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        03-13-2013, 06:28 PM
      #41
    Trained
    Thought of yet another one...

    A chick at my old barn told me I was abusing my horse and how dare I smack him because I slapped him on the flank for trying to kick me while I was picking his feet out. This is the same lady who would barely touch her horse with a brush because she "didn't want to hurt her!" and who let her horse do whatever it wanted on the lead because "that's what the Parelli DVDs say to do." *headdesk*
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        03-13-2013, 06:31 PM
      #42
    Yearling
    Oh, I just thought of one!
    Someone told me that my horse was foundering because he has a cresty neck. Nope, he's just a Spanish mustang that was gelded too late so he has a big ol' stallion neck.
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        03-13-2013, 06:38 PM
      #43
    Trained
    My vet, who is a great vet but not so well versed in color genetics...Said I have the chance of getting a palomino foal from my sorrel mare. LoL. The sire is grulla and does not carry cream.

    After a few seconds, I just said..."...ummm....maybe" LoL. *sigh*
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        03-13-2013, 06:41 PM
      #44
    Yearling
    I had one lady that was convinced Jake was a pure TWH. She even went to say that he had the gaits of TWH. No, that's just him walking fast.

    When I used to ride in a public park I had someone cry because I was 'running that poor horse into the ground' when in all truth I was doing everything in my power to get him to walk relaxed. (Barn sour, so he was prancing home) He was dripping with sweat, but it was a cool day and he was a very nervous sweater. I tried to explain that he was excited and was doing all the cantering in place not to my wish and all I wanted was for him to walk. She said she was going to call the humane society. I told her to move out of my way or I was going to run her over and went on my merry way. Never did see the humane officers...I always wondered if she called.
         
        03-13-2013, 06:56 PM
      #45
    Weanling
    I once had a vet tell me my mare had a tumor and it needed surgically removed. Said vet glanced (yes, glanced) at my mare and then somehow came to that conclusion. The lump was a small hematoma that went away on it's own. The same vet that also told my friend her mare needed hock injections. The mare was stocked up from being stalled for a week due to flooding. A vet from the same practice also told me that I didn't need to do anything with my horse's legs when she gashed them open. He said "maybe cold hosing", yet her legs had gashes each about 6 inches long and 1.5 inches wide. He refused to sell me bute or vet wrap (I had ran out and couldn't get to the store for a couple days).

    With my other horse, the same vet apparently went to float her teeth (sedated her and all) and then said she had no teeth. 11 months later I had the mare above done by our now vet, decided we should look in pony's mouth just to check up and make sure everything else in her mouth was okay. Turns out she has a full set of teeth, and was WAY overdue for a float. Needless to say, I'm extremely peeved by this "vet". I haven't used said vet in over a year now, and never will again. He is not somebody I trust dealing with my horses.

    I have also been told by numerous people how "hot" my 6 y/o mare is because she runs in the field when she is turned out. Yup, that seems about right Really, she's the farthest thing from being hot. My pony is the hot one, lol.
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        03-13-2013, 07:10 PM
      #46
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by BreannaMarie    
    A girl in my 4h group told me that my gelding was never going to be a usable speed horse becus he was originally trained for western pleasure. Yeah........... he is now running barrels at 17.3 sec. And is involved in cow sorting. My reply to brandi when she first told me that my gelding wasnt going to be a speed horse was "well if he belong to you he wouldnt be becus you wouldnt put the effort into training him for it"(all her horsss are pretrained before she buys them and if she doesnt like the way they are trained she sells them and buys another, basically a horse trader is what she does) and now that he is competeing in speed at shows brandi hardly talks to me and she no longer comments about my horses :)
    Good job, BreannaMarie! :)
         
        03-13-2013, 07:16 PM
      #47
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    When I used to ride in a public park I had someone cry because I was 'running that poor horse into the ground' when in all truth I was doing everything in my power to get him to walk relaxed. (Barn sour, so he was prancing home) He was dripping with sweat, but it was a cool day and he was a very nervous sweater. I tried to explain that he was excited and was doing all the cantering in place not to my wish and all I wanted was for him to walk. She said she was going to call the humane society. I told her to move out of my way or I was going to run her over and went on my merry way. Never did see the humane officers...I always wondered if she called.
    My horse is a nervous sweater as well!
         
        03-13-2013, 07:29 PM
      #48
    Weanling
    That Thunder, my ivory champagne, was cremello. He has neither blue eyes nor pink skin. Yep, I'm the crazy one.
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        03-13-2013, 07:36 PM
      #49
    Foal
    I've had a very indepth argument with someone while at a breed expo with my minis on the fact that Miniatures aren't real and just super dwarfy shetland ponies...They then proceeded to try and tell me my 34in gelding was oversized...I had a table set up with registry info and their papers on it....Said person left in a huff because they wouldn't take no for an answer...

    OR when I'm walking the mini's around and people CONSTANTLY ask if they can have a pony ride...or how much it is to ride the pony...because anything under 12 hands tall is available for pony rides otherwise why would we be at the county fair horse show!?!?!!?
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        03-13-2013, 07:59 PM
      #50
    Yearling
    This crazy old guy that sometimes takes lessons at my barn thought Parker was pregnant . . . He said his sheath was an udder . . .
         

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