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post #71 of 192 Old 03-19-2013, 02:56 PM
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Eh I'm guilty of buying and selling alot. If a horse isn't working out for me, I'm not keeping it. There are to many nice horses out there for me to waste my time on a horse who isn't going to be what I want. I keep my old mare for years until I finally admitted I didn't even enjoy showing her anymore and sold her to a kid she could teach and bought a horse at my level. To me their a business even if I do get attached. My main gelding though will always stay and so will my old mare if her current owners sell her.

What grinds my gears, it's a long list.

People who pay to go to shows, spend all the money on shows. Won't ask for help of get a trainer. Then wonder why their not doing any good. Really? Spend some of that show money, personally I don't show in something I haven't taken lessons for.

Show week riders. The people who only ever ride the week before a show. They then wonder why their out of shape horse isn't going faster.

People who make up excuses for their horses bad behavior. There's no excuse.

Breed snobs. I like all horses and think they all have their purposes. I'm just going to stick to my QHs.

Discipline stereotypes/ snobs, there's a western pleasure trainer at my barn who I love because he loves the barrel racing to and gets it. I may not understand or like all disciplines but I'm going to respect them.

Parents who push their kids beyond their abilities. I hate seeing kids over horsed.

Lastly, just proper care and common sense. Take proper care of hooves and feed right amounts.
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post #72 of 192 Old 03-19-2013, 03:00 PM
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Keeping my horses out 24/7, giving them access to food 24/7 and try to keep them in a horse natural environment as good as I can - I really DO NOT like it when people keep their horses in a 12 x 12 stall with a small walkout all day long! A horse needs to have the chance to run (full gallopp strides) and that is not possible for lots of horses around here :0(
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post #73 of 192 Old 03-19-2013, 03:05 PM
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^ agree with this!!!

Also...people who act like their horse actually cares if it wins at a show.
People who think you aren't a "real" rider if you don't show.
People who constantly have to tell you how much their horse, saddle, tack, truck, WHATEVER... is worth $ wise.
People who are breeding sub-standard horses just because of some "famous" name on the papers 5 generations back, thinking this justifies it. Or who breed for colour.
Show people who do all sorts of questionable things just to win.

I could go on and on....
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post #74 of 192 Old 03-19-2013, 11:32 PM
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I only read the first and last page, but....

Horses are not dogs. If you are talking about dogs, then fine I agree. I see people who rehome dogs all the time, because they don't put the training and time into them. Then get another and expect magical results.
I've never rehomed a dog in my life. Dogs come to me, and they are with me, at my side until they die.

Horses come and go. Sorry if you don't like that, but maybe you need to understand why.

My board is $375 a month. My farrier is $200 every 6-8 weeks - that's an average of $500 a month, about 50% of my mortgage. As I obviously don't live in any kind of mansion based on my mortgage, you can bet your bottom dollar that I don't have the money to spend that kind of amount on a horse that is not suited to me. That's just not going to happen any time soon.

Before I got my current horse, I went through 3 in a year, because the horses just weren't going to work out for my needs. You are darn right I will move them along. I just don't have the income to keep a whole herd of useless to me horses.

For sure, I'd like to think I could always keep my current guy, I've had him 3 years and he means a lot to me. But I can't make that guarantee. Heck with half of all marriages ending in divorce, even that commitment doesn't work out anymore. There's no way I can commit to $500 a month without any vets bills, and make that promise. Just no way.

Maybe your income is such that you can always afford to keep your horses, good for you. Don't look down on the rest of us please.
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post #75 of 192 Old 03-19-2013, 11:52 PM
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Apparently I wasn't done. People that flip horses are often keeping them off the slaughter truck, they are taking horses from auctions, and maybe into their 18th home. They then put money and time into them, thereby giving them another chance, and resell.
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post #76 of 192 Old 03-19-2013, 11:59 PM
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I really dislike closed minded folks. The ones that hate you or think you are less for riding something different than them.

I have friends of all walks. I have eventer friends, and western friends, and gaited friends, and mini friends, and show friends and trail friends, NH friends and friends of all sorts... As much as I want every one of them to ride my type of horse(*ahem* THE best breed ever. Lol!) it wouldn't cross my mind to make them feel bad for their choice in horse or seat. I tell them their horses are pretty, they tell me mine are pretty and we get along well. Of course there is more than pretty comments exchanged, but you get the idea. I am nice. They are nice. We get along. Everyone wins. In the end, so long as they are into horses in some manner, that is all that matters.
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post #77 of 192 Old 03-20-2013, 12:06 AM
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Probably another thing that really ticks me off when it comes to people and horses are these people who lecture you on how cruel something like a rawhide bosal is, or alternatively a bit, or the people who say that ALL bits are cruel and a torture device, and the ones that see something like a spade bit and imagine it is the harshest nastiest thing you could shove in a horse’s mouth.
I have spoken to a few of these types. They tend to fall into two camps, the anti bit people and the anti hackamore (insert other bitless device here) camp. Not only do they never seem to realise that whatever their own preference is, bit or bitless, they are matched by a group who thinks what they do is the cruellest thing in the world and so kinda cancels it all out. But more to the point, I have not, to this day, EVER, met one of these people who actually had any real knowledge of, much less experience using, the thing that they are against.
I suppose it is people who talk out of their A@# that irritate me.
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Probably another thing that really ticks me off when it comes to people and horses are these people who lecture you on how cruel something like a rawhide bosal is, or alternatively a bit, or the people who say that ALL bits are cruel and a torture device, and the ones that see something like a spade bit and imagine it is the harshest nastiest thing you could shove in a horse’s mouth.
I have spoken to a few of these types. They tend to fall into two camps, the anti bit people and the anti hackamore (insert other bitless device here) camp. Not only do they never seem to realise that whatever their own preference is, bit or bitless, they are matched by a group who thinks what they do is the cruellest thing in the world and so kinda cancels it all out. But more to the point, I have not, to this day, EVER, met one of these people who actually had any real knowledge of, much less experience using, the thing that they are against.
I suppose it is people who talk out of their A@# that irritate me.

And then there is the extremists. No shoes, riding, whips, bits, spurs.
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post #79 of 192 Old 03-20-2013, 09:24 PM
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And then there is the extremists. No shoes, riding, whips, bits, spurs.

Wow, you actually know that person?

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post #80 of 192 Old 03-20-2013, 09:48 PM
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okay, I just read looked through all the pictures and read some of the comments. Wow! She makes me sick!

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