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        08-15-2010, 12:17 AM
      #21
    Banned
    If you don't mind a bit of a rant... And an example of my temper...

    One day in seventh grade, I was talking to my friends about my horse, and I was showing them pictures. One of the "cool" boys came up, looked at one of my pictures and said these exact words: "Horses are stupid. Your horse is fat, dumb, and ugly, just like you. Maybe you should sell him to a dog food company. He seems pretty worthless, and what do you get out of riding anyways? The feeling of being a princess?"

    Well, I didn't give a sh*t if I was suspended or even expelled. He called me names, but even worse than that, he called my horse named. Jerry was neglected before he came to my barn, and it has taken me a long time for him to get to how he is today.

    So what do I do? Well, my "fat" 115 pounds kneed him in a place no boy ever wants to be kneed, and then I kicked him in the shin. And while he was lying on the ground staring up at me, I said "Oh, look. It's a worthless *******. Maybe he should be turned into dog food." And then I walked away.

    I never got suspended or expelled. In fact, the principal never even talked to me. Maybe the boy was too afraid of me to tell, who knows. Either way, he never bothered me again, and one time while I was walking in the hall, I saw him point to me and say to his friends, "She's a horseback rider. Don't mess with her, she kicks like a horse." :)
         
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        08-15-2010, 12:21 AM
      #22
    Foal
    "Horses are for girls."
         
        08-15-2010, 01:10 AM
      #23
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by charlicata    
    I hate it when people say "horses are so expensive...you must be rich".

    I am far from being rich...money wise anyway. But if you count the enjoyment I get from hanging out and riding my guys, I'm one of the richest people in the world.
    THANK YOU!!!

    One time I was talking to a guy at school and he asked me how much it cost to buy a horse. My reply was that you could get a fairly decent horse around here for $1,500. He just busted out laughing, and said that you have to be a millionare to keep them.

    Ugh...horses take money, but you aren't automatically a millionare if you have a horse
         
        08-15-2010, 01:14 AM
      #24
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AngelWithoutWings54    
    If you don't mind a bit of a rant... And an example of my temper...

    One day in seventh grade, I was talking to my friends about my horse, and I was showing them pictures. One of the "cool" boys came up, looked at one of my pictures and said these exact words: "Horses are stupid. Your horse is fat, dumb, and ugly, just like you. Maybe you should sell him to a dog food company. He seems pretty worthless, and what do you get out of riding anyways? The feeling of being a princess?"

    Well, I didn't give a sh*t if I was suspended or even expelled. He called me names, but even worse than that, he called my horse named. Jerry was neglected before he came to my barn, and it has taken me a long time for him to get to how he is today.

    So what do I do? Well, my "fat" 115 pounds kneed him in a place no boy ever wants to be kneed, and then I kicked him in the shin. And while he was lying on the ground staring up at me, I said "Oh, look. It's a worthless *******. Maybe he should be turned into dog food." And then I walked away.

    I never got suspended or expelled. In fact, the principal never even talked to me. Maybe the boy was too afraid of me to tell, who knows. Either way, he never bothered me again, and one time while I was walking in the hall, I saw him point to me and say to his friends, "She's a horseback rider. Don't mess with her, she kicks like a horse." :)
    That story made me giggle.

    I have another one:

    People think I am weird when I say I'd rather stare at the backside of a Halter horse than stare at a guys butt.

    With a horse, at least you can give a conformation critique.
         
        08-15-2010, 01:19 AM
      #25
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by shaker    
    "Horses are for girls."
    I can certainly see how that would get annoying! It is the sole reason my hubby wont ride with me. He's afraid that his friends will poke fun. Oh well...I don't really share well anyways!

    I hate that people think if you don't compete there is no reason to own. I love horses. I love to ride. I especially love to trail ride. I have competed very succesfully in my younger years and found it dull. Now I get a bigger kick out of crossing a creek and running into a herd of deer. Horses are my passion...competing isnt.

    The vast majority of the world is ignorant to the horse world. People think it is just a phase because for some people, it is. My parents were sure I would grow out of it. Now that I am 30, my father has just admitted that he should have known better. He did everything in his power to get me to quit and I never did.

    I hate that people think horses are either 'bucking broncs' or 'race horses' In the normal world there is no such animal as a trail horse. They just don't get it.
         
        08-15-2010, 01:55 AM
      #26
    Weanling
    The main thing that bugs me is that people who ride horses just sit there and let the horse do all the work. I'm sorry but if I just sat there on my horse she would just stand there too lol, or she would get bored, dump me and go off grazing!

    The thing about horses just being for girls would be annoying too, many of the tope riders in the world are men, my boyfriend now tells me 'real men ride horses' after he fell off mine the first time he rode her lol!

