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        03-14-2011, 06:33 PM
      #11
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by ButtInTheDirt    
    Alot of things bother me about shows, but the main thing is when people obviously have no connection with their animal. When it is so obvious that they did not train/take care of their horse. Someone else did it for them.

    I cannot imagine having someone else take care of MY horse. If I'd show my horse, I'd take care of and train my horse. Maybe have someone help train them, but it's just stupid to not take care of your own horse. It makes for bratty children/teens and even adults. I really just can't stand show people. Whether it be horses or dogs. I show dogs, but it just kicks my puppy when somone just doesn't want to be there.

    If you don't want to be at a show, or don't have the dedication to take care of your own animal, then just don't come. (Sadly there would be hardly anyone at shows, then.)

    The thing is that there are people like myself who have horses who are Open caliber horses and to get them shown at that level you MUST have a trainer or be a trainer. So that means your horse goes to the trainers and they stay there. It takes about 2 years to train a reiner and about 5 years to finish a reiner.
         
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        03-14-2011, 06:36 PM
      #12
    Started
    I never went to a show, but I am dying to go to one. Though I did once participate in my old barns "Home show". It was just an even to get together, ride and have fun, but they did give out ribbons to those who placed.

    I really didn't like the riders who got mad when they placed lower then they wanted or expected... like people, LIVE WITH IT.. it's not the end of the world if you got 3rd.
         
        03-14-2011, 06:37 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    With biting/ kicking I more mean when you are obviously getting up in his space not general courtesy in the ring - if your being a idiot in the ring (like ur sliding reference) then yes , you deserve what you get and if you can't act like an adult and have some common courtesy then you probably shouldent be there. But if your standing right up my horses arse and he has a red ribbon on then Im not going to surprised if you get kicked. Likewise for biting - my horse dosent like random's touching his face , particularly around his eyes (rescue case - were working on it) and he will bite if he dosent know you and your all up his nose 'petting' there is a sign on the truck above where he is tethered stating this along with a nice big red one saying 'don't touch the horses'.

    Frankly if you don't own the horse don't touch it is to me , a good rule of thumb - I don't like random people touching my animals and like wise I wouldent go up to somebody else and touch their horse. I think it is disrespectful.

    I also don't like random people hanging around my truck - I think it looks shifty (maybe Im just a un trusting person)


    Oh thought of another one,

    Boys - don't take a wizz on somebody else's truck!! (not my truck in this case , but our neighbour truck on the site - and man did she go bat **it crazy at him!!
         
        03-14-2011, 06:41 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    Here is my horse show HATES list:
    1. People who do not call where they are going in the jump arena
    2. People who go out of their way to make a rude comment to you or about you
    3. Horrible show secretaries
    4. Poor sports
    5. Kids that are unbelievably rude and inconsiderate to their parents (AKA spoiled brats)
    6. The parents who do not get after their kids for being total brats
    7. Psychotic show mothers
    8. Cry babies
    9. Snobby people
    10. Western pleasure trainers who decide to lope with their horses haunches to the inside RIGHT WHEN YOUR GOING BY.
    11. Dirty looks
    12. Obnoxious loud mouth people
    13. Trainers that think and act like they own the arena and you MUST obey to all they yell at you for (whether its their fault or not)
    14. Jump hogs
    15. That one mother who always has to be up their kids butt at all times, whether the kid wants them there or not
    16. Dirty show boots
    17. Twisted reigns
    18. Exhibitors who do NOT show up for class (I.e jackets unbuttoned, hair messy, horse dirty, tack dirty, collar all over the place etc.)
    19. Announcers who say a persons name completely wrong, and continue to do so after they have been corrected
    20. Really stupid judges

    As you can see, there are a TON of things I hate at horse shows. I've learned to deal with all my dislikes :/
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        03-14-2011, 06:42 PM
      #15
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Scoope    
    with biting/ kicking I more mean when you are obviously getting up in his space not general courtesy in the ring - if your being a idiot in the ring (like ur sliding reference) then yes , you deserve what you get and if you can't act like an adult and have some common courtesy then you probably shouldent be there.

