I have a few that really get me wanting to start arguements :p But then again, I'm known for wanting to "discuss" everything xD (I don't try to argue it, people are just stupid and say stuf they have no idea about, so I enjoy discussing it with them to make them feel as stupid as they're sounding lol)
-People who don't respect ribbons. I don't care if my ribbon is green, red, etc. I I have a green ribbon, my horse is new to this environment and I want to make it as safe as possible for everyone involved. I can train him to death at home, but I don't know if he'ss going to kick out at a show where he's never been before, I don't know if he's going to have a breakdown and go completely ballistic either. Green ribbon means green horse, people! Same as red means stay the hell off my butt, I can only do so much to keep away; I can't control everyone elses' horse while I'm trying to control mine. I plan on tying a red ribbon on all my horses, even if I know try don't plan to kick at all. I want my space, you don't need to run into me to get me to move. *rolls eyes*
-Pay attention to your kids..If they don't listen, they shouldn't be in public off a little leash or something. Previous horse show I was at, Reo started having a fit going in the gate (not my horse, do NOT tell me to fix it at home) and a little boy starts walking past the gate while Reo was flipping out. Reo's rider told him to move (with Reo spinning, rearing, etc) and he stops dead and looks like a deer in the headlights, realises that she's talking to him, just stands there 10 ft away, and then walks as slow as he could past the other half of the gate..really? Where on EARTH were his parents!?! Your horse doesn't understand the concept of MOVE and he's at a horse show with a bunch of crazy game horses?? Please, Please, tell me where the logic is in that?
-People beating their horse because it did or didn't do something. I agree completely with smacking a bit of sense into them when they know better, but not for a simple whinny while you're standing in the shade..
-People who never get off their horse other than to go to the bathroom..You're at a show for 13 hours, running your horse in classes and in the warm up arena..doesn't your horse need any water? Coz I'd trade for a horse I never needed to give water to and keep it healthy as anyone could that gave their's water.
-Racing around the arena (outside where everyone stands with their horses while they aren't in their class), around the parking lot, around the food/announcer's stand, etc. There's a warm up pen for a reason..if you would like to run your horse and have it too tired to run it's class decently, by all means do it somewhere away from where I'm standing with my horse watching everything around me to give her no reason or chance to think about kicking at your stupid self.
-I also agree with horses who set back and break their ties on the trailers/hitching posts. Either train it to stand, don't tie it and just hold it the whole day, or put something that it won't break or discourages it from setting back (lead rope strung through the halter and clipped, works like a charm lol).
-People who let their horses rear/kick/attack each other at the trailer..it's a great way to injur your horse, I would definitely recommend it if you're trying to kill your horse.
-People who tie up their horse right beside the gate with their butts facing where we enter. I'm sorry, but I don't like walking behind horses on the ground or mounted, I'd rather not be forced to to get into my class and run. You don't tie your horse to the arena panels, it's just rude... :/
And that's all I'm willing to type right now, lol. There's oodles more, but the charger on my touch pod is digging into my hand as I type and it's too uncomfortable to deal with anymore, lol. Posted via Mobile Device