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post #161 of 179 Old 07-04-2012, 03:22 AM
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post #162 of 179 Old 07-04-2012, 05:07 AM
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My thing is people who are inconsistant with what they expect from a horse and or discipline. They ignore or encourage behavior then one day in a bad mood suddenly its irritating or unaccceptable. This sets a horse up for constant anxiety and its so unfair to them.In a bad mood and can't control yourself admit it and stay off.
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post #163 of 179 Old 07-04-2012, 10:22 AM
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Riders just standing in the irons, toes down, body in front of the pommel and hands at the withers 3 strides out and over the fence at a competition.... your trainer should be shot every time you topple off your horse. Perhaps that's more kids being pushed to levels beyond their safety. Grr...

If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question or asked the question wrong

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post #164 of 179 Old 07-04-2012, 10:27 AM
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All of these I have personally done and I loathe:

Another one is failing to hold a dressage whip the right way and ending up smacking the horse with it on accident *sigh*

Looking down and watching your horse... why?!

Loose tight contact.. which jabs the horse in the mouth.

Yea... who would have thought a large majority of my lessons have been how to hold the whip. Something about it just eludes me.

If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question or asked the question wrong

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post #165 of 179 Old 07-05-2012, 09:08 AM
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Yank/crank/see-saw on the reins. Usually in an attempt to get the head down... Irks me to no end. First because it's plain bad horsemanship, and second because it's totally counterproductive.

Number two on my list is kick-kick-kick/poke-poke-poke at every step with spurs. If you think spurs are for kicking/poking, you should consider taking them off until you've been enlightened as to their actual purpose. Or maybe you should just take up curling. Or something.
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post #166 of 179 Old 07-05-2012, 10:31 AM
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Riders just standing in the irons, toes down, body in front of the pommel and hands at the withers 3 strides out and over the fence at a competition.... your trainer should be shot every time you topple off your horse. Perhaps that's more kids being pushed to levels beyond their safety. Grr...
I hate to see that too. I think its because people use them like pedals on a bike - maybe more riding without stirrups or even bareback would be a solution?
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post #167 of 179 Old 07-05-2012, 10:38 PM
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I cannot stand it when people do anything to force a horses head down. Doesn't matter if it's tight draw reins, yanking/see sawing etc. It just irks me.
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post #168 of 179 Old 07-08-2012, 09:39 PM
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- People who use spurs for all the wrong reasons - also use them incorrectly, period.
- Loose contact with unsteady hands... poor horse gets the bit jabbed in its mouth.
- People who don't know how to hold crops correctly.
- people expecting WAAAAY too much of their green/inexperienced horses.
- Excessive, unnecessary yanking and see-sawing - especially with a harsher bit.

All I can think of for now, I may post more later.
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post #169 of 179 Old 07-08-2012, 10:35 PM
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emeraldstar, do not presume that i have not been in that position. I have been there I know how I felt at that point but I got myself back and I sorted myself out (with medical help), actualy I would say my pony (stan) got me through some of the darkest of those days.

My friends past:
She was a very wealthy young girl, extremely popular at school, private schools (£20k a year), univeristy education. Happy bubbly girl who had everything in the world going for her, never been bullied, no abuse at home etc. she went into the garden one day and hung herself. I knew her since she was 3 yrs old, she was 21 when she died
Her mother then had a break down, her father drunk himself to death and her sister ended up in councelling for many years. All of her friends feel very guilty that she obviously didnt feel that she could talk to us, there were no signs, no warning signals, no one picked up on anything.

Suicide is aan extremly selfish act and there is no changing my oppinion on that.
I don't mean I liked the story but I share your opinion.

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post #170 of 179 Old 07-08-2012, 10:50 PM
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Chair seat, drives me up a wall.

And the new tendency to lean way back, makes it look like they are giving birth.

Toes pointing down doesn't thrill me either.

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