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post #21 of 52 Old 01-14-2010, 10:34 PM
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People who think every saddle on earth will fit every horse. Seriously. It seems like every horse person out here thinks I'm psycho and spoiling Lacey horribly because I refuse to ride her in a saddle that obviously doesn't fit her (but they think it does fit her...even when tree is basically on her withers, "oh a cutback pad will solve that!", I don't agree!). And they complain when their horses buck and have weird undersaddle issues. Pain much?

People who complain about their horse's issues when they don't spend enough time working said horse to fix the issues. I am totally guilty of this and it irks me.

People that can't back down and admit when their method isn't working.

Ignorant people in general.

My BO's family who rudely tease me constantly about how "horribly" I spoil Lacey when she is SO much better behaved than their horses. She may be feisty but she would never even think of biting me, unlike their horses that bite all the time. And anyway, she's an old lady, she's made it this long, she deserves to be babied, within reason of course. I may buy her things and keep her looking cute, I may braid her tail, I may be kinda obsessive over whether the saddle fits before I ride, and I may ride her bitless because she goes better that way, but that absolutely does not mean that I'm less of a horsewoman. And it's certainly not a reason to make fun of me. Lacey's obviously happy and she obviously loves me, can they say the same for their horses?

This is an excellent thread! haha

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post #22 of 52 Old 01-14-2010, 10:55 PM
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I cannot stand to go to rodeos and see kids on horses that are way too much for them, and then the horse does something wrong and the parents go crazy on the horse or thier kid or both. They don't realize it's their fault.

- People who go out and jerk, pull and saw on there horses mouth and then when they still don't have control, they get a more severe bit.

- People who think because i am young I don't know anything about horses, but when I ask them to show me something they haven't a clue what I am talking about

- People who say they are "cowboys" or "cowgirls" because "daddy bought me a pony when I was a little boy/girl

-People who breed because they want to see cute foals running around, and the fail to notice that it eats, poops and sometimes you can't sell them. And they don't relize how most of those BYB horses end up..on a meat hook and in a can.

sorry I am done ranting now
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No no, rant away...that's kind of the purpose of this thread. I think I'm agreeing with quite a few of the other posters.

I think our common peeve is human ignorance and/or neglect to the health, training, and overall wellfair of the horse.

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post #24 of 52 Old 01-15-2010, 02:55 AM
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People who claim their horse's dangerous behaviour is because "she's crazy/hot-blooded/enegetic etc." No, if you let go of her mouth and stop trying to get her to do things she doesn't have the training or the strength to do and get her a properly fitting saddle (totally agree with you Wallaby!!!!) then maybe she wouldn't rear and threaten to flip herself.
And parents who buy green horses for their novice children because "they learn more that way."

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post #25 of 52 Old 01-15-2010, 03:24 AM
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When A horse has behavioral problems, its automatically blamed on "ABUSE". When really they have no clue about the horses past.

"Careful she bites!"
Do you correct her?
"No She was abused"
Do you know that for a fact?
" No but look how shes acting"

**(Beats head on desk)**
I have heard some of the STUPIDEST comments from young horse owners.
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post #26 of 52 Old 01-15-2010, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by kevinshorses View Post
Let'r rip buddy!!!
Originally Posted by RiosDad
I just deleted my post since it wasn't very nice. I am trying to hold my tongue
Let'r rip buddy!!!

No Kevin. 3/4 of the people here would hate me even more then they already do. I will just keep it to myself.

I strongly beleive there are "no bad horses just bad people "
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post #27 of 52 Old 01-15-2010, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by RiosDad View Post
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I just deleted my post since it wasn't very nice. I am trying to hold my tongue
Let'r rip buddy!!!

No Kevin. 3/4 of the people here would hate me even more then they already do. I will just keep it to myself.

I strongly beleive there are "no bad horses just bad people "
Feel free, RD! I'm sure most people won't be offended. Everyone has a right to own opinion.
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post #28 of 52 Old 01-15-2010, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by EveningShadows View Post
- people with pushy horses that are afraid to push back. I'm sorry, when your horse is rearing, striking, and kicking at you, cooing in a soft voice is NOT the right way to correct it. I'm not saying beat your horse, I'm saying tell him who's boss and sort out your crap.
I'm actually not quite agree with that. While striking, kicking, biting should be corrected firmly, in many cases rearing is not a way to establish "alpha" or charge the handler. For example horse can be scared or confused up to the point it rears to avoid it (which is still not a good of course). I'd rather try to find a reason why horse reared and try to work from there. Especially since you can't "correct" rearing really anyway.

What I absolutely don't like is when people state themself as "trainers" and then ruin your horse or rip you off on useless lesson or (worse) teach you something completely incorrect so you have to re-learn (which is NOT easy) again with the good trainer. I run into it so many times...
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post #29 of 52 Old 01-15-2010, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by roro View Post
People that dwell on what irks them.
Best posts ever!
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post #30 of 52 Old 01-15-2010, 10:44 AM
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Best posts ever!

I like this one the most also.
What irks me is people that are inked!
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