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westonsma 04-29-2010 11:35 AM

Do you remember the friend that said, "There's no market for middle-class horses."??
Well, she's back, y'all. I just feel more and more that she has NO horse-sense whatsoever! The more she talks, the more it seems the less she actually knows, and really doesn't need to be riding. Her stab around Christmas time at her husband's decent reining program made my skin crawl.

My mare came in on Tuesday around lunch. Kevin brought her out, and his wife, Tommye, tagged along. After lunch, we went up to the barn so I could see my pretty, chrome-y little pudge, and once there, Dirk (the trainer my husband rides for) was working some horses on the cutting calves in the hex pen. We were sitting on the hitching posts just outside the pen, and I was talking about breeding my mare back to Haidas Little Pep, when Tommye says, "Whooooeeee! He's purdy!"

He was a blue roan, going gray, with a HUGE blaze and stockings that made me almost think for a minute it was too much chrome to not be a paint. Yeah, he's got nice color going for him anyway, average head, small feet... He was doing ok in the pen, cutting here and there, but as a 5 year old, I've seen others do better at 3. He wasn't overly eager, and was fussing with Dirk's requests when he shouldn't have been. The horse's owner was present, and Tommye asked, "He's so pretty, is he still a stud?" The owner replied, "Yes, he is, he has yet to prove himself, but I keep telling Dirk I don't want to cut him JUST yet, just in case, you know?"

Like he was hoping he'd come around and win a big show soon for him and make some money, worthy of keeping intact. Which Dirk, and my husband BOTH agree, he needs cut, because he's NOT as good as some of the others, and he's got a bad studdy behavior.

Tommye immediately turns to me and says, "Oh! You should breed him to Pepper!" In all seriousness, says it.

I am so glad that Kevin's got the say in what breeds to what in his program. And I'm glad that Tommye doesn't have a say in my mare anymore. Two years ago, Tommye pulled a fast one on Kevin when he was away for 2 weeks, she turned Pepper (my mare) out with a 4 year old buckskin colt to breed. Pepper's extremely hot-natured, and the bucksin stud was sacked out, saddled, and rode in the first 45 minutes, he was so calm and accepting. Anyway, their "fruit" is 2 this year, and again, Tommye pulled a fast one on Kevin one day while he was at work. She climbed on the 2 yo out of my mare, and rode him while no one was home. Brilliant, I say. But I haven't seen Tuey, the colt, yet, so I can't judge on how he came out, just that Kevin was PISSED. BOTH TIMES.

It just makes me wonder, how many of you know someone that pokes in and gives their TEN cents when you could do without their two cents? Or someone who feels like just because there are two "purdy" horses with "parts" that they should breed because they'd get a "kyoot" baby?

smrobs 04-29-2010 11:40 AM

Well, you know what they say. There just ain't no cure for stupid.

westonsma 04-29-2010 11:43 AM

Not only all that, my mare is soooo intolerant of fumbling studs, she tore that little buckskin guy UP when he was meandering her! --- another reason Kev was so mad!

WSArabians 04-29-2010 09:46 PM

Why is she going onto your property and riding your horses, anyway?
Tell her you shoot at stray's and load one off at her feet.

Or tell her piss off or she'll be charged with tresspassing the next time she lays a hand on your horses. I wouldn't even BEGIN to tolerate ANY of that behaviour were they my horses. Put your foot down. If she's that bad, I wouldn't even talk to her anymore. However, my patience level (which, I admit, could use some working on) is about -10 when it comes to stupid people. I just can't even handle them.

westonsma 04-29-2010 09:57 PM

I am bought my mare from Kevin. I didn't have a choice really of where she came from... and she WASN'T going to GET to ride, as much as I hate to say it... the others aren't MY horses, only my husband's CUSTOMERS' horses...

WSArabians 04-29-2010 10:09 PM

Who owns Tuey, the colt your mare had?

She starts this behaviour with your husband's clientiele horses he'd be better off shootin' her for all the damage she'll do his name if she's handling client horses like she is Tuey.

Regardless of where the mare came from, if she's bought and paid for, you don't need to be around her previous owners if you don't like them. Unless I'm missing something like she's still being boarded there..

ilovemyPhillip 04-29-2010 10:43 PM

Wow, I would use the word "Ignorance" - not "Stupidity".

WSArabians 04-29-2010 10:49 PM


Originally Posted by ilovemyPhillip (Post 620008)
Wow, I would use the word "Ignorance" - not "Stupidity".

Oookay... I'm not being very nice. Can I compromise, though? And say stupidly ignorant? I won't take it back 100%. I've met some pretty stupid people. :shock:

(By the way - that comment was not directed toward's the lady in question posted by the OP - just a general statement)

westonsma 04-30-2010 09:10 AM

No, they're from another town, and I get along with Kevin great! They still own Tuey, but its just beyond me how she does this, even behind her own husband's back! I mean, its bad for business, no matter WHOSE business, kwim?

Did you see the thread for my mare in the critique section? I want a HARD critique. Deep in there... An honest and full one. I know its a lot to ask this early in the morning, lol.
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ilovemyPhillip 04-30-2010 10:05 AM

Stupidly ignorant works for me! :)

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