What grinds YOUR gears? - Page 19
   

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

What grinds YOUR gears?

This is a discussion on What grinds YOUR gears? within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

    Like Tree473Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        03-21-2013, 05:08 PM
      #181
    Showing
    A beginner was enlightened of the rules before the first ride. One of them was that if I heard the word "can't", the lesson would become a lesson on picking up manure while I watched.
    Annanoel likes this.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        03-21-2013, 05:13 PM
      #182
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    A beginner was enlightened of the rules before the first ride. One of them was that if I heard the word "can't", the lesson would become a lesson on picking up manure while I watched.
    LOVE this, my old trainer used to do that. Boy, was she serious too. Even if we slipped we mucked stalls and did chores. She always made up the lesson time (even though she didn't have to, was in our contract we agreed to for said training and lessons), but I don't remember the last time I said I can't. (besides now) Amazing how something as little as that has made me a better rider.

    To add to something that grinds my gears, when people talk about or rag on their "harsh" or "horrible" trainers. Most trainers have reasons for what they do, trashing a trainer when it's NOT necessary can really harm them in the long run. Especially on the internet. Always good to watch what you say, even if your trainer does warrant said "trash talking."

    Most trainers, at least the ones that I have had are amazing. Yes, I've been yelled at, fallen off and told to get back on. In the end SO worth it, I've become a better rider, and am still becoming better today.
         
        03-21-2013, 06:17 PM
      #183
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by reigninseattle    
    I like nylon tack. I prefer good quality leather because it looks nicer and lasts longer, but I also use nylon. I have two headstalls for my horse, one that is leather with silver hearts and cost $75 (admittedly not "top of the line", but it is good quality) and came with split reins that I don't even use (too short for my liking), and one that is plain black nylon and came with long trail reins and a hackamore that I got for $12 at a tack sale. And guess what? Each headstall performs exactly the same. I even prefer the nylon headstall if I'm switching bits because it has buckle bit ends. I wouldn't show in nylon tack, but a lot of people can't afford to buy top of the line gear and nylon is a perfectly good alternative. I also like it for trail riding so I don't mess up my nice headstall. Just because it's not expensive or fancy doesn't mean it's trash.
    I didn't mean leather was synonymous with quality. I meant I have a personal adversion to nylon...and (separately) I see no reason to buy low quality tack (be it leather, cotton, synthetic or wool). Good servicable tack that will last you a lifetime is less expensive than low quality crap that won't last a year....so it is "inexpensive", relatively speaking. To me, fancy is just optional trimmings that serve no real purpose, so that is just a personal choice.
    GallopingGuitarist likes this.
         
        03-21-2013, 07:16 PM
      #184
    Foal
    I looove my nylon bridle! I don't have to worry about it getting dirty, wet or muddy. I can swim with it and it can sit outside in the rain and I don't have to worry about it getting moldy. I can not stand people who judge me because of it.
    reigninseattle likes this.
         
        03-21-2013, 08:13 PM
      #185
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Horseychick94    
    Are you serious? The whole idea for MAGNETS IN YOUR STIRRUPS is preposterous. If you think you need magnets in your stirrups then maybe you need to examine your riding. I am not a professional but I also don't need magnets in my stirrups to ride. And when I do, will I buy magnet stirrups? Nope. I will buy riding lessons to hone my skills
    Laura Kraut (USA) is one of the winningest riders and most successful trainers in the world. She endorses and uses magnetic stirrups. No one should suggest Laura needs to examine her riding.
         
        03-21-2013, 08:18 PM
      #186
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Faye83    
    I looove my nylon bridle! I don't have to worry about it getting dirty, wet or muddy. I can swim with it and it can sit outside in the rain and I don't have to worry about it getting moldy. I can not stand people who judge me because of it.
    You covered low maintenance and durable, but left out light weight. It's not just bridles (and I ride with non leather halters anyway). When I'm ready to ride out for long distances I replace my stirrup straps and cinch straps to nylon (if they're not already being used). The saddle is the only thing I haven't yet been able able to bring myself to go synthetic with, but my next one will have 1/3 less leather, because leather weighs so much and I don't need flaps or fenders. The only reason I'll use all leather is when I'm working on load bearing and I want the weight then.

    As I pointed out to a camping buddy (he doesn't ride) who asked me why I replaced leather straps on my saddles with nylon? He loves leather and we both wear leather jackets, coats and hats. I asked him if he'd rather trade in his synthetic backpack for a leather one, possibley have a tent made of leather, etc... and why didn't he wear his leather coat when we went camping? Of course his answer came down to weight and mainenance. Which is what I pointed out with the horses. If he were a horse would he rather carry around those extra lbs of leather or have the weight reduced? The light bulb in his head finally turned on . Of course then I had to explain why I used a saddle and didn't ride bare back (same reason he uses a frame with his back pack).
    Faye83 likes this.
         
        03-21-2013, 11:36 PM
      #187
    Yearling
         
        03-21-2013, 11:55 PM
      #188
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by GallopingGuitarist    
    IMO, the goal of debate is education.

    So no, I'm not going to Caps Lock you to death. I simply hope that somehow my arguments teach someone something.
         
        03-21-2013, 11:56 PM
      #189
    Weanling
    ^^ they have taught me loads!!
         
        03-22-2013, 12:24 AM
      #190
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Missy May    
    I didn't mean leather was synonymous with quality. I meant I have a personal adversion to nylon...and (separately) I see no reason to buy low quality tack (be it leather, cotton, synthetic or wool). Good servicable tack that will last you a lifetime is less expensive than low quality crap that won't last a year....so it is "inexpensive", relatively speaking. To me, fancy is just optional trimmings that serve no real purpose, so that is just a personal choice.
    Oh ok I get what you're saying. I'm the same way, I like to buy quality tack that will last a long time. I'm not really a huge fan of how nylon tack looks (some of it is cute for gaming, etc.), but I like it for working in (with the exception of saddles. I don't like nylon saddles)
    Missy May likes this.
         

    Tags
    pet peeves, rant, vent, venting, welfare

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    What grinds YOUR gears? Horseychick94 Horse Talk 302 01-24-2012 01:21 PM
    Too many gears... first time working a gaited horse - help! brackenrose Horse Training 1 03-04-2008 11:56 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:27 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0