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post #171 of 230 Old 11-29-2010, 02:54 PM
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Hmmmm, my horse Crystal's mane is half on one side and half on the other no matter what i do it just flops back. It's a pain in the backside when we do dressage!
My horse's mane does the same thing
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post #172 of 230 Old 11-29-2010, 07:38 PM
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My trainer has a pet peeve that I really like. She doesn't like it when people do things without reason. I mean, at least if their reason is terrible, they thought about it. But when people just say "I dunno" it bothers her. I totally agree, if you don't know WHY you do it, why do it?

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post #173 of 230 Old 11-29-2010, 09:15 PM
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People who say horses stink or smell bad!!!
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post #174 of 230 Old 11-29-2010, 09:17 PM
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People who say horses stink or smell bad!!!
I think they smell good! Even when wet!
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post #175 of 230 Old 11-29-2010, 09:34 PM
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0.5 is half of a whole. Regardless of the units involved. So 15.5 would translate to 15 hands + half of one hand.
You can't say a horse is 15.5 hh because it doesn't and can't exist. I'm pretty sure that the hand system is international, but it shouldn't be problem anyway. It doesn't matter what system your country uses because hh is a different measurement system altogether and saying a 1 hh = 4 inch is simply a conversion, not the actually measurement system.
If people are confused they should measure there horses in cm or inches to the wither, but tacking a hh to whatever you feel like inherently makes it wrong. It's about as wrong as saying 14.5.2 cm
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post #176 of 230 Old 11-29-2010, 09:46 PM
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I think they smell good! Even when wet!
I agree!! It makes me really mad when people say horses stink! They smell wonderful
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post #177 of 230 Old 11-29-2010, 09:49 PM
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so hes really 15.2 because half of 4 is 2?
Yes, this is correct!!
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post #178 of 230 Old 11-29-2010, 09:57 PM
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I can see you're fairly set on the matter. No worries. Just a difference of opinion.

For the most part when someone uses a notation like 15.5 they simply mean 15 and a half. It's not hard to translate that into something you're used to.
I have to agree with the others...the correct form is 15, 15.1, 15.2, 15.3, 16, etc.

When I see a horse listed as 15.5 hands, I immediately think that the person is not very experienced, and not only do I have no idea how tall that horse is (because how did they measure that?) but I also think the horse will be of low value because the owner doesn't know much. (IMO)

I always take a tape measure to measure a horse when I go to look at a prospect, because I have found that many people do not measure their horse correctly (IMO)

One owner was really mad at me when I measured his "over 15 hh horse" at only 14.1. It was basically a pony!
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-People who preach about not wearing helmets and how they aren't affecting anyone else.
I'm sorry, but if you have anything other than private paid health insurance, I do not want MY taxdollars going towards your dumb a** when you fall off and get a concussion or worse.

-People who use "natural horsemanship" techniques, but treat their horse as if he is retarded. I know one lady who rode english and claimed to be a Parelli nut, but she went around the ring with no contact and with her legs flapping on the horses sides. And when the horse started acting up and throwing his head at the canter? All she did was laugh and said, "well at least you tried!"

Nothing against NH, it has it's place. but come on..that was just so annoying to watch/be around.
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post #180 of 230 Old 11-30-2010, 01:16 AM
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MY PET PEEVES:

-people that ride in double bridles that don't even do that high level dressage that they *have* to use one, usually hackies that jam their horses up in the bridle and think they are the best riders when they're not even correct!
-hackies that attemp eventing because they are "really great riders and t looks sooo easy" then they got eliminated at the first xc jump because the horse isn't ridden!!
-hackies in general lol (only the ones that jam their horses up and think they are top sh..)
-people that ride in grackles/mexian nosebands/figure 8 nose bands without needing too just for looks. they are made for a purpose not to be pretty like a browband
-people that ride horses way too small for their weight
-horses with bad ground manners! i wasn't a very experienced owner and i had a horse that was big and strong that was really pushy, i taught her manners and i was a beginner, come one it's not that hard!
i actually had this girl's horse pin it's ears back at me when i was walking past because it was eating and she was their and she goes "oh he's just grumpy"
-people that hoon around a warm up arena at a training day and hoon right pass you when your horse is obviously having a mini melt down so they think "hey lets just hoon past that young horse that's spazzing out on it's first time out" and even more so that you have to yell at them to stay the hell away from you until you sort it out! hello training day!
-double bridles
-gadgets that *make* your horse go "on the bit", i know someone that would "train" her green off the track tb of 4 years of age to "collect" by using a elastic thing that goes around the poll then attaches to the girth between the legs, then at shows she can't use it so then she wonders why her horse rears, flicks the head up and almost knocks her out! she's had a few black eyes - i laugh when i see her with an ice pack on her face, serves her right!! lol

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