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        03-13-2013, 04:54 PM
      #31
    Weanling
    My neighbors tried to convince us that our horses weren't just chasing eachother, but rather, that they were trying to KILL eachother. They even called the SPCA and RCMP to say our horses are trying to kill eachother. They got laughed at....

    Or, I was told not to ride my TB western, trail ride him, or do cross country, as he's "crazy"... proved them wrong.

    That one saddle can fit every horse.....
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        03-13-2013, 05:17 PM
      #32
    Green Broke
    I was talking to my farrier about Henny's pedigree and mentioned Shots Flying Spark.

    "Oh, you mean Shining Spark?"
    "No, Shots flying Spark"
    "I think you mean Shining Spark"
    "...yeah, sure."

    The old man at the barn keeps insisting I need to ride Henny. HE IS 10 MONTHS OLD. "So, when ya going to saddle him up and ride him?" "In another 3 years" "Naaah, you can do that right now!" I know he's joking(I think... I hope) but I don't much appreciate him egging me on about that. He also thinks that I should let Henny do whatever he wants any time he wants. I was talking to him while holding Henny and Henny decided to try and visit Prancer without my permission and pulled on the lead rope. When I tugged him back to me the old man said, "ahhh, let him visit Prancer!" "I didn't tell him he could visit" "Oh he just wants to visit! There ain't nothing wrong with that!" Sorry but I have the best behaved horse in the barn and he's not even a year old yet. I'm keeping it that way LOL.

    What irritates me the most is when people ask to ride my horses. My 300~ pound friend wanted to ride my 11 hh pony. She saw nothing wrong with it and she's been around horses all her life. I said, "He's a pony! I weigh 170 pounds and I feel bad riding him!!" That's where the conversation ended. And when people want to "put their kids on Henny." Lol no, I'm not ruining my horse so you can get a cutsie wootsie picture of your kid on my baby's back. Let me stick a 75 pound backpack on your 2 year old and see how you feel about that.
         
        03-13-2013, 05:20 PM
      #33
    Started
    I hate it when people go up to my horse and tighten his bit length.
    Umm, no thanks - I wanted it without the wrinkles in his mouth.

    KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY HORSE AND MY TACK.

    Lol, I've had it happen four times and people give me the weirdest looks.
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        03-13-2013, 05:29 PM
      #34
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by amberly    
    I hate it when people go up to my horse and tighten his bit length.
    Umm, no thanks - I wanted it without the wrinkles in his mouth.

    KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY HORSE AND MY TACK.
    I hope it is at least someone you know! If someone started touching my tack like that they'd learn right quick that mares aren't the only ones who can throw dirty looks. If they were someone I didn't even know that'd merit them a slap.
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        03-13-2013, 05:36 PM
      #35
    Foal
    The neighbor down the road who gave us his cremello mare said he couldn't make her do anything cause she is blind in her one eye (she has a blue eye). This same neighbor told us that the 20 year old quarter horse gelding was hide bound when we first got him and that we would never be able to put weight back on him...since we have had him, he has went from a 2 on the scale to a borderline 6...
         
        03-13-2013, 06:06 PM
      #36
    Foal
    The farrier asked if my stocky, big butted quarter horse gelding was a morgan cross, based purely on the fact that he's a deep liver chestnut.

    And then someone at my barn had an animal pyschic come out and she said my friend's horse's favorite color was hunter green, can anyone guess what color halter she happened to be wearing at the time? Lol
         
        03-13-2013, 06:14 PM
      #37
    Yearling
    I am a animal abuser because I smack my horses butt with my reins or a crop when he doesn't listen to my leg cues.

    That they obviously know more then me about tacking up my horse more then I do, because the one book they read (did I mention it was fiction?) about horses said to do it a different way...
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        03-13-2013, 06:19 PM
      #38
    Weanling
    Speaking of farriers. I had a young man who claimed to be all that and the bag of chips when I inquired about his farrier services.
    Had a spiel for everything.
    I asked him about trimming a horse to the comformation of the horse hand he said oh yes definitely but when I finally fessed up that I had a gaited horse he proceeded to tell me that the horse needed high heels, long toes and a toe weight shoe OVER THE PHONE!!!
    I politely said ok thank you and have a good day:)
         
        03-13-2013, 06:23 PM
      #39
    Yearling
    I had a guy tell me my mare would never be able to get in time because her ears were too big

    Oh.....really....well good thing he went ahead and told me that so I didn't waste any more of my time and effort.....
         
        03-13-2013, 06:24 PM
      #40
    Yearling
    Ohhh I got so much fun made of me when I decided to get a saddle fit for my mft mare because I couldn't find one to fit her. There were 3 people at the barn that agreed with me, out of over 40 others. They still make fun of me saying that I wasted my money because what happens if my horse dies. Well, all horses die for one thing, and then if my saddle doesn't fit the new horse I get then it will go on a rack until I can use it again (this however makes me sad because it happens to not only be gorgeous but comfortable as well)
         

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