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post #1 of 189 Old 10-14-2009, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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What are your "pet peeves"

I'll share a few of mine

When people think that changing a bit will have magic effects on thier horse.

When people try to ride a horse in a rope halter that they can barely ride in a snaffle because they have a "connection" with thier horsey.

Teenage riders with a year of experience that try to start colts and lecture about the "right" way to do things.

I really hate when people leave halters on thier horses when turned out in a pasture. Not only is it unsafe but it's trashy looking too.

Nothing I have listed is meant to offend. Please share some of your peeves.

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post #2 of 189 Old 10-14-2009, 11:18 PM
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Lazy Barn Managers

Impatient Riders who blame their horse for their own mistakes.

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post #3 of 189 Old 10-14-2009, 11:24 PM
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People who avoid trainings issues because the "horse doesn't like it". (Who's really in charge?!)


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post #4 of 189 Old 10-14-2009, 11:47 PM
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mine is a pet peeve I have with my horse it's a fight to get her to stand for mounting, my other one is lazy and rude barn managers.

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post #5 of 189 Old 10-14-2009, 11:59 PM
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The one thing I hate more than anything is inexperienced kids or adults, not taking experienced people's advice.

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post #6 of 189 Old 10-15-2009, 12:05 AM
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Failing to train a horse to do simple tasks because you 'don't want to hurt or cause him to get upset'...

Those "horse People" who claim to know everything about everything about horses, training, breeding, etc, when in reality they don't have a clue.

People who try to push a certain trainer on everyone, just because of the results they've had.

People who break a horse, and claim it's been trained in 'natural horsemanship'. There is a difference between 'bucking a horse out' and showing him what you want...duh!

People who are inexperienced purchasing a just as inexperienced horse, regardless of whether it's 'first horse' or not... I know people who've been riding for years, but still couldn't take on a 'greenie' horse, and yet one friend did just that...needless to say, she doesn't have that horse anymore.

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post #7 of 189 Old 10-15-2009, 12:13 AM
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ugh i hate when people think they know everything but they dont.
I hate it when people clame the horse is more broke than it is.
I hate it when people crank there horses heads down and say look how collected he is!
I hate when people think putting a harsher bit on there horse will solve there problems.
I hate how teenage girls in barrel racing think there horse will go faster the more they whip and jab the horses side with spurs (this is my biggest pet peeve i want to take the girl and do the same to her!!!)

Anyways there ya go lol.

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post #8 of 189 Old 10-15-2009, 12:39 AM
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People that smack their horse and brag about it and act like it is training.

People that lead their horse with their hand under the chin of the horse and try to control a 1000lb animal with their 3 lb hand.

People that make most horses nervous and then blame the horse.
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post #9 of 189 Old 10-15-2009, 07:11 AM
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Fun thread :)

People who dont know what they are doing so train the horse the opposite of what they want and then blame the horse

People who claim their horse is stupid (no its usually the handler that is stupid)

People who ask for advice then argue that the advice is wrong

People who buy a horse get it home and immediately start working it, never giving the horse time to settle in to its new surroundings

Have to steal this one

People that lead their horse with their hand under the chin of the horse and try to control a 1000lb animal with their 3 lb hand.
We call that the death grip and I dont know why people dont understand the gripping a horse under the chin is constant pressure and most horses will fight you if you do that. Ughh. Our 4H teaches the kids to lead like that which I think is ridicules!
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post #10 of 189 Old 10-15-2009, 07:41 AM
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little kids who run around horses and don't listen even when their parent or guardian tell them to stop.

the same little kid who gets put in time out and starts screaming bloody murder because they aren't allowed to "pet the pretty ponies" anymore.

Anybody with less than three years experience who tries to correct me or any rider with many years over with experience.

Show riders who claim that because they show that automatically makes them better than everybody else who doesn't show.

People that stress "my horse is prettier than yours". Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If I think your horse is ugly nothing you say or do is going to change that. I'm entitled to my opinion...back off. (sorry mini rant).

People that let their untrained dogs loose with their horse and then yell and scream at the horse because it's defending itself from an untrained dog.

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