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    09-03-2013, 06:25 AM
Green Broke
A friend of mine and I were talking along these lines just yesterday.

It makes a big difference in how you work with horses if you are what I call a OHW, or one horse wonder. That person will not have the background when all they have ever dealt with is a couple of horses, of their own, that someone will that has worked in some capacity in a training barn, or on a ranch that uses horses.

Working with 20 or more horses daily, gives you a whole other look at how horses behave, think and respond. And when horses come and go frequently, you see the difference in horses that have been handled by professionals, who are expected to act like they have common sense, as opposed to those who only are handled by an owner who spoils them, or lets them get by with dangerous behaviors.

Big difference in how much a training barn will put up with, compared to someone who babies horsey.

Which is why I don't have much patience for people who can't get their horse to stand still for fly spray, or bridling, or what have you. Because if that horse was being handled properly, those would not be issues.

I also think that the more breeds and disciplines a person is exposed to, the better horsemen/women they are. That gives you better insight for dealing with horses right there.
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    09-03-2013, 08:17 AM
Originally Posted by Incitatus32    
Thank goodness I'm not the only one! Haha I've actually gotten to the point where I'm terrified to board anywhere else because I'll be unhappy with the people there (or they'll dislike my methods and kick me out and I'll be riding home). I'm very selective of the horse people I communicate with and cannot stand know it alls or ignorant folk. Experiment with different methods there's no harm in it the worst that happens is you find out it doesn't work. Heck in my book if you want to ride in your PJ's on Tuesday with a baling twine bridle and cardboard box for a saddle because that's what gives you the best/most enjoyable ride go for it, your method, your preference, not mine.
That would make a great Halloween costume class ride! Some kind of "People of Walmart and their horses theme." I'm sitting here trying to figure out how to cover a saddle in cardboard.

Thanks for the chuckle.
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    09-03-2013, 03:18 PM
Green Broke
I found exactly how I feel when I try to explain things to these people and be decent.

I could do this all day.
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    09-03-2013, 05:41 PM
Oh oh! I like gifs too!

And for my third and final, this is me after I join most facebook forums.

(Everytime you bring up gifs I always do this we should just have a thread for our gifs...)
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    09-03-2013, 06:07 PM
Green Broke
The jack sparrow one is gold!
    09-03-2013, 06:13 PM
Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
Facebook groups are horrible. I finally left my favorite group "Bit Swap" because there were people advocating the bike chain and barbwire mouthpieces...I couldn't bite my tongue so I left it.
Just when you think people don't operate that way, they rear their ugly heads. =/
It took me a long time to appreciate the trainer who could create a great western horse with a spade bit, but I've never advocated a bike chain or barbwire mouthpieces. Even double twisted bits are too harsh, in my book.
I'm laughing bc my two DD's were home this weekend and they were watching some of David Tutera's shows. I watched the one with the Reality Queen who had specific, lofty ideas and no execution. I secretly believe that he wanted to scratch my this wedding but decided to do it bc the opportunities to humiliate her and her pushy, "know it all" family were too tempting. It looked as if his efforts to bend over backwards were really going to pull the show off. But, at the beginning of the reception,when the couple performed their amateurish ballroom dance routine, despite his warnings, he let the rest of the reception run out with the bride's awful lack of common sense. At the end the bride was drunk, curled up under the bar, shoes off, apologizing for ruining "David's wedding," and the groom's large sister picked her up and carried her out. For a woman who loved the camera, this is justice.
You cannot teach people common sense. Everyone seems to want to be an expert without putting in the time. I wish we had more opportunities for young horseman to apprentice with experts. I have great respect for the experts in our field, and I'll always give a grain of salt to a new idea before bashing it.
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    09-03-2013, 06:22 PM
Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
Oh oh! I like gifs too!

And for my third and final, this is me after I join most facebook forums.

(Everytime you bring up gifs I always do this we should just have a thread for our gifs...)
TOTALLY an "I T Crowd" fan!!
    09-03-2013, 07:24 PM
Green Broke
Quite certain that if I even had a lot of horse people around me, I would get more than a few critical looks @ the way I ride - I've found I love English saddles, and have some nice ones - I've also found that I love riding bit less, so choose to ride with rope reins attached to my horse's halters. If I were in the show circuit or any other, I wouldn't be permitted I'm sure! However, I live in a remote wilderness setting, and this way of riding is pure bliss for myself and my mares :)
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    09-03-2013, 11:20 PM
Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
Facebook groups are horrible. I finally left my favorite group "Bit Swap" because there were people advocating the bike chain and barbwire mouthpieces...I couldn't bite my tongue so I left it. It sucked because that was a killer group for finding good bits at cheap prices, but I couldn't take it.

I am a member of a couple forums who are just a nightmare too, but at least not advocating abuse like that.
Oh my gosh, I'm a member of that group too...Some of those bits are terrible!!

Fortunately I haven't encountered too many people like that. Usually they quit that attitude once they find a horse that doesn't follow their method word for word.
    09-03-2013, 11:55 PM
Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
(Everytime you bring up gifs I always do this we should just have a thread for our gifs...)
Can we, please?
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