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post #1 of 17 Old 10-13-2011, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
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I was out on my horse the other day and a woman drove past.... she stopped her car in the next layby got out and then started lambasting me for using a hackamore.

I had always thought that I had very gentle hands but she said that to use such a savage bit was cruel. She then got back into her car, wound down the window and told me to wear a (swearword) helmet next time I ride my horse.

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She did not notice that I run my horse barefoot as well.

All round the incident clean took the edge of what was otherwise a lovely ride

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post #2 of 17 Old 10-13-2011, 10:06 AM
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Me thinks a certain lady forgot her coffee cup on her way out.
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post #3 of 17 Old 10-13-2011, 10:10 AM
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Obviously this lady is nuts! Sorry she spoiled your ride.
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post #4 of 17 Old 10-13-2011, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Obviously this lady is nuts! Sorry she spoiled your ride.

it was very odd.... and it is good of you to be sorry about something that happened a long way from texas

but riding a western saddle on a quarter horse some poeple in the Uk see shanks on a bit and assume that you are being too tough on your horse.

mack and I have been together for 18 years now... and he seems quite happy with the arrangement.

I like the bitless bridle because I want him to be able to eat when we are doing long journeys

one fellow horse back traveller told me that on a journey to never pass good grass - even if you have only been going an hour - let your horse have a ten minute bite.

Some people have asked me if I can stop the horse with the bit..... so far so good and I assume that if he has not run away with me by now he is unlikely to in the future

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post #5 of 17 Old 10-13-2011, 10:33 AM
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Sometimes we just have to ignore ignorant people who think they know everything when they really know very little. ; ) Sorry she messed up an other wise wonderful ride.

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post #6 of 17 Old 10-13-2011, 11:07 AM
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Wow, that sucks. People can be so ridiculous sometimes.

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post #7 of 17 Old 10-13-2011, 11:41 AM
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After I got off my horse and bitch slapped someone I would have probably memorized her license number and paid her a visit too!
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post #8 of 17 Old 10-13-2011, 12:03 PM
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I REALLY wish somebody like that would stop and lecture me about something I'm doing. I'm sure it would lower my BP to let loose on someone.

I disagree though about allowing a horse to eat while you are riding it. I NEVER let them eat while I'm riding. If your horse spooks while it's eating you have no control with your reins because there is too much slack.
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post #9 of 17 Old 10-13-2011, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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I REALLY wish somebody like that would stop and lecture me about something I'm doing. I'm sure it would lower my BP to let loose on someone.

I disagree though about allowing a horse to eat while you are riding it. I NEVER let them eat while I'm riding. If your horse spooks while it's eating you have no control with your reins because there is too much slack.

he knows not to browse along the way

it is when I stop, get out of the saddle, tie his reins long on the pommel and turn him loose to eat

no eating under way - never

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post #10 of 17 Old 10-13-2011, 03:57 PM
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I've had people lash out at me for using a tomb thumb. I'll be minding my own business on the trail with some friends when someone comes along and starts to comment on my walker (she's a trail stopper) and then they see the tomb thumb and I've literally had 4 people yell at me and accuse me of abusing my horse. For one, my mare is so light to the touch and goes of leg amazingly, most of the time the reins just hang on the horse and I don't use them but I still found it ridiculous. I really got it for her because it had rollers and she loves to lick them. Most walkers I see in the area have those huge like foot long or more shanks.

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