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    08-31-2011, 12:36 PM
Just laugh hysterically and say that last time you tried it with her the judge excused you, but refuse to explain why.

Laughter saves tension
Refusing to explain means that they will be wondering for ever what she did
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    08-31-2011, 12:49 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
Just laugh hysterically and say that last time you tried it with her the judge excused you, but refuse to explain why.

Laughter saves tension
Refusing to explain means that they will be wondering for ever what she did

It never hurts to leave them wondering and guessing....keep 'em up at night...they will be tired to be so nosey and such a busybody next time!!!
    08-31-2011, 03:19 PM
My mum is an old horse woman and has a saying "put 3 trainers in the same room and you'll have 5 opinions" and " screw what other people think, do what you want to do, other people are idiots"

I love my mum
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    09-02-2011, 05:43 AM
Green Broke
Pull that stunt in my home town and it is garanteed you would be plunted firmly on your butt.

Try having a come back ready. My disiplin is falling off. It is my lifes work to perfect the art and I believe because I ride a large horse one was 17 hands I do it with style.
A friend of mine after hearing of one of my explosive dismounts, asked me to come along to the local rodeo. I had to decline and told their horses just are not big enough. I have my reputation to protect.
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    09-02-2011, 05:54 AM
Not as bad as a fellow hrose owner telling me I shouldnt start my horse in barrels if I want her as wants to be a trail horse! ?...... "Why?" I ask.... "B/c all she will want to do is run, ur teaching her to run." I just didnt continue on that conversation altho I should have!!! Well, I did take her through barrels, poles, and cones! She loved it, and I have taken her on trail rides after and she actually listens better and is calmer since her first show! AND ITS FUN!!!

People are stupid and they should ASSUME you chose what ur entering for a reason!
    09-02-2011, 05:59 AM
Originally Posted by Stan    
I had to decline and told their horses just are not big enough. I have my reputation to protect.
LOL, well, I agree! I have been bucked off by my 15.1hand horse three times now and havent been embarrassed at all (I am 5'3" and 128lbs-off topic again, but I lost 27lbs by starting this horse under saddle!), and I just got bucked off a 9hand pony I wasnt even on! But when I tell this story the pony is a CLydsdale, lol...

Not really. I don't get embarrassed very easy.
    09-02-2011, 07:08 AM
Green Broke
I am well known by my friends for my explosive out burst when Stella plays up. Its nothing for me to get off her, threaten to shoot her and lead her toward home. After half an hour of ranting and raving I wake up and realise she has done it to me again. I am walking she is not carrying me. That puts a different slant on the picture and I climb back on.

Stella did have issues but the knowing eye of a friend spotted a behaviour trait and suggested I try selenium and magnesium. It worked, so I gave it to the horse. She calmed down to.
    09-02-2011, 07:27 AM
Green Broke
By the way I caught one of those blasted carrots
    09-02-2011, 07:56 AM
I think in a lot of cases, people just assume you'll love something because they do, or will dislike something because they do.

I ride Dressage (non-showing) and judged pleasure/trail rides, along with tons of regular trail riding (non-judged).

Several people have told me that I should take my horse to hunter shows. I get people telling me I should jump him. Often I hear that Dressage is too "boring" and I should do something more fun. He's both trots and gaits, but only his trot is consistent right now - yet people tell me I should enter him in gaited horse classes.

I don't think they mean anything bad by it. I usually just tell them I enjoy what I AM doing, and try to change the subject.
    09-02-2011, 08:08 AM
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Just smile and explain you USED to show in those classes, but always won them....which you found boring. Now you only show in classes that offer some challenge.

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