Originally Posted by reining girl
horses that are hard to catch. That is by far my biggest pet peeve, if I had a gun in my hand I would probably shoot them. I want to be able to grab my horse right away, not spend 15-30mins chasing the dam thing. And I don't have alot of patience and that wears it right down to nothing lol.
When your leading a horse and they just stop, and wont budge GAH! It pisses me off. There is one at the ranch I work at, that does it all the dam time, and he is like trying to move a boulder. So I finally just started carrying a dressage whip with me, or I make him back up 58,000 feet. I don't have time for him to be a dumbass. And it is actually starting to pay off, sometimes he will stop and all I have to do is turn around and he magically will start walking again. (and no I don't beat him with the dressage whip, ill just tap his side or his hindquarters until he starts walking forward)
LOL Im hiding my old horse from you! Some days, he was totally uncatchable. While leading him up to the ring, he would frequently lock his knees and not move. I would lunge him right there in the drive way. He learned pretty quick! His new owner still has difficulties catching him though. Poor girl.
As far as my personal peeves...horses who eat while tacked. I hate it. Drives me nuts. Im not cruel about it...if they've been on a 2 hour trail, Ill let them grab a munch or two. But if im riding for 2 seconds and your horse dives for grass...hes getting two size 10 heels in his sides...lol
People who say 'oh go ahead and use my (bridles saddles brushes) and then come running asking 'did you use my tack?!" uhh...you said I could. I didnt realize that was double speak for don't touch my stuff! (or only use it when I can admire it)
Drama Llamas. Can't handle barn drama...or any kind of drama for that matter. Im too old!
Trail walkers. I don't mind a nice relaxing trail ride but nothing is more boring than plodding the same trail for the miles and miles at a walk.
The "I do it this way...the world should follow suit" peeps. Example: I only ride bitless...how can you be so cruel to ride with a bit!
And my final biggest peeve of all. Its one I've been guilty of in the past but have turned it around. "Gaaahd...my horse is sooo bad Im sending him to the trainers" Horse comes back, is well behaved, gets rave reviews from trainer....sits in a stall for 4 weeks...owner gets on and gets bucked off..."that trainer is clueless" If you bought a horse to ride...ride it or sell it. Its fine if you love horses and just want to look at them but if you expect a horse to be pulled out of a field without riding it for a few weeks and are seriously expecting a perfect ride...your crazy...batsh*t crazy.
Rant end/ LOL