Keep in mind, this is not to bash anyone. This is to see what other people think of people like this:
At my current barn there is this family, a rather wealthy family- the father owns like, five gyms or something- who own the most random assortment of hot-headed (not hot-blooded, don't get that confused) horses I've ever seen. The family is of Hispanic origin, so the man who owns the gyms is ridiculously buff and ridiculously tan- AND he wears v-neck shirts. To add on to his "Fabio" appearance, he owns an Andalusian STALLION with a mane down to its knees. This family also owns a ridiculously tall Egyptian Arab, a way-too-hard-headed-for-the-person-riding-it Welsh Cob, and a black horse, the breed of which I can't tell. It's also too feisty for them to handle. To top it off, they bought a brand-spankin'-new trailer, a nice one, that they use to take the horses to my barn so they can ride. They left the stand that props up the trailer on the ground as they drove away and it broke, and now their trailer is broken.
But to get to the actual point of my thread, they are what we call weekenders. Every weekend, they come down and put saddles that don't fit their horses and cause saddle sores on, and go for a five hour trail ride and REALLY mess up the horses' backs. They finish riding, pack everything up, and go home for the week. They don't come back until the next weekend, when the horses' backs have pretty much healed, and repeat the process, thus messing up the horses' backs once more.
I'm here to see how many people think this is just wrong? Or stupid? Or both? And if you know anyone like that.
If you're not practicing, someone, somewhere is, and when you meet him, he will win.