*Everyone* knows someone that is bombastic, it's just part of the horse world. I'm used it, but this one girl (I'll call her Kia) p*sses me off more then the others.
First reason she pisses me off:
There was a horse at my barn that was rescued at 3y/o and trained by my trainer (he's now 6years+). He's able to be ridden and worked with, but is still really spooky and nervous, and definitely not a beginners horse. His owner never goes to see him because she doesn't have the time, or confidence to do anything with him so he was just a floater at the stable. If you wanted to work him you could, if you didn't he stayed in the pasture. So Kia decides to take him to her stable at home so he's being worked and what not more, which is all good and fun because that's what he needed. She rode him a lot, and got really comfortable with him so she one day decided to get on him and show off by immediately asking for a canter the second her butt hit the seat. The horse bucks, she falls off, she doesn't touch him for a while, sends him to a kids camp for the summer. Now she is trying to sell him as a kids horse for 2500 even though the camp sent him back because he wasn't a kids horse (duh). Not to mention she's selling him as a draft/qh when he's a registered Suffix Punch, and NOT HER HORSE!!
Second reason she pisses me off:
She bought my friend's paint gelding, and is training him for dressage/jumping/xc. His "dressage" is rollkur (don't even get me started about how much I want to rip her off of him when she rides), his "jumping" is falling over the obstacle or refusing to go over it at all. I haven't seen their xc yet. He's up for sale for 3500, but "his price will go up with further training". Oh and did I mention he rears and flips over when you first get on? Yep, 3500 dollar material right there.
Third reason she pisses me off:
She bought a pregnant mare with hip problems that can only be ridden lightly. After the mare had the foal (still born) the mare's hips got worse because of the foal being delivered. Then she took it to a play day event and was running it! And she didn't understand why the mare was refusing to go in the ring after a few classes. She is also selling this horse for 1500.
Fourth reason she pisses me off:
She bought a grand pre Warmblood gelding from Canada that she can't even ride because she hasn't even competed or ridden even close to that level. He just sits in the pasture. He's a good horse, that she bought so she could say she owns a grand pre horse. He's just wasting away in that pasture when he could be winning dressage shows.