Originally Posted by franknbeans
In general-people who are habitually late. Totally disrespectful of anyone else's time.
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.
Similar though maybe not quite as bad. 14 yr old, showing dressage and low hunter. Mom would come out, bathe the horse, braid it, tack it up, help her daughter get dressed. Daughter would stand by and complain that mom was moving too slow. Daughter, the brat, would ride and look pretty on a push button horse/pony depending on how long his feet were at the time. Daughter would come back, toss her jacket at her mother, hand her the horse and walk away to go brag to her friends about her first place finish. Mom dutifully untacked, handwalked sweaty horse, cleaned up, packed up and then corralled her brat to take her home.
This same brat walked away with the stall open after she had put a saddle pad on the horse. The horse bolted out of the stall for whatever reason and in the process of losing the really bright, she liked flourescent yellow, saddle pad, it flew into the air and hit a horse who just happened to be cantering at that particular corner of the outdoor arena, causing him to go nuts, tossing his rider who ended up with a broken arm..the injuries could have been much more serious but the rider was a good one and managed to slow the horse's momentum down a bit before she finally came off. The girl just shrugged it off, caught her grazing horse and walked him back. A week later she did the exact same thing and had the nerve to tell off one of the stable workers for handling "her" horse when in fact he had caught the horse and was leading him back.
I was NEVER so happy to see them leave and they only did so because they found some ego stroking dressage trainer at some high brow dressage barn that meant they didn't have to associate with us "lesser ability" riders. At a local dressage show I came across this girl again and have to say I took perverse pleasure in that she not only forgot her test and rode it incorrectly but that her perfect little horse was having less than his usual perfect day. I pinned in the same class which of course had her seething that her mother congratulated me, but it was so nice, if a little mean, to see her humbled for once...not sure if she learned anything from it though.