People who don't stop their horse when they say whoa. Oh my, goodness! Whoa means stop! It does NOT mean continue around the roundpen (or wherever) another 3-5 times at a canter, and then proceed to slow the horse to a walk and STILL not stop >.> I do not care one ounce if you're "just having fun". It's dangerous, and it messes up the training onthe horse. I absolutely hate it. My friend's pony is leased and she does it all the time. Everyone tells her to not do it, but she proceeds to do it.
Both my friend and I are so annoyed by it, and now when he gives lessons, the little kids have to actually pull on the reins to stop him. He use to stop on a dime with just a whoa, and now he doesn't. >.<
But anywho, my pet peeves of myself when I'm riding. I absolutely cannot keep a good seat at a canter on a few of the horses. They're so rough at the canter and I feel like I'm bouncing like a sack of potatoes on their backs. *sigh* It sucks, lol. I also hate that the horse I'm leasing has the worst trot in the world, it's so difficult to post to because it's so short and choppy, and I don't enjoy sitting it either. :/ A small 3 meter circle is fine, but anything bigger she gets choppy, unbalanced, and speeds up to compensate.
I also hate when BOs (or owner of horse you're leasing) has an issue. Or they plan on selling the horse out from underneath you while you're leasing it.
I don't want to rant on everything that peeves me because I'll be here for a week, so we'll keep it at major ones. :p Posted via Mobile Device