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post #1 of 19 Old 07-27-2009, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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What ticks you off in your horse life?
Is it people you board with, the way your horse acts, etc.

What ticks me off most is when people that have never worked with a horse judge it. For instance, my mom is completely horse senseLESS. I jsut started riding my 8 year old mare this past year and it was her first year in 4-H. At our first practice, she was very nervous because she'd never been to anything like that before, so when it came time to saddle her up she didn't want to stand still. I got her calm enough to put the tack on her, but when i was tightening the saddle, she stepped to the side and the saddle tightened up super fast, startling her and she reared up and broke the lead rope. She's the type of horse that takes a lot to get her to trust you because she was abused, so everyone freaking out because we had a loose horse and trying to catch her didn't help. Finally she calmed down and came up enough so I coudl grab her halter. After somebody let me use a lead rope [stupid me didn't think to bring an extra and I had my trainer's trailer, not mine] my mom decides she wants to be a drama queen and tell me how untamed this horse is and that I shouldn't be riding her. I may have gotten grounded over it, but I rode the mare.[she was perfectly fine when she was saddled and I was confident in her] It really ticks me off when my mom does stupid things like this. She never spends ANY time with any of the horses or gets to know them. My horses are kept at my aunt's house. My mom has no faith in my abilities and it makes me so mad.

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post #2 of 19 Old 07-27-2009, 10:20 PM
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people that lunge in warm-up arenas
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I hate that too!
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post #4 of 19 Old 07-28-2009, 12:52 AM
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Why? a lot of shows don't have anywhere else for people to lunge

What ticks me off is when people are IDIOTS in the schooling ring. Heads up doesn't mean stare stuidly, and right in front of a jump is NOT a good place to hang out and talk with your friends.

to the OP, that sucks. I'm very lucky that both my parents ride
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post #5 of 19 Old 07-28-2009, 05:33 AM
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i am normally the only person out at my barn most days so i don't have to worry about a crowd in the arena. it's a small family owned barn with about 4 other people boarding their horses there so it's like a family.

what i hate is when paul fights me with his left turns. he gets so bullheaded that i have to stop him and work on bending his head left and then turning him that way. i also get angry when he fights me on trails. he goes about halfway out and then he keeps turning back to the barn. we end up making lots of circles with me wanting to head out on the paths and him wanting to head back to the barn. it's exhausting.

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post #6 of 19 Old 07-28-2009, 06:58 AM
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Why? a lot of shows don't have anywhere else for people to lunge
Imagine if everyone at the show lunged in the warm up areas, there isn't enough space - you aren't meant to, some shows have rules against it. Personally I ould rather hand graze a horse for 10 mins while they take in the atmosphere and settle rather than run him round in circles to tire him out/warm up. I don't mind when people lunge in the horsebox parking areas since there is more space and they aren't in the way taking up half the warm up ring so everyone else has to cram into the other half. And I think I am just blabbing now but it annoys me when parents push their little kids too hard and yell at them if they don't win or when people beat up their horses if they don't in - especially eq when they are being judged :roll:

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post #7 of 19 Old 07-28-2009, 09:04 AM
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The thing that ticks me off the most it people that can't pick up after themselves. We own a small boarding facility, only 6 horses, and we like to try and keep our board reasonable for our boarders. Our place isn't fancy, and all we really ask is that they pick up after themselves. There is this one person who just can't seem to get it. I find something she has left out almost every time she is out. Is it that hard to pick up a pile of poop, or a bucket? I mean we do enough for these people for the price they pay.

btw thanks for this thread. I needed that.
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It seems like you guys share the same pet peeves as me..people are so dumb anymore. lol.
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post #9 of 19 Old 07-28-2009, 01:08 PM
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What ticks me off is when people at my barn do nothing but the bare minimum for their horses. There's one chick there that takes her pony out, rides him, then tosses him back out. That's it. She MIGHT groom him occasionally. She's also way too big for the poor 12hh pony that she originally bought for her daughter. She acts like she's the one in charge and she can't even ride to save her life. I feel really bad for the poor fools who take lessons from her.

There's also a guy with two mares whom he never takes care of. The horses' stalls get cleaned about once every couple months, and that's only when his daughters do it. His youngest girl asked me how I keep my horses so clean. I was like, "Um... I groom them." O_o The same guy also leaves Taco Bell wrappers and cups lying everywhere, and if he does throw something away, it's in the wrong bin. They're clearly marked "TRASH", "RECYCLABLES", and "METAL". It doesn't get any easier than that, but it's just too much for his pea-brain to compute. It's annoying as hell.

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post #10 of 19 Old 07-28-2009, 01:11 PM
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I just hate it when people think they know everything there is to know about horses. And EVERYONE knows they dont. Errggggg

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