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        10-15-2009, 08:20 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    My biggest pet peeve would be seeing people treat their horse unfairly and misunderstanding it, then blaming the horse for it.
    "To err is human, to blame the horse is even more human"

    Annoying little lesson kids (or just lesson kids in general) that won't follow rules because they think that no one will correct them....or worse, annoying lesson kids that will take your $3000 saddle and ride in it, and when yelling at them, and telling them to get off and use their own saddle, they say "well I didn't know it's yours" and keep on riding.

    Instructors that don't know what the heck they are talking about (like "all horses need grain to survive"....something that my first instructor told me back when I was 14....if she could only see my horses now...no grain needed, unless grain makes them loose lbs)

    People that say they dislike a method or discipline, but are basing their opinion all on beginners of that method or discipline

    I could go on and on.....I'll stop now
         
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        10-15-2009, 09:12 AM
      #12
    Weanling
    Parents who don't watch their kids at shows. I've had a kid trow a rock at my horse while I was in the show ring. Flew right in front of my horses face.
         
        10-15-2009, 09:16 AM
      #13
    Weanling
    Cocky riders. There is nothing worse. No, I'm not impressed by you OR your horse, back off and stop bragging to me.
         
        10-15-2009, 09:51 AM
      #14
    Trained
    1) People who resort to stronger bits to "fix" a heavy horse, strong horse, horse who takes the bit - when 9x out of 10, it issue really is holes in the horses training and the riders

    2) Riders who resort to gadgets *martingales, flash nosebands, draw reins, etc, etc* same as above - and use them not only uneducatedly, but for the wrong reasons.

    3) Handsy Riders.

    4) Riders who jump, jump, jump, jump, jump. RIDING isn't just about jumping. Jumoping is dressage with speed bumps, work on your dressage to benefit both your horse and you. This is detremintal to your horses legs and joints. Educate yoursef.

    5) People who feel they have the right to discipline your own horse. Or anyone elses horse. You DO NOT have the right - regardless.

    6) Riders who pull their horses faces into a headset and believe their horses are either truely collected, or know better and do it anyways.
         
        10-15-2009, 09:52 AM
      #15
    Trained
    Unhappy

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marecare    
    People that smack their horse and brag about it and act like it is training.


    People that make most horses nervous and then blame the horse.

    I hate those so much ! Ugh people are rediculous ! I know someone & the whole time she rides she's kicking my pony in the sides & then she gets mad when he goes faster so she keeps a death grip on his face & then she complains that her hands hurt ! My poor guy is so confused & stressed out
         
        10-15-2009, 10:17 AM
      #16
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MIEventer    
    1) People who resort to stronger bits to "fix" a heavy horse, strong horse, horse who takes the bit - when 9x out of 10, it issue really is holes in the horses training and the riders

    2) Riders who resort to gadgets *martingales, flash nosebands, draw reins, etc, etc* same as above - and use them not only uneducatedly, but for the wrong reasons.

    3) Handsy Riders.

    4) Riders who jump, jump, jump, jump, jump. RIDING isn't just about jumping. Jumoping is dressage with speed bumps, work on your dressage to benefit both your horse and you. This is detremintal to your horses legs and joints. Educate yoursef.

    5) People who feel they have the right to discipline your own horse. Or anyone elses horse. You DO NOT have the right - regardless.

    6) Riders who pull their horses faces into a headset and believe their horses are either truely collected, or know better and do it anyways.
    Took the words out of my ... fingers?
         
        10-15-2009, 10:52 AM
      #17
    Started
    People who expect instant results from anything,
    switching bits, supplements....

    People who let their dogs loose, or even close to a horse at a show
    not ever horse has seen a dog, your dog could end up dead...

    Cheep people and b/os
    horses are not for people who don't have the money. If something is
    wrong pay the friggen vet to come out, it could be more serious then you
    think. If you need help with your horse, pay a qualified trainer.
    ......
    To the op. We leave our horses halters on in the pasture, unless they get rubs, because they're breakaway halters. I would like to be able to catch my horses if they get loose.
         
        10-15-2009, 11:05 AM
      #18
    Banned
    People who will NOT tie a horse since it will break it's neck if tied solid.
    People who ride bitless when they should be riding in a bit.
    People who think there is no place for a curb bit.
    Kids who start riding at 5 and by 13 think they know it all.
    Kids training their own horses
    Barefoot fanatics who think shoing a horse destroys his feet.
    People who think they have to walk softly around a horse in case it doesn't like something.

    Churchill summed it up with " Walk softly and carry a big stick""
         
        10-15-2009, 11:13 AM
      #19
    Weanling
    People who don't take the time to correct problems and just say "it her personality that's all..."

    Parents who stick little kids on green or hard to handle horses...

    People who think the only way to let a horse know your in charge is to be rough with them

    Cheap people who buy crap hay and crap feed an expect their horse to be in great shape....especially when there is nothing but dirt in the pasture....(personal rant...sorry...)

    People who use gadgets improperly...

    People who insist curb bits are harsh an want every horse on a snaffle....sorry my boy hates snaffles and prefers a curb...never found out why he just does...and if your light handed it doesnt matter...(sorry another mini rant...)

    People who think all horses need shoes....

    People who think they know everything...and argue with people who know more then them...

    People who criticize other peoples riding when their riding is no better...

    Need I continue? I could think of this stuff all day....
         
        10-15-2009, 11:16 AM
      #20
    Weanling
    People who judge others with their profound horse knowledge yet don't know how to treat a minor scrape.
    People who judge a foundation type quarter horse by the conformation of a TB.
    Liars, Thieves..idiots
    People who brag way too much about their own horse being perfect or close to it yet admit it kicks and bites
    People who feel it is perfectly fine to state their opinions but if anyone disagrees they are stupid and need to shut up.
    People who think you have to have 50k in the bank to own a horse..or have unlimited credit cards
    People who bash and disrespect others for the "greater good"
    People who have tons of book knowledge but absolutely no common sense
    People who stick their heads in the sand and pretend everything is fine and dandy..when it is not.
    People who "won't get involved" please if some woman is getting the crap beat out of her in the parking lot...do something don't just walk by like you didn't see it.
    People who yell at their kids for no reason whatsoever...
    Teachers who tell kids "use your words" yes I know this is common practice..
    People who think because they can ride they know everything about horses.
    People who are lazy and lack ambition
    People who really believe it's all about them...it's not
    People who justify their bad behavior by blaming someone else..Take responsibility no one held a gun to your head and MADE you act that way
    People who wouldn't know integrity if it slapped them.

    OK I'll stop here, anyhow I have a very VERY long list..As you can guess I'm am pretty much anti-social. Ha Ha
         

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