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post #21 of 27 Old 09-12-2010, 10:31 PM
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AUGH! My friend has little kids and they all know they're meant to walk quietly and calmly around the horses, especially mine since he's only 3. At shows they're generally pretty good about it, until they have some of their friends around.
EVERY TIME my horse gets spooked and pulls off the float and EVERY TIME they're yelled at about it, only an hour later they're doing it again.
It's very dangerous and very inconsiderate of people to be running, mounted or not, around floats. They don't know for sure if it's going to cause a horse to flip out and hurt someone. Not every horse is sane and will stand with all that going on.
It's my BIGGEST peeve at shows, and every show I go to there's a rule that you're to WALK between events and around the floats. And every show I go to, there's always a ton of obnoxious kids that don't and cause trouble. They even get yelled at over loud speakers and it doesn't stop them.
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post #22 of 27 Old 09-12-2010, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Some kids won't learn unless they are asked to leave the premises, get their ribbons pulled, etc. And if they pull that stuff purposefully, I WILL cause a scene. My trainer's horse is 4, hot-bred, 17hh, and a little stupid in the head. He HAS gotten himself in a bad position because of other horses.

I mean, I could have gotten mean, grabbed their reins, and walked them back to their trailer. But what does that solve?

At the very beginning, I'll talk to the people doing the sign-ups when I give my coggins. I might go up to their trainer, if my coach is with me. I'm easily talked-down, but she isn't.

And they'll tease me for going SLOW with the youngster we're taking. :\
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post #23 of 27 Old 09-12-2010, 11:34 PM
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Well, maybe they are just cranky and need their diapers changed, since they can't put on their big kid panties and get over it. :)

*EDIT: I would also mention for anybody who does it and has gotten a warning, that they can't compete in their next class they signed up for, and for the third strike, just kicking them out altogether

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post #24 of 27 Old 09-13-2010, 01:07 AM
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Yes, that IS do they know they aren't going to run a person over, or clothesline a tied horse, who is standing in a position they can't see until they are there?

Tell the arena officials, and they will usually get someone on that sort of stuff...they can lose their insurance over things like that, if someone gets hurt, so they usually don't take it lightly. If they want to run around between classes, they need to do it AWAY from the trailer area.

I remember at one show I was at a couple years ago, some kids went running around like that, and when they went past a trailer with tied horses, one of the tied horses kicked out at one of the kid's horses causing him to spook and buck his own rider off...After getting yelled at by their parents AND the other horse's owner for their stupidity, AND getting embarrassed by falling off, those kids hung out in the waiting pen between classes, rather than running around like idiots...All I can say, is that it's a good thing the girl wasn't actually injured for her actions...I can't stand going to shows and seeing that sort of nonsense, honestly...maybe that's why I don't show as often as I used to, hahaha. However, I DO try to focus on how my own horse and I are doing, and getting my own 'victories' during the course of a long hot crazy day! Lol!

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post #25 of 27 Old 09-13-2010, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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Login | Facebook (The picture is of Nighty and I after they waived the jacket rule. I never look good mounted, woe.)

You can see the line of trailers in the back. They cantered to that first line of trailers to the back, where there are some hills, but trotted through the trailers. Everyone warms up in the hills, which is OK, but..
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post #26 of 27 Old 09-13-2010, 06:42 AM
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I think you both look great! And there is plenty of room for them to ride elsewhere, other than around the trailers for sure.
It was a pretty day there too-not so much here in NY.....

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post #27 of 27 Old 09-13-2010, 12:47 PM
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They sound incredibly immature. I would complain to show management, but otherwise completely ignore them. They sounds like attention seeking brats.

Also, another nova person here - lived in Lovettsville for many years. I <3 loudoun county.
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