Hmm..how many of these can I think of? Hah, I'll put a few out there, I don't have the effort to do type all of them, lol.
-gaming 4h show on Saturday. I was just walking around the mare I'm now leasing, since she isn't ready to actually show yet and entry fees were outrageous if she had no chance. Well, during barrels she was actually being good and not having a buddy sour fit, so I got to watch a man (no one I've ever spoken to likes him; he's an ass, he pushes his son too far, and he's sue-happy) who owns a semi-large boarding/training barn kick the living s**t out of his horse with 3", goose-neck, rowelled spurs. While I know quite a few people do it, you'd think someone would say something during the 4H show; atleast I would think so.
-I went to an open show at North Park on Sunday. We got there a bit late, so we missed barrels, but I ended up showing in stakes, poles, and down&back. I was very excited to watch gambler's choice again, because while I would love to run it, my horse would probably either refuse or stumble over every jump. So, I don't remember who it was that was running at the time, but her horse didn't want to turn for the fourth jump and was running almost perpendicular to the fence beside the jump; she managed to get her horse to spin and pop over that jump as they were originally parallel to it.
-At the 4H show from Saturday (again, forgot about this, lol), there are generally a majority of overly hot horses that need to be dragged, spurred, and whipped just to get in the gate. Well, one girl's horse was NOT having it, at all. So, man (mentioned in the first who owns the barn this horse/girl boards/rides at) tries to grab the mare's reins and walk her to the gate. Well, mare decides that flying backwards would be a good idea, and rethought after she got a few good smacks with the crop. Mare then decides to go up and rear and rethought after getting her face half yanked off. Finally, she decides she wants to go in the arena, just over the fence instead of through the gate; I'm not sure how Man stopped her from jumping over, but he finally got her to the gate and in and she had her run. Now, I'm not saying I disapprove of or that I would do what Man did, I just figured it was kind of shocking for me to see a horse so out of control with what looked to be a 10yr old on it, ya know?
Now, I'm sure I have more..but my arm's cramping. If I think of any really good one's, I'll be back. :p Posted via Mobile Device