    It is an NRHA Reining show. You say that I should not be sliding my horse? No one should be sliding their horse? It is what we do. Has nothing to do with being an adult or child it is what is it. A reining show. Every horse when asked to stop will slide. Even in the warm up pen. My point is that the horses are very well trained and when it happens not if the horses can handle it.


    But if your standing right up my horses arse and he has a red ribbon on then Im not going to surprised if you get kicked. Likewise for biting - my horse dosent like random's touching his face , particularly around his eyes (rescue case - were working on it) and he will bite if he dosent know you and your all up his nose 'petting' there is a sign on the truck above where he is tethered stating this along with a nice big red one saying 'don't touch the horses'.

    Frankly if you don't own the horse don't touch it is to me , a good rule of thumb - I don't like random people touching my animals and like wise I wouldent go up to somebody else and touch their horse. I think it is disrespectful.

    I also don't like random people hanging around my truck - I think it looks shifty (maybe Im just a un trusting person)


    Oh thought of another one,

    Boys - don't take a wizz on somebody else's truck!! (not my truck in this case , but our neighbour truck on the site - and man did she go bat **it crazy at him!!
    I agree I do not like people around my horses dogs or vehicles.
         
        03-14-2011, 06:46 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    I diddnt say don't slide at all (and Im not a western rider by any stretch of the imagination! ) I meant when it was sad that somebody was sliding into sombody else - that just seams irresponsible to me.

    Obviously if your there to slide , you have to slide - but not into somebody else - that just sounds dangerous.

    Obviously I don't know about western - if you have to slide you have to slide , so maybe everyone should be aware of that and keep out of eachothers way.
         
        03-14-2011, 06:52 PM
      #17
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Scoope    
    I diddnt say don't slide at all (and Im not a western rider by any stretch of the imagination! ) I meant when it was sad that somebody was sliding into sombody else - that just seams irresponsible to me.

    Obviously if your there to slide , you have to slide - but not into somebody else - that just sounds dangerous.

    Obviously I don't know about western - if you have to slide you have to slide , so maybe everyone should be aware of that and keep out of eachothers way.
    You are missing what I said. The horse loping in front if my horse stopped (sliding stop) and my horse had to stop fast (sliding stop) and slid into the back of the horse. It happens. There is nothing you can do about it. You just hope that the person stopping (sliding) their horse looks behind them before they are asked to stop.
         
        03-14-2011, 06:54 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    ah - im with you now - I had the image of sombody sliding into the side of somebody else completely oblivious .

    It does sound a bit like bumper cars
         
        03-14-2011, 08:49 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Ive never really been to a horse show yet, but at dog shows I hate it when people don't watch what their dogs are doing and let them sniff around, and bug my dog... Im sorry, if you can't control your dog, you shouldnt be at a show in the first place. :/
         
        03-15-2011, 07:18 AM
      #20
    Trained
    Being that this is in the reining section, I am going to make the assumption (dangerous, I know....) that we are talking about REINING shows. They are definitely unique.

    The common thread tho seems to be paying attention! To your horse as well as those around you. Use common sense (which is not so common, unfortunately) and courtesy!

    I find reining warm ups really intimidating.....I am pretty new to them, and thankfully have a horse who does best by himself, and I try to warm him up in a quieter place, rather than in the show arena with 50 people all running and fencing their horses all at once. However, at least for the most part, they are all courteous enough to all go in the same direction at once during the fencing, and are smart enough to do their circles so that they are not coming head on toward each other. Which, by the way is NOT what I found at H/J shows where it is literally every man for himself and you had to be looking in 50 directions all at once! The reining people I have encountered are also all very nice and supportive-they don't seem to be as "cut throat" as what I was used to in the english world. I think NRHAreiners attitude of having fun may be more common amongst them.

    I also go to have fun. I will not sweat the small stuff. I used to, but not anymore. Just leave me alone and let me do my thing. If you choose to be miserable and let everything bother you-please just do it away from me. I pay too much $$ to not have fun doing it. When it becomes work, or I stop enjoying it, I will stay home.

    Rude kids with parents who pay no attention to them are an issue everywhere, not just at shows. If they are around MY horse, I will speak to them myself. If they have a problem with that and run and tell mommy, so be it. I will be glad to talk to her too! My kids will gladly tell you-do not mess with me.
         

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