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    06-25-2012, 03:08 AM
I've never seen this person ride, but I've heard stories of her. My friend know someone who rides with jockey-length stirrups and pumps her arms at every gait. She's gotten better at not flopping around in the saddle. If I saw her ride, I'd throw my shoe at her to make her stop -___-
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    06-25-2012, 03:16 AM
People who don't have their heels down. I can just see a foot going through the stirrup or someone getting caught as they fall...

I admit sometimes I have trouble during trot to canter transitions (I haven't being in the saddle for six months and I only have six months of lessons BEFORE I injured myself and just fixed the habit :P) but seeing people, especially kids, doing it just grinds my gears.
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    06-25-2012, 03:22 AM
Riders especially at shows who clearly have no concept of moving with their horses mouth. So instead pile on the gadgets and take them off just before a class yanking and see sawing on the horses mouth if the head comes up.

Or worse those that the horses remain hiding behind the bit and they think that's great!
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    06-25-2012, 03:48 AM
I hate it when people brace against their horse and cause them problems, bouncing around, etc. Also when people have their hands up like they are riding a motorcycle (particularly bad with gaming horses, ugh.)
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    06-25-2012, 04:28 AM
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When people do posting trot by balancing themselves with hanging in the reins. Yuck.
    06-25-2012, 04:36 AM
Originally Posted by xVannaIsLifex    
If I saw her ride, I'd throw my shoe at her to make her stop -___-
That would probably cause more harm than good... at least she's moving with her horse and not standing there like a statue.

THAT drives me crazy (as I alluded to before)
    06-25-2012, 09:09 AM
A few things bug me..

Riders without helmets
Babies on horses
Flopping around in the saddle
Flapping arms
Chair seat
The wildly flapping legs
Huge cues (I know some horses really do need a pony kick but jeez!)
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    06-25-2012, 09:17 AM
Most of those mentioned previously, plus:

- Hyperflexion - aaaaaaargh!!
- People who over-ride the saddle like its meant to...ehm...please them.
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    06-25-2012, 01:04 PM
LOL, I'm sure I've been guilty of a few of these that people have listed over my lifetime..

For me, yanking back and kicking at the same time. On what planet does that serve a purpose?

I guess it's not a riding habit necessarily, but using a harsher bit simply because it's easier, not because it's necessary.

Jumping with toes down. It doesn't bug me when someone's heels slip up a bit (mine do on occasion), but with toes blatantly pointed down... ugh. So unsafe.

No release whatsoever over jumps.

Unnecessary spur use.

Someone's butt slamming down on the horse's back at a sitting trot.

And most importantly... people who think they know everything in the saddle and refuse to listen to suggestions.
    06-25-2012, 01:27 PM
I have to ask what is chair seat? I've seen it mentioned on here befor, sorry if this sounds like a stupid question :p I've honestly don't think I've ever seen it befor

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