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        06-04-2011, 09:23 PM
    What bothers you at shows?

    What bothers you?
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        06-04-2011, 10:45 PM
    Texting while mounted and out of control children.
        06-05-2011, 05:20 AM
    People who jump 438945 practise jumps before they enter the arena. The horse would be too tired to jump its best!
        06-06-2011, 03:27 PM
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    Bad footing. A bad gate person. Bathrooms far from the rings. Reeeeeally hot weather. ;)
        06-06-2011, 08:34 PM
    Ditto the bad footing and ring stewards!

    Also, rude people in the warm-up. I know you're riding an upper level horse because of the double bridle and shadbelly and that it means you can ride very accurately, but it doesn't mean that you shoud ride THAT close to my horse and stuff us into the corner. Do you know I could have turned her butt and she would have kicked you and your fancy horse?! I know I'm only doing Training Level, but my warm-up matters just as much as yours. Seriously, show some riding etiquette and be glad I wasn't riding my green young stallion.
        06-08-2011, 11:18 AM
    So much!

    I really can't stand people who don't know how to keep distance. I'll be trotting happily in the warm up arena, and then hear a horse that seems awfully close to me. I turn around, and see a horse going up my horse's butt!

    Another thing that bugs me is in the warm up arena the people who take up half the arena to lunge. Either make it a small circle, or only lunge when no one is in the arena with you (during popular classes etc).

    Oh, and bad footing as well. Already been mentioned though!

    Those are really my pet peeves. I could probably think of more, but oh well! :roll:
        06-09-2011, 01:26 PM
    Heat, rude/biased judges, and definetly agree with the rude people in the warm up! And really gross bathroom facilities, I'd rather use my trailer!
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        06-09-2011, 04:01 PM
    Sorry, I was in a rush and never posted what bothers me. Well, alot! I hate when people put you, your horse, there horse, or them in a bad situation. Like not calling a jump in warm up or sitting on there horse, on the phone. Not trying to stay out of someones way if they are going the opposite way. Not which side they are coming up on. Getting too close to horses with red ribbons on there tail. So much more!!!!
        06-09-2011, 04:33 PM
    Oh and rude judges!
        06-11-2011, 08:56 AM
    I agree with a lot of what's already been said. I also am really bothered by:

    *Out of control horse that should be nowhere near a show.

    *Loose dogs...

    *Kids or Adults who blame someone else for their own problems. Pinning the blame on the judge, ring master, other riders, or your horse doesn't solve the problem.

    *Rude riders. I've actually had a girl slap my horse purposely with a crop while passing, another girl kicked me in the leg while passing, etc.

    *Trainers who go around criticizing every horse at the show that they didn't train.

    *Poor sportsmanship.

    *Unorganized show staff.

    *Riders who have no business showing as they can't keep their horse under control. I understand shows are fun in all, but why rush into one and put yourself and others in danger?

    And there's some more I'm sure. Lol

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