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post #11 of 79 Old 08-10-2012, 12:15 PM
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I was at a party and a friend asked how my horse's leg was doing ( it had a fetlock injury at the time). When I answered that it was still slightly swollen one of the men said "shoot it and put it down, leg injuries dont heal," which all the other men laughed at. He got the death glare.
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post #12 of 79 Old 08-10-2012, 01:40 PM
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Yet another thread on the same subject....

I'm NEVER annoyed by NON-horsey people asking questions or even making statements, simply because I do understand they don't know. I'm sure I'd sound equally stupid if I ask questions about, say, lacrosse or football (both discipline I have no knowledge about at all). I'm also always very happy to answer/explain. As long as people don't count my money and don't tell me how I have to spend them why should I be annoyed or offended? Asking questions is how we learn.

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post #13 of 79 Old 08-10-2012, 01:42 PM
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The one that gets me most, which my sports hero brother likes to tell me is "Riding isnt a sport"... and he also likes the "theres no way you could ever make a living with them."
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post #14 of 79 Old 08-10-2012, 01:53 PM
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The only thing I really get annoyed about is when people say horseback riding isn't a sport. However, I realize a lot of people's mental image of horseback riding is basically just like in the movies where it just seems almost natural to do. Sometimes I can get them to change their mind if I explain it to them.. and get them to watch videos.

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post #15 of 79 Old 08-10-2012, 01:54 PM
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I normally don't get too annoyed at comments from non-horse people. If it's something crazy it may perplex me, but not just out and out annoyed. The only thing that really comes to mind as an annoyance is when people make comments like "then why don't you sell it?" when I complain about some behaviour issue. It's like horses are just disposable if they aren't deadheads or something.
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post #16 of 79 Old 08-10-2012, 04:24 PM
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The one that really gets me is when people actually comment that because I have horses I must be rich! To My Face!!! I no longer volunteer that I have horses...I don't list it as a hobby or interest when filling out forms. I know I've lost a job because the perception was that I was rich and wouldn't "fit in."

ETA: And if you aren't rich...then you're crazy to be spending all that time and money on an animal.
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post #17 of 79 Old 08-10-2012, 04:34 PM
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[QUOTE=HagonNag;1639489]The one that really gets me is when people actually comment that because I have horses I must be rich! To My Face!!! QUOTE]

Yup, this is the comment that irritates me the most. Just because I own horses doesn't mean I am "rich". In fact most cases that means I don't have any money. It bugs mean when I get asked for money and when I say I don't have any the response is "well if you didn't have all those animals you would have money." So you want me to give up my pride and joy just so I can loan you money. Wow that sounds like a deal.
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post #18 of 79 Old 08-10-2012, 04:42 PM
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The only thing that really bugs me anymore is the unavoidable questions;

"have you ever been bitten, or kicked"
"have you ever been bucked off"

usually im totally sarcastic and tell them
'no i have a protective force field and i can read their minds so they never hurt me'
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post #19 of 79 Old 08-10-2012, 06:08 PM
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Darn, Roperchick!!!

In the local dialect: "Whare kin I git me one o' dem dere force fields?"
"I NEED one!"
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post #20 of 79 Old 08-10-2012, 06:11 PM
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So had an annoyance occur today actually...walking down the sidewalk in the town my horse is boarded in, with my breeches and boots on. Had two separate guys yell "giddyup" to me from their cars. Once again, death glare.

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