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post #91 of 119 Old 07-10-2012, 02:15 PM
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Those people who move in next door with an obese pony whose feet haven't been done in goodness knows how long... and proceed to buy 6 OTTB's for their kids/their mum/themselves, wonder why the new ponies lose weight/crib/wreck their fences, and then tell you that you clearly know nothing when you nicely suggest that maybe if they were fed more they wouldn't destroy the property...

I HATE THEM. My neighbours are so annoying :/ they have this big gelding, and he was SO beautiful when they got him, I took one look at him and wanted him (and thought he was a warmblood)... built to jump, can REALLY move, ideal eventer. He now looks like a hat rack and they're leasing him out because he's "too green" for them.

WELL DUH! He's an OTTB, what do you expect?!

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post #92 of 119 Old 07-10-2012, 04:09 PM
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"You should get a smaller horse - falling off would be definitely softer than from your 16.2 HH mount."

"Why won't you let our kids ride your horse - does it mean he's dangerous?!"
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post #93 of 119 Old 07-10-2012, 04:19 PM
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Well one time I was wearing beige breeches and tall boots and I went into my place of employment (just a grocery store at the time) to get something to drink. It was the closest place and I honestly hoped no one would see me (no one really knew I rode horses and would probably be puzzled at my outfit)... I sneaked through the self-checkout undetected and what would you know, the manager came strolling up and chuckled, saying "What're you, a jockey?" (I'm 6'2, by the way). After that I would always get jokes from him about my next derby contender, etc etc. Oh man.
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post #94 of 119 Old 07-10-2012, 04:26 PM
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or even better....i brought a girl that I met at camp up to the barn to meet my horse. What did she ask? "Have you cantered on him yet?" no, chand. I bought a horse and have had him for like 2 months now and I never cantered:)
Hey hey.. I had my horse for almost 2 years and didn't canter him until.. phew like 13 months in?

So not a dumb question.. don't be so quick to call it as such.

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thats when you put the fly mask on their head!
LOL Yes and make them go on all fours and "turn them out"

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post #95 of 119 Old 07-10-2012, 04:48 PM
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It also cracks me up when my boyfriend (not horse savvy at ALL) tries to converse with me. If I'm frustrated about something he'll say "Maybe you should watch some more videos about Clint..er..Eastwood!" (I know he is doing this on purpose.) Other "famous" trainers he believes I like are John Wayne, Guy Cox (he loves that one), and Parelli Spaghetti.

Oh and he loves calling any horse I'm working with "Mr. Ed". But I know he does this to frustrate me. :) All it does is make me love him more and reminds me he doesn't like to talk horse ;)


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post #96 of 119 Old 07-10-2012, 04:51 PM
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I just got back from a ride a bit ago, and got asked by a neighbor "So do you race her? Do you win any money?"

I'm pretty sure Indie THINKS she could win a race, I don't think her tiny Racking Horse body would really excel in that area though
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post #97 of 119 Old 07-10-2012, 05:33 PM
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My friend god bless her was checking on my boarded horse while I was out of town. She is not a fan of riding but she offered to "walk him on his leash" which she really enjoys and also "put him in his cage" in bad weather.

LOL . She is actually very good with him for non horsey person ....no fear , calm etc...just hasn't quite got lingo down!
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post #98 of 119 Old 07-20-2012, 12:53 PM
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My BO's sister in law had the nerve to complain when my BO got her own horse. "What's wrong with the horses that are already out there? Can't you ride those?"
BO: "They are my boarder's horses. They're not mine to ride."
"Well, can't you just ride them when she's not there?"
BO: *eyeroll*

My BO does have permission to ride Thelma, but she never does. She came from H/J backround and doesn't care for riding arabs. Which is cool. To each their own, but if I found out that anyone did ride my horses without permission...well, I'd be in jail.
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post #99 of 119 Old 07-20-2012, 01:19 PM
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My boyfriend tries really hard to remember horse stuff and learn about it, but sometimes he says the most hilarious stuff...
"hey that's one of those sliding horses!"

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post #100 of 119 Old 07-20-2012, 01:31 PM
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One of the most irritating conversations I've had.
Person asks "So you have horses, we should go riding sometime" and my reply "I didn't know you ride?" and their response "No I've never been on horse, but you just sit there and hold on right".

So in lies the madness, the pursuit of the impossible in the face of the complete assurance that you will fail, and yet still you chase.
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