What grinds YOUR gears?
Just a fun little thread to post about your pet peeves. They can be either horsey or just general. You can post photos demonstrating what irks you but please do not post any offensive ones or ones aimed at anyone. I'll go first!
You know what grinds my gears? When people use a western saddle pad under an english saddle. Its an EYESORE!
And yes thats me in the pic, laugh it up >.>
Parelli. 'Nuff said.
Finding out my SIL was giving me horrible advice. You'd think having horses all her life she'd know better. The bits she had me using were EVIL. I'm ashamed I ever used them. Thank you to my knowledgeable horse friend for taking one look at it and smacking me.
Since mine is made from someone I encounter sometimes weekly, no pictures, videos, or names. :p
But, I absolutely HATE when someone wants to run barrels, but can't even do a sitting trot without yanking on the reins with one hand and having a death grip on the horn >.>
Anyway..I hate how people think lowly of another person that they don't even know. I've encountered this especially last year while building the set for the school musical..One guy was trying to pick up two (not even) half pieces of plywood from the trailer to the school..couldn't pick them up. So, I asked if he wanted me to help or just get them myself. Obviously, since every "country boy" in my school has an undeserved ego, he said no. Struggled for two more minutes before calling for another guy (half my height with barely any muscle) to help him..The kid handing out what we were moving from trailer to school told him I'd be more help to him than the other kid would be. Again, he said no, but my friend (handing things out) told him to get out of my way. I picked them both up with one arm and walked back down to the school while he sat there kicking himself, lol. But..that's the major reason that underestimating/looking down on others that you don't know is my major pet peeve. I'm sorry to say, but I'm sure I taught him a nice lesson and lowered his ego a few notches. Just because I'm female doesn't mean I'm weaker than you and/or fragile.(; lol
But anywho..those are my two major ones.
Ohh, I do hate one other thing -imensly- though. I really hate it when someone mentions someone, and they ask you your opinion on the person. You go ahead and say you won't comment, because it's not your place and none of it is nice. Well, they bug you until no end and you finally tell them. Then they go and say, "Oh, you know I'm going to tell so and so you said that, right?" -.- Irks me to NO end. ugh
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Hey, this fits what I just posted somewhere else.
What grinds my horsey gears? People who act like they know your horse better than you do.
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I do that almost all the time on long trail rides.. Thinking of investing in a bridle/halter combo.
In fear of comin across as a proper moany arse.... and i think its because i had to deal with alot of this last year but - people who have very little experiance, have only owned one horse yet feel that they know everything about everything.
I also get very annoyed by people who feel the need to push their views onto other people. I had to deal with a group of people who did one of the "natural horsemanship brands" and they knew all there was to ever know yet couldnt handle their own horses.
Edit: I do want to mention I have nothing againt natural horsemanship, I do believe everybody it entitled to do what makes them happy, once they dont push it on other people.
What grinds my gears is I offer to help, and they think they're too good for help or they take it the wrong way... because that totally motivates me to help more people out. Ugh.
Also people that just want to canter the pants off of my horse.. or any horse, without caring about if they are sound or if they are tired or anything.
Also people that NEVER contact you back.
I have others but having trouble forming them into sentences.. but yeah
Lack of simple barn etiquette...picking up ytour horse's manure when they decide to decorate the aisle; leaving the wash rack hose on the floor, covered in mud and manure leavings; not cleaning up the wash rack when they get done with it. Taking MY equipment without asking or returning said equipment; in other words, stealing...I actually caught a woman, a leasee, in my tack box the other day. Fortunately it was more or less empty as I had just brought it back to the barn after losing my horse and pending a horse coming in for trial. I gave her the nastiest look I could manage but didn't say anything..she was very embarrassed though. I now make sure that if she is at the barn with me, I lock my trunk and tack locker before going anywhere and a few times she has seen me do it very pointedly. I've always done it anyway while riding as it wasn't unusual to lose shampoo and other smaller items. When the barn has a show on site it is imperative to lock everything up as people showing, or their kids, are known to have gone in and take things like halters, fly masks, lead lines and other pieces of equipment..we have it on camera.
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