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post #1 of 42 Old 10-29-2009, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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What are you guilty of?

We all have pet peeves about what other people and horses do, but we're not all angels either. What's something you've done yourself that you don't tolerate from other people?

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I borrowed brushes without asking cuz there were 2 dogs locked in the main tackroom and I couldn't get to my stuff.

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post #2 of 42 Old 10-29-2009, 04:02 PM
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I borrow stuff without asking some times. But only cheap things and I always put it back when I am done.

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post #3 of 42 Old 10-29-2009, 05:28 PM
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I loose my temper too easily sometimes. It's gotten much better as I have gotten older.

I also have a horse that is scared of tarps and slickers and bags and I mostly just tolerate it.

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post #4 of 42 Old 10-29-2009, 05:30 PM
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I don't ride nearly enough as I should and I lose my temper fast.
I've also left poop lot from loading the trailer when I was running late...I know I know *hides from judgment*
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post #5 of 42 Old 10-29-2009, 05:36 PM
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Being stupid enough to work with my horse when I'm already frustrated.

Buying a "green" horse when I hadn't ridden in about 5 years and was on my way back to school.

Forgetting to look at my body language and pressure releasing skills when Soda is over-reacting.

** I've gotten a lot better about the last two recently. I won't do any work with Soda (beyond grooming) if I'm tired/frustrated/stressed about school. Mostly because he has had about a year off and can be reallly difficult sometimes. He just needs hours, but he needs hours with me be calm and firm... not over-wraught and angry. Also, I spoke to some people about some of my "issues" with Soda and I looked at how I was acting and realized that I was putting a lot of "pressure" on him and not really releasing it.

Sometimes I feel like such a bad horse owner....

That's another one... I don't ride enough, but really it's not something I can help right now. I have to finish college so that has to come first right now, so hopefully we can have a better life when I'm done this fall.
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post #6 of 42 Old 10-29-2009, 05:47 PM
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I look down when riding...I hate doing it, but it just happens...Lol!

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post #7 of 42 Old 10-29-2009, 05:57 PM
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lol, as some of them mentioned above, is loosing my temper and working with a horse when im still upset or angry. ( im working on that)
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post #8 of 42 Old 10-29-2009, 05:58 PM
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i bought two foals without knowing how to deal with foals,

how else am i going to learn, its a difficult learning curve with ups and downs but in general im happy with it
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post #9 of 42 Old 10-29-2009, 06:13 PM
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I am anolanolanol. I always clean up after I ride, and I always end up picking other peoples poop *glares* I feel guilty if I haven't wiped down my tack after every ride :P
Sometimes if there is lots of poop in the arena, out of spite I will leave mine in there and write a note on the boarders' white board like "the poop-fairy is fed up with picking up your horses' s**t in the arena this week :)" Luckily there are no children at the barn...

I am guilty of riding and not riding. I get caught up in training and focus on the horse must do this and the horse must do that and meanwhile I have something funky going on with myself.

I'd say that's about it??
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post #10 of 42 Old 10-29-2009, 06:19 PM
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The thing I feel most guilty about is that I started my first 3 year old filly in a curb bit. I had NO experience, she'd never been ridden...and thank goodness she's the saint that she is or I might not be around! On the bright side I taught her to neckrein in the first 3 months of riding and she never was a "fast" horse so whoa power was never an issue! I still feel bad about it though, knowing what I know now...

One thing I have to quit doing is having such high expectations. I have 2 11 year old mares that KNOW what their job is. Know how to stand for grooming, tacking up, mounting, behave during our ride, and stand again for untacking and stuff...so now when they get twidgetty and I find no external reason for it I get upset! Then again, it may be these standards that make them stand so nice for 99% of the time!

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