Okay, so this is a little rant about a show that I was in last tuesday.
SO, every other tuesday there is a local show, and a lot of people come to it. Probably around 60 plus riders. This tuesdays show was canceled because of a big storm that was moving in. So me and my 2 friends along with about 6 or 7 other riders, were like, wow! The last 3 shows we went to were cancled because of the rain, so we were going to stay at the arena and set up the barrels, and just mess around. We did. There was probably 8 of us altogether that stayed at the show, and just wanted to mess around with our horses and whatnot. It was raining, but not so bad that the arena was unsafe to ride in. We all decided we were going to ride one at a time, and time eachother on our runs. So we all picked a number and made an order we were going to run in. Rider one went, then rider two, ect.
All of a sudden, these two girls (call them A and B) get on there horses and cut right in front of all 8 of us, and run there horses SO hard around the barrels. We were all like, eh, whatever. They probably just didnt know we had an order going or whatever. So when rider A got back into the gates (acting like she was leaving the ring) One of us starts to head for the gate to run the barrles, and SURPRISE! Rider A Wipes her horse back around and shoots out of the gate again back into the arena to run her horse. She did this for about, 6 to 8 minutes. Without stoping.
Being the person that I am, I walked my horse right out into the arena to rider B and said, 'Did you not see all of us over there waiting to use the barrels that WE set up?!?!' And she said, 'These two horses are perfessional barrel racers, and once they get going you can not stop them.' So I said, 'Sure, but in an actuall rodeo, you run one 15-17 second run, and you are done. So why is she going non-stop?' Rider B said, 'Whatever..She will be done in a second.' I walked away.
Then about 10 minutes later, of course rider B had to run now. I was SO pissed off at this point, because WE were the ones to set the barrels up, WE were the ones to ask permission to USE the arena, and WE were the ones who just wanted to have some fun with our horses. My mare was getting pretty inpatient, so me and one of my friends decided to just walk our horses around the arena, along the rail. Rider B rode her horse at a full out gallop twards us, and stopped about 3 feet away from us, and scared the living sh*t out of my horse. And sidestepped right into the fence and scared herself more. By this time about 20 minutes of us waiting to use the arena had gone by, and eventually they left and we got to use the arena.
I know I may have been rude, but I personally did not agree with what they did. And then after they ran there horses very hard, they did NOT cool them off at all. Just took off there tack, and through the horses in the trailer and left.
Ergggg. Sorry for the novel, but I just had to share!
What would you have done in this situation???