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        06-10-2010, 07:02 PM
    Originally Posted by Indyhorse    
    I'll also bring along the camcorder just to get the announcer's reading out that name on record *lol*
    That would be totally classic!
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        06-10-2010, 07:30 PM
    One of my biggest pet peeves is when a bigginer rider is in a lesson and the "trainer" gets them to go over cross poles before the rider can even canter or post properly. Also, the people who don't walk out their horse after a difficult ride. Another one is when a horse has horrible ground manners and the owner doesn't do anything about it then when someone is trying to bring inside and get after the horse the owner complains to the barn owner or manager that the person bringing the spoiled brat of a horse in was being unnecissarily forceful.
    A weird one of mine is when peole don't go left to left.
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        06-10-2010, 08:02 PM
    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    People who ask for advice or a critique when all they really want is for everyone to tell them they and their horses are PERFECT, and when they don't get that opinion, have a hissy fit, call everyone names and flounce off in a huff.

    People who lie about their experiences, be they horse related or otherwise. A rich fantasy life is fine, just don't try to pass it off as true, then have a hissy fit, call everyone names and flounce off in a huff, when a story sounds too farfetched and questions are asked.

    People who think because they have one horse who doesn't act horrible, are wunderkind trainers and want everyone to tell them that. Then have a hissy fit, call everyone names and flounce off in huff, when people tell them otherwise.

    People who want everyone to sugarcoat everything and 'be nice', when sometimes a slap of reality is the only real solution.
    HAHA! Too funny.

    I came up with some more:
    -People who walk ridiculously slow right in front of you in the hallway. WALK FASTER OR GET OUT OF MY WAY! Like, really! If you're going to walk slow and chat with your friends, kindly move off to the side to avoid congestion
    -People who NEED to stick to the speed limit (my mom does it and it drives me nuts)
    -People who smoke, drink and do drugs because it's "cool"
    -Teenagers who are convinced they have the worst life ever and their parents hate them. YOUR PARENTS DO NOT HATE YOU YOU FOOLISH CHILD! D=<
    -Girls who are convinced they need a boyfriend
    -Girls who only date boys to say that they have a boyfriend and then complain about all the "drama"
    -Teenage couples who are firmly convinced they are in love with each other, and then break up the next week and move on to someone of higher social status or who is "hotter"
    -****s who hate other ****s for being ****s
    -People who are ridiculously happy and optimistic and hyper, though I don't want you to be a complete pessimist either
    -P3opl3 wh0 wr!+3 l!k3 +h!$
    -Pop stars who can't actually sing and are only famous because they are willing to run around on stage wearing nothing but a bra and underpants and will sleep with well-known celebrities
    -Girls who weigh like 90 lbs and go around complaining to their friends: "Omg I'm so fat!"
    -Severe hypocrites

    There's more; I could go on all day, but it's not like anyone reads it anyways..I still like b*tching about it. :p
        06-11-2010, 07:41 AM
    Any post that begins with any version of the following: "I don't have any/much experience or know anything about _______________; but I think you should...."

    Tamma89, yes, there are lots of wonderful and skilled amateurs or hobbyists, and some are flat out better than some of the pros, no argument. However, it takes a different set of skills to make as a professional. An amateur or hobbyist can make their reputation on one good horse that was purchased fully trained, a professional makes their reputation on 30 or 40 or more horses that they acquired untrained or badly trained. Some lucky hobbyists can pursue their hobby with a large or an unlimited budget, professionals always have to keep an eye on the bottom line.

    My comment wasn't really dissing hobbyists or amateurs, without them there would be no professionals, my comment was about distinguishing between the two.

    BTW, I am firmly and completely an EX-professional, and identify myself as such. Or just another middle-aged amateur.
        06-11-2010, 12:00 PM
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    What I was meaning is more about skill levels. I've caught that there are amateurs who can act amazingly with horses, even bad trained or unbroken horses, understand them and have obviously learnt lot about horses in general just on ground of their few horses. Or then do a lot voluntary style work with different horses as their hobby but aren't still considered as professionals because they don't do their living from it. Then there are nominal professionals who shouldn't be around horses or should at least expand their current perspectives a lot. I guess it depends also on the field of horse industry. For example, what I've caught, in some cases it's typical that professionals acquire horses that have a lot of capacity and perhaps even training and merits etc. behind them so them aren't untrained or badly trained. I guess it's a bit different to be a professional English show rider or a professional of unbroken or abused horses and run a business of your own from it. I don't claim the first ones don't need skills, obviously they need because they wouldn't take those horses to top without skills but I still claim types of skills are bit different in these two cases and also definition of "a professional" can be different. Lets take (a bit caricatured) example: if there's a nominal professional; rider, stable owner, trainer, whoever, who acts always nervous and have to use physical force toward his horses again and again so he can make those horses to do something and then there's an amateur who can make the same thing with a way smaller aids, this amateur will be more professional in my eyes than this nominal professional will ever be.

    But well, I guess now I peeve you (referring to your first paragraph ) since I admit I'm personally a purebred amateur and a lesson rider who haven't that much personal contacts to professional horse world but I'm just semi-following some streams I've heard or seen coming from there every now and then. So I'm afraid that I can't give more deeper view about that thing but just an assumption.

    Or perhaps professional means different thing to you and me .
        06-11-2010, 12:05 PM
    Originally Posted by maura    
    BTW, I am firmly and completely an EX-professional, and identify myself as such. Or just another middle-aged amateur.
    I consider myself a professional amateur.

    I know enough to be able to ride my own horses, but in no way, shape or form think I'm anything other than just a regular, middle of the road, ammy adult rider.
        06-11-2010, 12:28 PM
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    Lol, my title could be Queen of Amateurs (or like we tend to say here in Finland: a bush rider). I admit I'm not that horse-wise or don't know that much about horses or riding even I've been engaged to this riding hobby soon 9 years. Of course I can tack/un-tack a horse and do the basic things when riding or taking care of horses but I need an instructor so I can do more and develop.

    It's a bit pity that when you're a lesson rider and take a lesson once per a week, you can't develop a real bond with any of horses since it's pretty little riding and other activities + horses with who you cooperate change all the time. The great side is that you get experience from different horses.

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