Does it ever feel like you are being snubbed whenever someone tries to 'teach' you something about horses? I mean I have grown up around horses.... until about 14. Then I was into teenage things and then off to college. Now I am 24 and I recently moved onto my boyfriends' parents' ranch where we have horses, a riding area, round pen etc. and I recently realized I wasn't as experienced as I thought it was, afterall a horse is hardly a bicycle, right? I was riding a horse without much time under the saddle. I was cocky and thought I had it going on. Then what do you know? He started at a gallop then went out of control (all while I'm trying to trot) and I bailed off...into a fence. My leg is all beat up from catching a hoof after I landed. Do you ever catch yourself being a horse "know it all" or do you know someone who is on?
I got a little too cocky when I was younger. When I was standing in the middle of a wheat field watching the tail end of my horse as she ran back to the barn, I decided I didn't know much. (Teenagers!)
My niece was a know-it-all when she was little. I would tell her something and her response was ALWAYS "I know." She also got knocked off her high horse, so to speak.
Ya'll are kinda telling my life's story! You should have heard me and my family spouting off when we first got hooked on Parelli and other NH stuff! We must have been sickening. I cringe when I think back on it.
I wouldn't call myself one now, but yes... I once was, my answer to everything was 'I know' but since I have fallen off many times in my years of riding and have taken my hits with horses, and even since I have gotten my own horse (I have been riding for 8-9 years now) I have realized you never stop learning and even the most experienced riders are learning everyday. I think every horse person was once, or will be in there horse life a 'know it all' just because they THINK they can ride...