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post #121 of 303 Old 01-14-2012, 07:52 PM
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My biggest pet peeve is when someone finds out that my mare is a Standardbred and the first words out of their mouth is "You can actually ride one of those?"

Yes, I know her breed was/is originally meant for harness racing. That doesn't mean that they can't make great riding horses!

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post #122 of 303 Old 01-14-2012, 08:03 PM
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A man, who was the first to try to school the horse I now own, gave it up after a few tries and then stated that the horse was a smartass and an agressive idiot. Just like that. The truth is, he just wasn't able to cope with his dominant character and tried to use force where wits were needed. He is also the one from whom I bought my guy. He was shameless enough to state that one of the things that made up the horse's price is the "large amount of work he put in his schooling". Actually, he had given up this project to one of his workers, a really talented girl who did everything all by herself. The horse was continued to be called names and scorned upon by the barn owners just because he didn't accept their "training methods".

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post #123 of 303 Old 01-14-2012, 08:05 PM
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Lazy and/or ignorance don't belong around horses. Unfortunately I see it too often.
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post #124 of 303 Old 01-14-2012, 08:07 PM
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Good on you! I hate when people tack up horses and leave them in the trailer... better to spend 30 more minutes getting them ready than 5 minutes of them getting tangled up in their tack and ending up hurt.



But on the highway?

We bought a "real" horse trailer, and the first thing I did was take the dividers out, puting your horse saddled in the trailer with dividers is kinda dumb unless you tie your stirrups up...but in a stock trailer we saddle our horses first because you don't have a tack room in the trailer. I don't trailer a horse with his bridle on. On occasion I have had to, but that is the beauty of the mecate rein setup, you can tie it up so it doesn't pull on the mouth. But if for some reason I am with out a halter I will put him in the trailer loose.

And for the dogs, yep on the highway. They just know, once I get on pavement and things speed up...they lay down against the headache rack or in the bed depending on what I truck I have. Out of all my years of toting dogs around in a pickup, if I have had them since a pup, I haven't had a problem.

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post #125 of 303 Old 01-14-2012, 08:08 PM
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Lazy and/or ignorance don't belong around horses. Unfortunately I see it too often.
Lazy, I agree.

Ignorance. No one is born knowing everything. There is going to be some ignorance. Any there isn't a single person out there that knows everything about horses.. so they too are a little ignorant. Better to be admittedly ignorant, than run around thinking you're the bee's knees and know absolutely everything.. and turning down help.

Don't you think?
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post #126 of 303 Old 01-14-2012, 08:19 PM
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but that is the beauty of the mecate rein setup, you can tie it up so it doesn't pull on the mouth.
Yeah I learned about that today via a video on the forum :)

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And for the dogs, yep on the highway. They just know, once I get on pavement and things speed up...they lay down against the headache rack or in the bed depending on what I truck I have. Out of all my years of toting dogs around in a pickup, if I have had them since a pup, I haven't had a problem.
Well as long as they know not to stand up and run from side of the truck to the other. Personally I just rather they not be out there, but I have nothing against people that let them in the back. Infact my ex-boss let her two working dogs in the back of her Ram
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post #127 of 303 Old 01-14-2012, 08:29 PM
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PEOPLE WHO DON'T SPAY AND NEUTER!!!!
This is debatable in my book. Studies have been shown that in some breeds of dogs, such as rottweilers, It's actually better to NOT spay/neuter. It leads to cancer and shortens their lifespan. But that doesn't mean you can let your dog run around and breed with the dogs down the street. It's called being a responsible owner and not letting your un-spayed dog in heat out of your sight, or your male dog roam the neighborhood.

We have 3 dogs, 1 spayed, 1 neutered, 1 un-neutered male.

One of my pet peeves. People that think spaying/neutering is the only solution when it can actually be harmful to certain dogs. The only reason I got my male neutered was because we own his mom who wasn't spayed at that time.

It's all about being a responsible owner.

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post #128 of 303 Old 01-14-2012, 08:37 PM
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This is debatable in my book. Studies have been shown that in some breeds of dogs, such as rottweilers, It's actually better to NOT spay/neuter. It leads to cancer and shortens their lifespan. But that doesn't mean you can let your dog run around and breed with the dogs down the street. It's called being a responsible owner and not letting your un-spayed dog in heat out of your sight, or your male dog roam the neighborhood.

We have 3 dogs, 1 spayed, 1 neutered, 1 un-neutered male.

One of my pet peeves. People that think spaying/neutering is the only solution when it can actually be harmful to certain dogs. The only reason I got my male neutered was because we own his mom who wasn't spayed at that time.

It's all about being a responsible owner.
To some extent. But spaying/neutering also cuts down on certain cancers, such as testicular or uterine (not sure if dogs can get ovarian lol, though I bet google could tell me!), since the organ is no longer there. I do not know specific breeds prone to shortened life spans...I haven't researched this.

You may be a responsible owner of one of the animals that is an exception to the rule. -But-How many people who own rottweilers are breeding animals who do not further the breed...just because they want to sell Rottie pups for profit? Or end up with mixed pups...dumped at the shelter. Or the hound mix pups for 25 dollars on Craigslist... =(

Anyway, it seems to be regional...dogs don't *seem* to get put down as much here in PA...but apparently back home in San Diego...it's the cats that don't get put down and the dogs that do. *sigh*

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post #129 of 303 Old 01-14-2012, 08:38 PM
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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 had a Blue Heeler that rode on the end of the hood like the Mack truck hood ornament. The faster you'd go, the lower and more aerodynamic he'd get till he was flat like a hood scoop
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post #130 of 303 Old 01-14-2012, 08:38 PM
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My biggest pet peeve... seeing a former school horse, that used to love jumping, being ridden into the ground. There is a difference between fitness and excessive and exhausting rides!! I learned that a proper warm up included trotting with lots of circles etc... not ten laps extended trot then directly into a gallop!! What about a well balanced horse???!! I actually got on this horse, that a few years back was a great schooling pony, and when I went to trot a circle, he had lost all of his bend. Each move was jagged and straight as a plank. He also no longer had the rhythmic canter that I was used to, when I asked him, he lunged straight forward into a gallop. It is a sad thing...

Also, about the same horse... he has recently gotten into the habit of rearing and falling over onto his owner. Think he is trying to tell her something??!! Too bad she doesn't listen...
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