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        08-02-2010, 12:05 PM
      #11
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    Lol corinowalk. I just don't have patience, especially when it comes to stupid crap like that. It just drives me up the dam wall.
         
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        08-02-2010, 01:00 PM
      #12
    Trained
    I hate when people say I'm mean to my horses because I'm strict about good manners....then complain that their horse bites or walks all over them
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        08-02-2010, 01:11 PM
      #13
    Foal
    "Project horses" that never go anywhere. "I bought Fancy as a project four years ago as a green three year old, but due to an injury and a lack of time, she hasn't been worked with much. I'm asking $3,000 for her because she is a beautiful mare and has lots of potential." I'm sorry, but your 7 year old mare that has not been touched since you bought her is not worth the $3,000 you bought her for as a three year old. You see this all the time on CL.
         
        08-02-2010, 01:31 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    When horses move around while your working with them! If the horse it tied, I expect it not to swing its butt around and ram into me. If I'm lugging a big heavy Western saddle and am about to throw it onto the horse's back and it moves away, I'm get extremely ticked off. Same for brushing, clinching, bathing, etc... No moving!
         
        08-02-2010, 02:15 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    1- when someone thinks that the higher you jump, the better rider you are. Wrong. It doesnt matter how high you jump, as long as you handle your horse well, and don't look like a moron doing it, I doesnt matter. Example: "how high did you jump today?" "two foot." "only 2 foot?! I jumped 2 foot six!" "at least I didnt look like a complete idiot doing it and throwing myself and my horse at the jump and almost crashing into it and hurting us both! Instead, I handled my horse well, made it look good, and took the jump in stride."

    2- when people say riding english is for sissies. You try taking your western pleasure horse and do what we do. Also, when people say riding is easy. "all you have to do make all these dumb clicking noises and hang on!" ok, well, would you like me to put you on a TB and send you over a course of 12 fences with lead changes? Didnt think so.

    3- when people are trying to get their horse to do something, for example, walk into a puddle, and they say "my horse wont go in!" Well, then let me get your horse in. ***horse walks into puddle*** "how did you do that?!" I didnt just sit there on the horse's back and beg it to walk in. I actually gave a little effort, tried and succeeded.

    No offense to anyone with anything I said here
         
        08-02-2010, 02:25 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Sooo many!

    1.) People who buy inappropiate horses for themselves. "I have been taking riding lessons for six months and thought it was time to get a horse so I got a lovely TB that just finished racing, yay!"

    2.) People who don't understand the proper and correct useages for tack. "He doesn't like to keep his head down so I got this running martingale which works really well when I tighten it as far as it will go!"

    3.) People who don't understand the correlation between energy in and energy out in feeding regimes. "He is fed 14% protein 8% fat twice a day and when I took him out for a ride after two months off, he misbehaved, what has gotten into him?"

    4.) People who breed unsuitable horses. "I know she is pidgeon toed, has a club foot and a parrot mouth but I just HAD to have a foal out of her because she is my favourite horse in the whole wide world."

    5.) People who let a horse get away with bad behaviour. "Well he bucked when I asked him to canter so I though I had better get off because he didn't want to be ridden any more today."

    Phew, rant over. Many many more but I would be taking over the whole thread!
         
        08-02-2010, 02:27 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Oh oh oh, my absolute no.1 pet peeve: People that are only concerned about getting a horse to jump when it fits into one or all of the following catagories:

    -It is too young
    -It has no training on the flat
    -It is unsound
    -The rider does not have the capabilities to jump anything.
         
        08-02-2010, 02:45 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sarahver    
    Sooo many!

    1.) People who buy inappropiate horses for themselves. "I have been taking riding lessons for six months and thought it was time to get a horse so I got a lovely TB that just finished racing, yay!"

    2.) People who don't understand the proper and correct useages for tack. "He doesn't like to keep his head down so I got this running martingale which works really well when I tighten it as far as it will go!"

    3.) People who don't understand the correlation between energy in and energy out in feeding regimes. "He is fed 14% protein 8% fat twice a day and when I took him out for a ride after two months off, he misbehaved, what has gotten into him?"

    4.) People who breed unsuitable horses. "I know she is pidgeon toed, has a club foot and a parrot mouth but I just HAD to have a foal out of her because she is my favourite horse in the whole wide world."

    5.) People who let a horse get away with bad behaviour. "Well he bucked when I asked him to canter so I though I had better get off because he didn't want to be ridden any more today."

    Phew, rant over. Many many more but I would be taking over the whole thread!
    couldn't agree more.
         
        08-03-2010, 04:36 AM
      #19
    Started
    Just off the top of my head....

    People who start horses too young.
    People who breed less-than-exceptional-quality horses.
    People who try to force their ideas on others.
    People who are disrespectful towards other boarders by leaving horses in turnout in a riding area and then disappearing, nowhere to be found when someone wants to actually ride or work their horses, allowing horses turned out freely on the property to run around like wild animals and get other horses who are being ridden/worked/groomed/etc all riled up (free turnout on the property is for horses who will just graze calmly and there are designated turnout areas for horses who will run around), etc.
    People who take advantage of horses and don't care if they're just scaring the crap out of them or confusing them.
    People who blame the horse for everything and never take on any responsibility for problems.
    People who do not respect disciplines other than their own.
    People who keep a young or otherwise energetic horse in a stall without turnout.
    People who use horses and throw them away.

    Horses who have no personality or mind of their own and will blindly follow anybody off a cliff. At least make a person earn that kind of trust first!!

    Harsh training equipment.
    "Natural" horsemanship, the least natural of all.
    Gaited horse soring.
    Barbed wire fencing.
    Horse pastures with a bunch of random crap thrown in them (tractor parts, old cars, and other random usually rusty things that can kill your horse)
    Not having a horse of my own to ride for the first time in years (had to throw that in there )
         
        08-03-2010, 01:25 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rocky pony    
    Not having a horse of my own to ride for the first time in years
    im in the same boat with ya, sister...
         

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