Ahh SO many things bother me lol!!
Okay, I'll make a list...I'll prolly have more to share though as the time goes on!
- When non-horsey
people think you just SIT there. The horse doesn't do all the work, we have to be balanced, have a good posture, & work just as much. It also gives us muscles.
So you know we're not just sitting there! ALSO, I hate when they think it's not a sport. Like, gimme a break. Why don't you try hopping on my 8yr old horse? Haha, you'll get bucked right off. (Lexi is not the easiest to control, I'm like the ONLY person who can handle her...lol it's awesome).
-When horse people
who are snobby think they know EVERYTHING. I hate that. Snobby people...just, ew. & I don't like when people think they know everything & try to tell me to do differently. Like, get a life, mind your business.
-When people see me jumping (non-horse people)
& think that the horse automatically knows how to jump & it's SO easy to jump real high...no. First of all, you gotta train the horse to jump. Not all horses are jumpers, anyway!! Some are freaking scared of them lol.
Plus, jumping is something you gotta learn. Like, your position, 2-point & all.
-When some horsey-people
brag about how much their horse costs. Ughh, that annoys me soo much, omg.
Like, who cares?! I'm sure my horse is better than yours even if she wasn't like $40,000. Ah, there's this one really rich girl @ my barn...don't even get me started. Her breeches were prolly like $600 lol, crazy fools. :roll: I can get like the same things for way cheaper.
-If people that are NON-horsey
, think the trot is a gallop. No....wrong. LOL once I was @ a show, & they were trotting the horses...I heard someone go 'ooh that's so cool they're galloping, I wanna do that!" I felt like turning around & smacking them...those people don't belong to shows, haha. :P I understand they might not know any better, but still it irks me.
people think all you do is KICK a horse & it will go, or you YANK the horse's mouth to make it move. NO, NO NO! That really irritates me. :( They're missing the whole point! You gotta squeeze with your legs, too...not KICK as hard as you can, nobody does that lol. Unless their horse is a statue.
-When non-horsey people
(esp. kids) see a pony, they say it's a baby horse. AHHHH! I hate reminding people that a pony is NOT a baby, it's a horse under 14hh lol, & they are a bit different.
Ahh...that's it for now. I'll think of some more later!!