    It also annoys me people say horse riding is cruel, or using a bit is cruel, jumping a horse is cruel, or going barefoot is cruel etc etc, when they really have no knowledge of any of the things they are saying. Yes, cruelty happens but most people are not cruel and most horses like to work.
         
        08-15-2010, 02:02 AM
      #27
    Trained
    Everyone knows I'm the horse girl. What bugs me is they always say something like "Michaela, you're seriously watching HORSES?" while they are all over watching a football or basketball game. I mean seriously, I acceptyour football obsessions you can accept my horses without saying the word "horse" like it's a childish dream, because I already hae a career very promising if I keep going as I am.

    Another thing, there is this little snot kid a grade below me, and I did my compute class PowerPoint presentation on Stacy Westfall, because it had to be about an athlete you admire. I put in the video of her with Roxy, and that **** kid was puffed up in the back saying "I'VE ridden a horse withouttack before!" and "She's just running in circles!" while I'm clearly explaining the flying changes, transitions and required leg aids to the class. Little snot. As far as him riding bareback ad bridleless, I let him (against my better judgement) ride my old mare Precious and he was scared to even trot, an he had no idea how to grip with his thighs or even make the horse move forward.

    There comes a point when I just want to kill people. I mean, at least choke em' a little...just a little....just enough to make em' stop talking...... D
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        08-15-2010, 08:06 AM
      #28
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AngelWithoutWings54    
    If you don't mind a bit of a rant... And an example of my temper...

    One day in seventh grade, I was talking to my friends about my horse, and I was showing them pictures. One of the "cool" boys came up, looked at one of my pictures and said these exact words: "Horses are stupid. Your horse is fat, dumb, and ugly, just like you. Maybe you should sell him to a dog food company. He seems pretty worthless, and what do you get out of riding anyways? The feeling of being a princess?"

    Well, I didn't give a sh*t if I was suspended or even expelled. He called me names, but even worse than that, he called my horse named. Jerry was neglected before he came to my barn, and it has taken me a long time for him to get to how he is today.

    So what do I do? Well, my "fat" 115 pounds kneed him in a place no boy ever wants to be kneed, and then I kicked him in the shin. And while he was lying on the ground staring up at me, I said "Oh, look. It's a worthless *******. Maybe he should be turned into dog food." And then I walked away.

    I never got suspended or expelled. In fact, the principal never even talked to me. Maybe the boy was too afraid of me to tell, who knows. Either way, he never bothered me again, and one time while I was walking in the hall, I saw him point to me and say to his friends, "She's a horseback rider. Don't mess with her, she kicks like a horse." :)

    That was such a good story! It made me laugh:)
         
        08-15-2010, 08:30 AM
      #29
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AngelWithoutWings54    
    "She's a horseback rider. Don't mess with her, she kicks like a horse." :)
    Oh my Random I about died laughing! I'd love people to say that about me. But I haven't had anyone get on the bad side of me yet. Just the annoyed side.

    Man I hate it when you go to shows and the likes, and they judge you on your horse. Take an old, dog food looking horse, and they avoid you. He just had an old looking face, and a massive sway back. And they avoid you. 22 years old, neglected all his life.

    And then take your 3yr QH. And they actually swarm too you. HELLO. The old gelding was a better horse than this new green broken spooky thing! -.-

    And when I took my green broken horse to his first ever outing, never been to pony club or anything, about a month after he was broken in. I went to a gymkhana. And mum was standing on the side watching me, and some dude goes 'That girl could kick that horse up a bit' mum goes 'This is his first outing, he was broken in a month ago' and the dude goes 'Oh! She's going really well!' and didn't say anything else. People just assume the worse about you being a rider, if you're doing something different to what they do.
         
        08-15-2010, 08:34 AM
      #30
    Green Broke
    Whenever I talk about riding my horse, all the boys start with these really disgusting sexual comments.

    My own MOTHER rolls her eyes when I even mention "horse", "show", or "Love Story". When I told her that at the end of the year Bishop is going to leave to a retirement home, she actually said "Their sending him for glue." Then laughed like it's the best joke ever!

    My own FATHER makes jokes about me, how Im not very competative (he has only seen me ride ONCE, and that was at Loves FIRST show, so of course I'm not going to push her and make her go nuts!), how I have no life(!!!) because I ride, and how I always smell like a disgusting horse(!!!)

    I get people who come up to me, that are honestly interested, and ask me how high I jump at the moment. When I tell them 80cm, the snort, start hosing themselves, and for the rest of the day comment and talk with their friends about "How Danielle is SUCH a scardy cat baby cause she doesnt jump as high as the people on TV."

    One day..........
         

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