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post #101 of 303 Old 01-14-2012, 02:49 PM
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I don't have many pet peeves, mostly because I don't really care about anyone's opinion unless I ask. So as far as the know it all and talk about nothing's, I turn a deaf ear and focus on the ride. But here's a couple.

1. On a club ride with over 20 + riders all ages and levels, someone has to bring their ill behaved dog! Many a time an ill behaved dog has been responsible for someone getting into a bit of a mess with a surprised/startled horse.

2. People that have no respect for others property/land and cause landowners to "reconsider" allowing anyone to ride on it.
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post #102 of 303 Old 01-14-2012, 03:22 PM
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Horse-related:
1. Drawreins. Thin twisted wire snaffles.
2. Pushing young horses too hard.
3. Riders who are terrified of horses who drive nice horses crazy with their paranoia.
4. Underpowered rigs.
5. Riders who balance themselves off the reins.
6. Riders who keep a steady jack on their horse's mouth the whole ride.

Not horse-related:
1. Slow drivers who think they have a God-given right to block the road.
2. Drivers driving the speed limit (or less) in the fast lane and using it as a travel lane.
3. People who think they have the right to nag you to fix your dog when they don't know anything about unfixed dogs or dog breeding.
4. People who don't offer to let you go first at checkout when they have a huge cart and you're holding just one item.
5. New England-style winter conditions for days on end when it should be a mild climate.
6. States who don't send out plows right after a snowstorm and let the roads get impassable and highways super dangerous.

I'm sure there are other things. But this is what I could think of.
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post #103 of 303 Old 01-14-2012, 03:38 PM
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What grinds my gears is that when random people come up and talk to me like I don't know anything about my own horse.
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post #104 of 303 Old 01-14-2012, 04:19 PM
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My non horse related pet peeve. The people who gripe and complain about others who do what they do. Like today a girl posting she can't be called a liar and someone will always be two faced. I've caught this particular girl in so many lies its not funny and she's the most two faced person I know.
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post #105 of 303 Old 01-14-2012, 04:27 PM
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I actually have surprisingly few pet peeves when it comes to horses.
But I was at one barn that drove me up the wall, apparently I'm a terrible horse owner noob who knows nothing because I was taking lessons and my horse was/sometimes still incredibly difficult to handle. Yes I'm taking a riding lesson at a walk on a beginner safe horse, no that doesn't make me less qualified to ride my green mare. It means I'm taking the time after a long riding hiatus to make sure I have my timing down pat to not mess up my greenie when she got back from the trainers.

And people who tell me to discipline my horse when she spooks. Long story there. Just so frustrating. After 7 years of having my spooky, nervous wreck of a mare, I think I know how she best reacts to stuff.

Also people saying I'm unfair to her. I don't like my horse calling out to others. So I will work her if she calls out. Please don't glare at me because she "is just talking with her friend".

But my biggest pet peeve: parents who favour one child, even without meaning too. *rant alert*
I happen to be dating the "unfavoured" one. Who is taken advantage of by the family, had to take loans from my parents to make ends meet and had to turn his back on what he actually wanted to do with his life for 4 years and still counting because he couldn't afford to go to school. All with a smile on his face. We are even saving up to fly out east with his mom so she can visit family. She doesn't know this yet, we plan on surprising her with the ticket.
While his sister has her rent paid, her school paid, her phone, car insurance, groceries and liquor/shopping expenses paid. All while whining that she is being ripped off and broke and her parents are mean to her.
The worst is when the parents try to defend their choice and then say my parents are bad because they don't pay for me to go to school. No, they don't pay for my school, but they have bailed me and THEIR son out. Say when his truck died for good. Who gave him the money to replace it? Or when his dad went on a cleaning rampage and was going to sell his old muscle car out from underneath him my dad took it in and now stores it for him, even supplies the gas for it and for him to drive out there and look after it, which he is allowed to do in my dad's shop. Of course we are both really thankful and have done a fair amount of work in return.
I'm going to lose it on his parents before he does. I'm just waiting for when we start planning our wedding and she thinks she gets to be a bridesmaid. Not happening.

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post #106 of 303 Old 01-14-2012, 05:00 PM
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People who "lunge" horses by just turning them loose in a round pen and making them gallop around for 20 minutes.
Free lunging is training in and of itself. While I lunge using a line, I just as often free lunge as well as it gives me a better eyeview of how the horse is moving when not confined to a circle. When I was evaluating the trial horse last week, free lunging showed me she wasn't tracking the same distance at the trot with her hind legs. One was coming further forward than the other..I couldn't see this on the lunge, first because she didn't know HOW to lunge and the direction I was able to teach her in the short 4 days I had her wasn't on the bad side.

Now, I admit I don't make the horse run continuouslyt but let them trot or canter at will...I just walk around and encourage them to keep moving. My last horse got so good at this he actually free lunged in circle and would do up or down transitions just on voice command.
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post #107 of 303 Old 01-14-2012, 05:15 PM
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11. Browband headstalls on bridle bits. Leave the brow band headstalls to the snaffles. If your horse can ride in a bridle bit use a split ear headstall…the only exception is if he bucks so hard he paws it off. <- I don't understand this one
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As a general rule, Browband headstall goes on a snaffle bit.
If you are riding with shanked bit it should have a spilt ear headstall.

And if you ever had a horse buck so hard that he paws his bridle off with his front feet....you really don't want to do that again, it pops you right out the saddle like a toaster.

I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.

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post #108 of 303 Old 01-14-2012, 05:16 PM
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Free lunging is training in and of itself. While I lunge using a line, I just as often free lunge as well as it gives me a better eyeview of how the horse is moving when not confined to a circle. When I was evaluating the trial horse last week, free lunging showed me she wasn't tracking the same distance at the trot with her hind legs. One was coming further forward than the other..I couldn't see this on the lunge, first because she didn't know HOW to lunge and the direction I was able to teach her in the short 4 days I had her wasn't on the bad side.

Now, I admit I don't make the horse run continuouslyt but let them trot or canter at will...I just walk around and encourage them to keep moving. My last horse got so good at this he actually free lunged in circle and would do up or down transitions just on voice command.
I know, I'm talking about people who don't actually try to practice having control of the horse free lunging by using their body to control speed, direction and transitions. Doing it to tire them out rather than to teach anything.

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post #109 of 303 Old 01-14-2012, 05:21 PM
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Have to say I seen one of my pet peeves today....

A lady driving around town the grate down on her feed door....horses head out....wait for it.....WITH IT'S BRIDLE ON.

I flipped her off....
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I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.
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post #110 of 303 Old 01-14-2012, 05:49 PM
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I don't think this is horse related.. but it scares me seeing dogs loose on the back of a pickup truck on the highway. What if they hit a pothole? :/ They'd go flying..
Guilty..

My dogs ride on the back of the truck...they love it and have been doing it since they were pups. They learn how to ride and I am mindful of them back there.

I had a coyote/red heeler dog that liked to ride on top of the cab, I broke her that..that's excessive. The dog I have now will ride on the toolbox if I have a round bale in the back. But she lays against the back window. They will not jump off of the truck until I say either.


This leads me to another pet peeve....

It is not ok to pet someone elses working dogs.

I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.
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