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post #1 of 28 Old 01-07-2012, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Pet peeves in the Equestrain world

Saw this in another forum, and thought I'd share.

Keep this nice guys, no directing posts at people.. if you do it, be man enough to name...or use the talk to team button.

Mine, are as follows. I could go on all day, however my keyboard would explode.

1) People who are blindfolded to their way, or the high way. I am not a fan of parelli, or monty roberts, but I'm not going to shove it down your neck, and because I don't follow it, do not proceed to tell me my horse is mean. A 'carrot stick' is a whip. It just looks funny. Then you get people who bang on and on about natural horsemanship and it being as natural as possible, and that is crap. If it were natural- your horse would be in a field eating till it popped, not stood with you on its back- get over it.

2) People who proceed to give false, dangerous or idiotic advice to other people, especially novices. If you're going to give advice, make sure its correct- don't just pull it out on a whim then when you're questioned, continue to argue your point despite being wrong, wrong and wrong.

3)People who 'hate' things. It means you don't understand it. I'm not talking about animal cruelty, I'm talking whips and spurs. Any piece of equipment can be harmful to a horse in the wrong hands. My spurs and whips are not used to attack, or put the fear of god in my horse, its to make him more responsive to my aids and further our training. If I'm doing a canter piroutte, I want my leg behind the girth, but still need to keep impulsion and the horse from drifting, so I need my little helper- a spur.

4) People who ***** foot around their horses. I'm all for taking your time, but there is only so much grooming and petting a horse can take. 'I don't want to be the boss of my horse, thats mean' no, its not, its natural. You assume the position of herd mare in that horse's brain, and there are plenty of ways to do it without scaring the pants off your horse or turning it in to a nightmare. I am the herd mare of my mare, if I wasn't, I wouldn't be able to lead her, pick a foot out or ENJOY my riding, I'd be fighting to get hold of her and keep hold of her as she has no respect. Anyone who thinks differently, and has a 'bond' with their horse that makes them different, please indulge me ;)

5) People who bash other people for the sake of it. Yard politics being one of them. People who gang up on a single person to make them feel so isolated and alone, but in reality we're all there for the same thing- horses.
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post #2 of 28 Old 01-07-2012, 02:46 PM
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That could apply to the world in general, not just equestrian!
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But thought as its a horse forum.. but you are so right.
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To be honest, I hate threads like this. Sorry, Duffy. you are what you think , so if you spend a lot of time thinking about what you hate, well . . . that's valuable time you're using up.
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To be honest, I hate threads like this. Sorry, Duffy. you are what you think , so if you spend a lot of time thinking about what you hate, well . . . that's valuable time you're using up.

True, but it lets us rant a little too.. always healthy to get it out there. So long as people keep it clean, let 'em crack on.
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5) People who bash other people for the sake of it. Yard politics being one of them. People who gang up on a single person to make them feel so isolated and alone, but in reality we're all there for the same thing- horses.
Although this applies to any area where there is a social gathering, dog and horse people do seem to really "get into it".
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Although this applies to any area where there is a social gathering, dog and horse people do seem to really "get into it".

True, I was once part of a dog forum.. couldn't handle the heat! I should have made it 'Top 5 things that wind you up' instead
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1) People who don't know how to feed/care for their horses. It's not rocket science these days.

2) People who refuse to call in a Vet and rely on forum advice only to get the response "Get the vet out". GET THE VET OUT!

3) Horse traders, the bad ones who lie, dope, and mislead prospective buyers to make a dime. I FULLY disclose any and all ailments to buyers, I mostly give horses away if they are injured/have a condition and find the the BEST possible home for them.

I know these are only three... sure there are more!
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Have you even ever tried any other methoid of training with your horse? Natural horsemanship works beautifully on some horses and maybe not well on others! I do have to agree with the spurs and whips in the wrong hands though, that is a very valid point! and its totally fine to rant i just didnt like the fact that you said natural horsemanship is crap. BUT maybe i read it wrong or something..? and i apologize if i did and dont worry im not blindfolded in natural horsemanship because really none of my horses are fully trained with it!

the hardest part of riding is the ground... yup sounds about right
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Mine is only one, but its a big one.

I dislike the attitude of superiority that riding gives some people. If you don't do things their way, ride their style, ride in this brand of tack etc, you are a lesser horse person. This type of attitude is going to make our sport go extinct.
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