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    08-06-2011, 06:48 PM
  #1
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What is with all these people that buy horses and know NOTHING about them, never taken a lesson, never worked with a horse, but just like the idea of saying "I own a beautiful horse"

Really?

Really?
Really, that's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. I hate it. I just met this woman that came out to look at my horse when I was selling him and she new NOTHING about horses. Her daughter (who she was buying a horse for) couldn't ride AT ALL. Then I got to talking with her and she says "oh yeah, I've got 3 other horses, they're all yearlings. We're just starting to be able to touch them now, I'm so proud of them."

I'm like uhhh??? What?

You can touch them? And wait... they're YEARLINGS?!!? OMFG! You know nothing about horses and you've bought yearlings? What the hell are you going to do with them? Watch them run around in the field??


Anywho...

Do you know people like this? Who buy horses just to say they have them, or buy young untrained horses for their first horse?

God, people are stupid.

Especially horse people. Stupid Stupid people..

Lol.


     
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    08-06-2011, 06:58 PM
  #2
Yearling
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Originally Posted by scenestorm    
What is with all these people that buy horses and know NOTHING about them, never taken a lesson, never worked with a horse, but just like the idea of saying "I own a beautiful horse"

Really?

Really?
Really, that's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. I hate it. I just met this woman that came out to look at my horse when I was selling him and she new NOTHING about horses. Her daughter (who she was buying a horse for) couldn't ride AT ALL. Then I got to talking with her and she says "oh yeah, I've got 3 other horses, they're all yearlings. We're just starting to be able to touch them now, I'm so proud of them."

I'm like uhhh??? What?

You can touch them? And wait... they're YEARLINGS?!!? OMFG! You know nothing about horses and you've bought yearlings? What the hell are you going to do with them? Watch them run around in the field??


Anywho...

Do you know people like this? Who buy horses just to say they have them, or buy young untrained horses for their first horse?

God, people are stupid.

Especially horse people. Stupid Stupid people..

Lol.



Haha true that!! I bought my gelding from a lady who knew NOTHING!!! She spoiled him because all she did was feed him treats. No matter what. Sure she still worked with him, but she let him bite (thinking it was cute), let him move when being saddled, and let her daughter do whatever she wanted.

I am so surprised he didn't kill them all :P

No I have met many people who think horses are like dogs. They obviously aren't. I had an aquaintance that bought a weanling, and he broke her nose because she was inexperienced and didn't take our warnings. It's frustrating but what can we do? Lol

Personally I have more beef with the people who SELL them there horses, knowing they are beginners. HELLLLLOOOO what dumb*ss sells 3 yearlings to a lady who has never owned a horse? Haha. All the horses I have sold I have been honest. Nope, not for a beginner. Honestly, its the ones who sell there yearlings that they bred, for so cheap and then practically give them to anyone who will take them. Take a hint, stop breeding :P
     
    08-06-2011, 07:09 PM
  #3
Started
There were these people who boarded where I board my TB who had 2 2year olds(i think they bought them when they were 4 months or so), an older paint horse who the woman had to take a valium to ride(she was a good horse at least) the husband would ride her every once in a blue moon but it was not pretty at all, then the day I brought my TB over there they brought a horse directly from auction, sight unseen description of the horse was "Bay gelding. 15H and 6 years. Can act studly but was really sweet. Led through saddled because they couldn't ride. Supposed to be broke". Great horse for someone who can't even ride, nor pay their board, they owed about $4000 when they unexpectedly showed up with the unquarinteed auction horse. A few months ago they pretty much stole the horses in the middle of the night. Yes people make me very angry!!
     
    08-06-2011, 07:47 PM
  #4
Trained
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Originally Posted by scenestorm    

Do you know people like this? Who buy horses just to say they have them, or buy young untrained horses for their first horse?

God, people are stupid.

Especially horse people
. Stupid Stupid people..

Lol.


While I completely agree that people are stupid, I have to wonder about the context of the bolded above...........your vent is against NON horse people so how does that make horse people stupid
     
    08-06-2011, 07:47 PM
  #5
Started
Uneducated horse owners abound, unfortunately.

Horses require very specialized care, and for that reason, I believe owning them should require a permit. They're not like cats and dogs.

On another note, I'm one of the idiots that got an untrained 2yo as my first horse. I was 13 and wanted a horse so bad that I took the first one that came along. It worked out in the end, though. Norm turned out pretty decent. Although I will say, even back when I had no clue how to handle him, he was always very well cared for. I at least knew enough to take care of him properly.
     
    08-06-2011, 07:52 PM
  #6
Foal
I know its crazy! This guy at my barn has to paints and he came out yesterday and I asked if he rode and he's like no I need to learned, I have owned them for almost 4 years! His horses are completely trained and he has to have other people ride them for him. I just do not understand it or you have the people who own horses and never come see them or anything ??????
     
    08-06-2011, 09:46 PM
  #7
Foal
I know someone who knew nothing of horses and she decided to purchase some mainly because she wanted to be like everyone else in the nieghborhood. The first horse she bought was a pregnant cross-breed trailhorse mare. When the foal was born she played with it like it was a dog and didn't set any boundaries and the horse grew up to be very pushy and defiant and she was scared and didn't train it any further than putting on a halter,saddle,and bridle .The horse is still untrained today and its 17 years old and is currently the "king" of the pasture and still bosses his owner around. Iv'e found that lots of people like the idea of owning and riding a horse, but when it comes down to the challenging reality they change there minds and reside their animals to become spoiled "pasture ornaments".
     
    08-06-2011, 10:33 PM
  #8
Green Broke
It's not just horses - unfortunately, it happens with all sorts of animals. Some people are just ignorant - they see a cute puppy, small furry, bird, pretty horse, whatever and "just have to have one". That is the extent of the thought many people give taking on the responsibility for another living thing.
     
    08-06-2011, 10:57 PM
  #9
Showing
The ones I have a hard time are the ones that even when EVERYONE is telling them that their horse is WAY too much for them to handle, they think that the horse is perfect. Case in point...the mare that bucked me. Her owner has almost no horse experience (said she owned a couple of horses, but it was ten years ago, but I seriously don't think she did anything more than show up, get on after someone else saddled them, and rode them around the property...and she admits they were old, dead-broke geldings), but she bought a 7yo cross breed mare from a rescue in Phoenix. She was told the mare was "rope shy," but that she was broke and had tons of rides on her. Our trainer tossed the rope all over that mare and she never flinched. Yet when I climbed in the saddle, I didn't even get a chance to plant my butt in the seat before she completely rodeo bucked me off and then came after me, ears pinned and murder in her eyes, while I was on the ground. Not five minutes after I came off that horse, she was asking our BO when he thought her sickly 11yo daughter could ride the horse. His answer? Basically, the far side of never. Now she's going to pay the BO to retrain the mare so she can ride her, but I think she's in for an immense surprise when it comes to exactly how much work it's going to take to get that horse rideable...and even then I highly doubt she'd be suitable for a novice rider like the owner.
     
    08-06-2011, 11:21 PM
  #10
Foal
So true and so sad . . . All I'm going to say
     

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