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        03-18-2013, 07:37 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    While I understand where you are coming from Horseychick, what grinds my gears is watching someone hold on to a horse that is not right for them, wasting their lives/time in the process along with hundreds of dollars - to try to have it become the horse it was not meant to be for them.

    Knowing when to move on is just as wise as having the strength to hang on.
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        03-18-2013, 07:39 PM
      #12
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by BaileyJo    
    While I understand where you are coming from Horseychick, what grinds my gears is watching someone hold on to a horse that is not right for them, wasting their lives/time in the process along with hundreds of dollars - to try to have it become the horse it was not meant to be for them.

    Knowing when to move on is just as wise as having the strength to hang on.
    Yes. I understand. This specific person though goes through over 20 horses PER YEAR. It is repetitive. And the horses are near PERFECT
         
        03-18-2013, 07:40 PM
      #13
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    As far as selling and buying to find your right horse, that's just how it goes. My problem is bad mannered horses. Kicking, biting, etc.... That's just sloppy on the owners part. I seen an ad for a horse yesterday for a teen mare, supposedly broke and a great ride. But has a biting problem that started after they owned her. But they will trade for a broke horse who doesn't bite. Hmmmm how long till the next ones biting? I may actually look into the mare this weekend.
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        03-18-2013, 07:42 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    People who whinge and whine and complain that I’m wasting time because I take 5 minutes to lunge my horse over a couple of jumps to loosen it up and let the saddle settle into place after I saddle it before work and then, when we get out to work, the person who was whinging takes 15 to 20 minutes to get their horse off the truck because they never bothered training it to unload properly in the first place.
         
        03-18-2013, 07:45 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    When people see something obviously wrong and needing vet care but lets the animal sit there in pain. Yup my gelding had an infection that had been let go so long it wasn't even puss anymore it was syrupy and we are still battling to get it completely gone.
         
        03-18-2013, 07:46 PM
      #16
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Phly    
    As far as selling and buying to find your right horse, that's just how it goes. My problem is bad mannered horses. Kicking, biting, etc.... That's just sloppy on the owners part. I seen an ad for a horse yesterday for a teen mare, supposedly broke and a great ride. But has a biting problem that started after they owned her. But they will trade for a broke horse who doesn't bite. Hmmmm how long till the next ones biting? I may actually look into the mare this weekend.
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    I knew a horse like that. She is now at a dealer. Her second home this year. Maybe her last
         
        03-18-2013, 07:50 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    Horses get new 'homes' all the time in the wild. Stallions will challenge other stallions and possibly and take mares, etc.

    What grinds my gears is...
    People who have stallions but don't have any intention of breeding.
    People who ALWAYS blame the horse.
    Non-horse people who think horse people are rich.
    People who don't mind their own business.

    And things like that....
         
        03-18-2013, 07:54 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    People who can't stop their horse after a barrel run. I got slammed into by a galloping horse last week, was hanging hallway off my horse and was pinned up against the arena wall. If you can't stop your horse, don't run your horse. I don't understand why someone would take a horse with obvious training holes like that to a show. It ruins the day for other people.
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        03-18-2013, 07:55 PM
      #19
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by TheAQHAGirl    
    Horses get new 'homes' all the time in the wild. Stallions will challenge other stallions and possibly and take mares, etc.

    What grinds my gears is...
    People who have stallions but don't have any intention of breeding.
    People who ALWAYS blame the horse.
    Non-horse people who think horse people are rich.
    People who don't mind their own business.

    And things like that....
    Or people that will breed a stallion just because he has testicles. I know someone who got a rescue stallion and let him breed willy nilly whenever he wanted. Turned him out 24/7 with a mare. First baby died. Second baby lived. Third baby killed both mother and baby during the birth
         
        03-18-2013, 07:59 PM
      #20
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    What grinds my gears, (and I have a loooong fuse!), is when someone comes along and immediately criticizes your choice of hay, etc.. "you should do this, you should do that", when you actually bust your tail every single day to ensure your horses have the utmost and best possible care, feed, attention, etc. a human can give a horse, and your horses are so happy, bright, clean, smart, and well maintained :)
         

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