it's legs close to the girth or legs further back. Listen to your horse, he or she will tell you how to ride them.

Jumpers you do not need to be perfect, if you can ride with your legs at the girth for small-ish jumps, thats fine actually it's good. The bigger the jumps get, the more force and the more you have to keep up with the horse. I think theres 2 GP riders that I have seen that can actually some what keep their legs at the girth. Bezzie Madden and that young Ashlee Bond(sp?)
Yes we should have good eq. But if we dont, don't blame us for it. We're supposed to have style ;) Correct?

We should not let these pet peeves get to us! It takes so much of our energy to hate something...doesn't it take so much energy for us to hate something? I try to ignore it and let it roll off my back. I think we should all try this! :)

On a side note: MaggiStar, "When you go hacking with people and without warning they let there horses gallop off" Uhh...that is a pet peeve but to me more like a fear! My Stallion would go bonkers! But what about galloping home? Ahh that's just so dangerous..!
My uncle went for a hack with a friend, and his mare took off home, and they galloped under bridge with traffic! The horse ended up in a fence, and the rider ended up on the freeway....

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post #24 of 230 Old 10-23-2010, 10:19 PM
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- People who don't wear helmets while mounted.

- People who don't wear helmets while mounted and then lecture about how its their life and they will do what they want with it. Hello? What about your family, friends, etc?!

- People who don't look up while riding

- People who can't control their horses but when off a horse think they are god's gift to horse-kind

- People who think they know how to ride because one time years ago they went on a trail ride on some dude ranch.

- People who complain about other people's riding, handling, etc of horses when they are just as bad.

Oh, and pretty much everything that MIE said.

Plus backyard breeders....but we could be here all day if I started in on that.

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post #25 of 230 Old 10-23-2010, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by MIEventer View Post
Oh gosh......let's see....

- People who use gadgets all the time when they ride. Example, standing martingales, german martingales and etc, etc, etc, etc, etc

- People who use gadgets and have no idea how to correclty ride to coorespond with that particular gadget. Thinking they are doing good, when instead they are making the horse go backwards

- People who blame their horse for "My horse refused the fence" or "My horse is really strong and powerful, how do I fix him?" etc, etc instead of stopping and looking at themselves for the fault and the cause of the results they are getting.

- Riders who make their horses conform to them, instead of them learning to conform to the horse

- Riders who throw stronger bits into their horses mouths to solve a problem

- Riders who stay on the rail. Get off the rail and learn how to use the arena to your advantage.

- People who jump all the time.

- People who start young horses too early, and people who are jumping their horses at the age of 3-4 already doing 3'0" - 4'0".

- Uneducated Coaches, coaches who don't take lessons themselves, or ride and compete themselves - turning out uneducated riders.
Its really sad that I fall into many of these categories. My coach is one that last took a lesson many many years ago, and has sort of fallen into bad habits. Even more sad is that she is the best trainer (for a reasonable price. I'm not rich.) in the area, especially for someone who doesn't own a horse. (Pleasepleaseplease don't mention this. It was brought up in a long discussion in another thread, and it really upset me. I'd rather ride with a sucky trainer and learn something (yes, there is good somewhere between her standing martingales and gag bits) then ride with the other barns that are insanely expensive and far away or the barn that throws you on greenies to learn jumping.)

My pet peeves:
People who don't give their horse any attention after they ride (ie: throw in stall and walk away for the day).
People who think they're better because their horse costs more.
People who think that they're trainers when they're amateurs that probably learned everything they know from a place like here.
Those that impose their methods of training onto you when they have no idea what you have been doing/don't know a thing about the horse.
People that are stupid about caring for horses.
This one is sort of a pet peeve but I'm simply more disappointed in these people. People that claim to be incredibly passionate about riding but don't pursue improving or learning anything about anything. (I don't mean you're wrong for doing 3' showing your whole life on the same horse and loving it. I mean its silly for you to love riding that 3', but instead of mastering it and learning everything you would ever need to know about jumping that 3' and caring for your horse, you seek no knowledge of anything for caring for horses, jumping 3', or anything in between. This bugs me.)

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post #26 of 230 Old 10-24-2010, 01:32 AM
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I think we all have some form of these "Pet Peeves"... most of them we have done or do. Not saying its all of us. But we all have done these at one time or another or still do. Some people say "this is my pet peeve" and dont even notice that they're doing it too!
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post #27 of 230 Old 10-24-2010, 01:54 AM
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I can honestly say I have never used the "word" equestrianism...
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post #28 of 230 Old 10-24-2010, 01:15 PM
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People who use their horses as childcare.

People who let their young children have total responsibility and control of the horse herd.

People who let their child ride, jump and do anything they want with their horses with no supervision or training, who have put their kids in jump lessons but not ever having had basic riding lessons.

People who don't make their kids do their share of the barn work, feeding, care, etc. of the horses, but allow them to go out and ride any time they want.
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post #29 of 230 Old 10-24-2010, 02:32 PM
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When people use spurs, or kicking the horse for no reason or pushing a horse beyond what it can do.

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post #30 of 230 Old 10-24-2010, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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WildSenses, LOL. Everyone has lotsa pet peeves, not just me! Also this is just about sharing your pet peeves, not getting on other peoples cases about it.

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