I hate shows...
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Showing Horses > Horse Showmanship

I hate shows...

This is a discussion on I hate shows... within the Horse Showmanship forums, part of the Showing Horses category
  • Horses hate horse shows
  • What I hate most about + horse shows

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-23-2011, 02:13 AM
  #1
Started
I hate shows...

Well, it's being unfairly broad to say that I hate all horse shows ever known to man... but I certainly didn't enjoy the school-hosted one that I volunteered at today. I left feeling sick. The horses were ridden into a lather and then ridden some more. They were yanked and jerked around without any real understanding for why. People they didn't know were handling them and riding them, constantly passing them from one to another.

One instance particularly riled me. I tacked up a pony to be ridden in the western shows. I brought her out, and understandably she was feeling very fresh. She was nervous, moving about and pawing. One of the girls working the show told me to yank her and get her attention. I gave a firm pull on the reins, and the next thing I know this girl is snatching the pony away from me.

This girl jerked on the reins so long and so hard, with the pony throwing her head up and rearing back, that the bridle came off. When they caught the poor creature again, they proceeded to drive her around flailing on a longe line until the bridle came off again. Fortunately they finally decided to pull the poor thing out of the show and sent her back to her stall with me.

I was seething. I had to leave the show shortly thereafter, wanting nothing to do with it. Now I've practically got myself convinced that I ought to buy the pony (her owner wants to sell), retrain her myself, and find a decent home for her. She's such a fancy little thing, and just four years old. She's bursting at the seams with potential, she just needs help getting there!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    01-23-2011, 02:30 AM
  #2
Banned
Thats outrageous! I hate how some people do that! When I was little I was riding in a class and this little girl was riding this ADORABLE little pony and when it stopped to itch its leg she started FREAKING OUT and hitting it with the whip! So that got the poor pony running and she fell off(haha) and then all the other ponys started freaking out and taking off. Thankfully my pony was a good old boy and wasnt fazed at all. I don't understand why people do that and put other horses and people in danger.
     
    01-23-2011, 11:27 AM
  #3
Weanling
No horse deserves to be treated like that. Horses have carried our weight without complaining, pulled our carts without refusing, and have died in our battles to help protect us and she dares to treat a horse with that much disrespect? That's sick to think about. If anyone tried to take over when I was in control I would've shown them who's in charge. I would've found the owner and bought that pony so fast. Humans can be so cruel and I don't understand why.
     
    01-23-2011, 11:58 AM
  #4
Started
I'm sort of in the process of finding the owner and possibly talking to her about buying the pony. I don't know how financially plausible it is for me, but I'm going to see what I can do. She's a fancy fancy thing that I'm certain could be sold for a pretty penny as a snazzy child's show pony. She just needs some more time put on her, and someone who understands and loves the pony attitude and spirit.
     
    01-23-2011, 01:35 PM
  #5
Foal
That's quite shocking experience, it's disgusting. If you have the chance to buy this little pony maybe it would put this pony on the right track so to speak. Keep us updated.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    01-23-2011, 11:12 PM
  #6
Weanling
Yes, please do keep us updated. I'm glad you've decided to take action. That pony deserves to have a clean start for all the crap that it's gone through.
     
    01-24-2011, 05:10 PM
  #7
Green Broke
So Eolith. It's not that you hate shows. Just the ones where people have their untrained ponies and are trying to do more with thme than the horse knows how to do. If that's the case I agree! I hope you but that little pony, fix her up and sale her to some loving child who is going to cherish it forever! I always wished my parents had bought me a pony when I was younger!
     
    01-24-2011, 05:37 PM
  #8
Started
It would be most accurate to say that I hate the people frequently encountered at shows who are far more interested in the show itself than the wellbeing of the horses. I still want to buy the pony, but I just don't know if I can afford to do it and whether I'll have the time to really set her straight.
     
    01-24-2011, 05:43 PM
  #9
Showing
The things people do for a ribbon.

Keep us updated on if you take her in or not!
     
    01-24-2011, 06:58 PM
  #10
Foal
I think it is a very good idea to buy and train that horse and then sell to a
Good home..
Where my friend shows their horses are treated like royalty so that is no way to treat a horse by yanking them around
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
movies, tv shows, episodes from tv shows lilkitty90 Movies, Music, and TV 8 06-26-2010 07:03 AM
Don't you hate it... riccil0ve General Off Topic Discussion 10 06-10-2010 10:10 PM
Don't you hate it when... IheartPheobe Jumping 18 04-24-2009 10:02 PM
You know what I hate!? FGRanch General Off Topic Discussion 41 03-27-2009 01:03 PM
I hate this..... katiiii Horse Talk 10 10-26-2008 07:27 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0