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    03-14-2013, 03:40 PM
Not about my horse, but about me: One woman I board with thinks I'm so abusive that she refuses to ride where I am. Why? Because I smack my horse when she cops her Abbytude. She has called my BO several times regarding this, who then called me and we laughed it off. I think it's hilarious and would love to tell her she's more than welcome to ride my mare, who more than knows her manners and training, but will let you know how much she doesn't want to do something.
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    03-14-2013, 03:50 PM
Green Broke
Uuum some girl tried to convince me that my mare was her long lost no. I have her registration...and can trace her back to the exact farm and the people where she was foaled
    03-14-2013, 03:54 PM
At least no one has actually argued with me about this, but nearly everyone that sees Kaja thinks she's a Shetland. No. She's a Fjord. Just because she's 12.3hh does not automatically make her a Shetland. She looks nothing like one.
    03-14-2013, 04:12 PM
Not about my horse, but about horses.......

On our way to a show once, our trailer got a flat tire. We had my liver chestnut, my friends sorrel and a big chestnut/flaxen. There was a woman who came out of the gas station we stopped at, who threw her hands up and thanked the lord these big beautiful blessed creature came to visit her today! Amen amen holy Jesus, but where is the white one? She asked. Apparently, all horses must travel with a white horse, to keep them safe.....

She was very upset. And she was so sweet, she sat with us while we waited for the shop truck to come with our new tire, fed them apples and talked with us about horses and dogs and "kreeters". But we ended up telling her there was a white horse where we were going, and we'd be ok :) she took a couple pictures of us and the horses an her with the horses and then we all went on our way :)
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    03-14-2013, 04:44 PM
Strangles- two days after her stable mate died windsongs face was vary baddly swollen and she reared uo and spun away when I reached up to pet her forhead, swelling went down then a few weeks later it was swollen agine one gal wouldnt back off she has strangles -saddly my horses paid the price becuse a young gal that wanted to help improve horses lives pissed a lot off ppl off and the horse that died is the one I let her ride.
    03-14-2013, 05:09 PM
Okay a long time ago I went to look at a horse advertised as a Norwegian fiord, and it turns out it was a little black/dark bay mustang with its hair cut short so it stood up like a Norwegian fiord's, and these people sold/trained/traded horses for a living! I could not believe it, but I did trade because he was a good little horse.
    03-14-2013, 05:27 PM
My neighbors called animal control on me because my horses had a few flies buzzing around their face...they had flymasks on and the yard was clean... they were laughed at and asked not to file another complaint about us again.

Someone at my barn tried to tell me not to groom my horse or spend extra time with her that isn't work because "that's not how the cowboys did it". So therefore, it's completely unnecessary and it makes me a "horsemanship rookie"... even though I've been a successful horse owner for years. Also told me not to kiss my horse on the nose because she could swing her head up and knock my teeth out... ok... that's just as silly as saying you shouldn't ride because you could potentially fall off and break a bone. >_>
    03-14-2013, 06:04 PM
Haha anyone who sees me riding my horse for the first time says:

'Oh he looks so worried' �� and I just say 'so he should be' (some think I'm serious!)

He's not! He has a tendency to fiddle with the shanks on the bit and try to grab the reins while he's resting, so I put a nose band on him, so the fall out from that is he wiggles his top lip all the time and it gets exacerbated if I happen to be getting after him a little...doesn't help that he has one beady wild looking eye either!

So now, after all that, the next question was 'oh you have a nose band on him, does he gape his mouth?' �� My reply: 'never'! And I don't even bother explaining about the fiddling mouth, he's into everything. I give up��
    03-15-2013, 12:00 AM
One time I had a lady vet out and she had this big guy that worked with her, like a bouncer, grab my gelding by the ear when she was going to check his teeth. Keep in mind this was my first horse and he was dead broke and lazy and never gave anyone a lick of trouble.

I told her that isn't necessary and she said "how do you usually restrain him?" And I replied "With a halter."

That still irks me to this day. Why would someone go grab a horse by the ear for no reason when the horse was standing politely?
    03-15-2013, 12:07 AM
Green Broke
This isn't about my horse, but my friend kept trying to argue with me. They said that they'd seen an albino horse and I stated albinism has never been found in horses. "It was so, I saw it. It had pink eyes" After a couple minutes of arguing I gave up. And today at dinner she piped up "You know there are only 3 horses in the world with green eyes?" "Uh no, there are hundreds." "Uh no, my friend told me there's only 3" Then when I tried to explain the pearl gene, she shrugged me off like I was crazy. COME ON.

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