Originally Posted by zurmdahl
For some reason no one at the barn I am at now seems to understand ring rules. I've always gone by the whole passing left shoulder to left shoulder and that who ever is traveling at the fastest gait gets the rail. But where I am now, it's pretty much a free for all. I always end up dodging people because they just plod along without any sort of regard for where anyone else is in the ring.
You know what I really dislike? Agreeing left to left and then someone keeps forcing you to pass on the right because otherwise they'd run your horse into a jump or barrel or something... and THEN getting yelled at for it. That is why I live by the rules "You call it, you get it" Inside, Outside ALL the freaking way.
Originally Posted by horser
When people work/lunge/ride my horses without permission and then get mad at me when something goes wrong - DUH I OWN GREENIES.
That is so messed up... why do they do that?
But something on lunging.. When I ask the person in the ring if I can lunge.. they say ok.. and then I keep having to change my circle width to smaller and smaller because they keep riding closer and closer... leaving my horse really on the short end of the stick, and me frazzled. Thankfully I'm out there during times where there aren't many people so don't have to deal with this anymore :)