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    01-13-2012, 06:46 PM
  #21
Yearling
What grinds my (horsie) gears...is stuck up people.

When I first went to get my horse, I went to an English barn and showed the owner my prospects. (she had previously been really supportive of me, a noob, buying a horse).

She then said my girl looked like a mule because of her ears, that ugly horses eat as much as pretty horses and that the little I was paying for my girl was more than what the meat person would give the seller... She then pointed me towards the thoroughbreds.....

So to make a short story long, I hate when people (not just horse people, but that's the subject at hand) think just because an animal isn't the EPITOME OF THE BREED STANDARD OF PERFECTION it's crap, and not only turn up their nose, but treat you, the owner, like you are dumb....
     
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    01-13-2012, 06:48 PM
  #22
Showing
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Originally Posted by demonwolfmoon    

So to make a short story long, I hate when people (not just horse people, but that's the subject at hand) think just because an animal isn't the EPITOME OF THE BREED STANDARD OF PERFECTION it's crap, and not only turn up their nose, but treat you, the owner, like you are dumb....
I bet she looked like a mule.
     
    01-13-2012, 06:55 PM
  #23
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
I bet she looked like a mule.
lol the lady or my filly? XD
     
    01-13-2012, 06:57 PM
  #24
Showing
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Originally Posted by demonwolfmoon    
lol the lady or my filly? XD
Ahaha the lady! I bet your filly is lovely :P
     
    01-13-2012, 07:08 PM
  #25
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Mike Zimmerman    
When people ride with a halter under/over their bridle. Lol ;D
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THIS! I cannot stand people wearing a halter under their bridle..You are now my new best friend.

Others are -

People using a halter as a tie-down... You're doing that wrong.

People with extremely loose tie-downs, just because they want to "look cool"...You're doing that wrong.

Tying a horse by it's reins, with a bit in it's mouth...You're really doing that wrong.

People who trailer their horses with the window's down...

Parents who let their heathen wild children run all over the place screaming at a show. I will laugh when your kid gets squished for playing in the alley way after being told to move ten times..

People who aren't at the gate ready to run when their name has been called...five times.

Lol I could go on and on..but I'll let others keep going.
     
    01-13-2012, 07:16 PM
  #26
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Tianimalz    
People who honk, speed up, or yell as they zoom by in their cars as you're riding. Makes me think of doing evil things that could get me in trouble with the authorities ;)
Motorcycles revving up just as they pass the turnout paddock just to watch the horse go beserk.
     
    01-13-2012, 07:21 PM
  #27
Yearling
[QUOTE=demonwolfmoon;1307311]What grinds my (horsie) gears...is stuck up people.

When I first went to get my horse, I went to an English barn and showed the owner my prospects. (she had previously been really supportive of me, a noob, buying a horse).

She then said my girl looked like a mule because of her ears, that ugly horses eat as much as pretty horses and that the little I was paying for my girl was more than what the meat person would give the seller... She then pointed me towards the thoroughbreds.QUOTE]

Similar tale about high ego barns. I rode at one, fortunately only as a student, and found out they would only accept boarders, get this, who paid $30,000 or more for their horse. Anything less was just "not acceptable for our level of professional training and appearance."
     
    01-13-2012, 07:22 PM
  #28
Yearling
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Originally Posted by tlkng1    
Similar tale about high ego barns. I rode at one, fortunately only as a student, and found out they would only accept boarders, get this, who paid $30,000 or more for their horse. Anything less was just "not acceptable for our level of professional training and appearance."
That's just ridiculous....wow....
I mean I get it...I just don't...GET IT.
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    01-13-2012, 07:24 PM
  #29
Trained
In general-people who are habitually late. Totally disrespectful of anyone else's time.

In the horsey world: People who have more $$ than brains (well, it does apply to regular world too, sometimes......) but....I had to go to some business formal ya da ya with the DH and one of his business associates was there, with the new trophy wife (think Barbie. Every sense of the way) Anyway, I knew they had recently gotten their girls into riding. Silly me. I asked.....so the girls, who are both under 12, riding less than a year, and daddy has bought them each top hunter ponies, which they keep at ABC barn. This barn is the type that you call up, they groom the horse, tack up the horse. You ride it-they cool it out and put the cute widdle poneh away. WHAT DO THEY LEARN? How to dial a phone? Then she says to me.....and "Suzie's" pony hurt its arm. Took me a minute.....what a noob. Glad I no longer have to associate with them.
     
    01-13-2012, 07:27 PM
  #30
Showing
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Originally Posted by DrumRunner    

People who trailer their horses with the window's down...
And why is this bad? I know it can get hot in trailers and some people keep the windows open to let air circulate.
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