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post #1 of 72 Old 02-15-2013, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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What is your biggest horsey pet peeve?

My two biggest pet peeves are pawing and when people say horseback riding isn't a sport. I can't stand it lol!

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I don't mind pawing although it is annoying :)

My pet peeve is when a horse puts his nose in my face and mouthy horses too

I hate when inexperienced people lie and nearly get hurt or get me hurt, just admit your experience and we'll all be safer and actually have an enjoyable time.

Or people telling me how to train my horse when thier horse is the one acting up
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People with more money then brains. A new aluminum trailer behind a brand new quad cab dually and a $5000+ registered pro trained horse, but can't put a saddle or headstall on right to save their ass! Or that pro trained horse turns into a dink because "it's gotta have treats and it only rears when asked to work so it's ok." Grrrrrrrrr y'all know what I sayin, some of y'all anyways I'd think.
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I'm with you on the people who lie about their horse experience. I've been hurt because of someone doing that and it pisses me off.

My other pet peeve is people whose horses have serious issues, yet they feel the need to pass judgment on you for what you do or do not with your horse. Or have no idea about horse training and try to tell you how to bring along your green horse. Sorry, just because it took a year to back your horse and get him to where you could ride him, and he STILL has training issues/holes, doesn't mean you can tell me how to train my horse.
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Parents who over-mount their children.
Parents who put toddlers on horses to take pictures.
People who have more horses than they can comfortably take care of.
Those who teach their horses to 'dance' in the worst ways possible.
Those who run down the breeds they do not own.
Those who place their horses in barbed wire fencing and then have to explain or try to fix the injuries.
Those who seem to constantly have 'accidental' breedings.
Stallion owners who do not keep their stallions properly fenced.
Parents who allow their kids to ride without a helmet.
Those who have to 'ask' if others think their horse is pregnant, without having called a vet.
Those who set themselves up as 'trainers', without having the necessary qualifications.
Those who 'borrow' tack, without first asking permission.
Those who purchase rescue horses of iffy quality, purely to breed.
Those who breed anything, as long as it is a pretty colour.

We see all this and more, in the horse industry, don't we.

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I'm with you on the people who lie about their horse experience. I've been hurt because of someone doing that and it pisses me off.

My other pet peeve is people whose horses have serious issues, yet they feel the need to pass judgment on you for what you do or do not with your horse. Or have no idea about horse training and try to tell you how to bring along your green horse. Sorry, just because it took a year to back your horse and get him to where you could ride him, and he STILL has training issues/holes, doesn't mean you can tell me how to train my horse.
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I too have been hurt. I'm not judgemental. No one knows it all so just be honest with me. At least we can enjoy our time if your honest and I love to teach so instead of putting us at risk use the situation to your advantage.
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Lizzie did some great ones.

For me, I hate the girls under 20 who act like they fricking own the world. When I went to my first week of lessons at a high quality show barn, when I was 11, the other girls put a western saddle (I rode english) on my horse and intentionally left a loose girth (I usually tacked my own horse, but she wanted my help with something else). I tried saying something, but I decided to shut up and be polite. I was constantly bullied because I was "new," which is why I ALWAYS make an effort to talk to new kids at the barn.

Other peeves:
People who assume they know everything about my background and riding
People who don't wear helmets on the ground and when riding because they think its uncool
Those who don't care to clean up horse poop
Horse that poos in the wash rack every time I go in there.
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Hmmm...

-Mouthy horses
-Horses that have bad ground manners
-People jumping their horses too young/without enough flatwork
-Loud horses
-Overly nosey horses
-Horses that pee in the aisle
-Rich, spoiled horse people
-People who buy horses that are way above their level
-People who have their trainers show their horses because they dn't thinm they're ready. (you and YOUR horse are supposed to be a team!)

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With people it has GOT to be ...

"I haven't called a vet but my horse is sick. What do you think is wrong?"

With horses, poor ground manners. Drives me batty.
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I too have been hurt. I'm not judgemental. No one knows it all so just be honest with me. At least we can enjoy our time if your honest and I love to teach so instead of putting us at risk use the situation to your advantage.
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I fractured my ankle trying out a bat-crap crazy rescue mare for a new boarder at my old barn. She lied to the rescue about her horse experience in the first place to get the mare, then lied to me and my best friend about the amount of training the mare had (told us she was broke with tons of rides on her, just needed a refresher...in truth, she wasn't even broke to ride at all). Still have issues with my ankle two years later (it'll randomly lock up on me).
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