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post #1 of 16 Old 10-31-2013, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Calling My Pony Names!!

I usually don't compete very competitively, we just go to local shows where it is competive, but everyone is really friendly!
Recently, I've tried going to some competitions with school, but these are so much different!! Everything is really competitive, and everyone is, how would you put it, 'posh'.
My pony isn't clipped and is quite hairy at this time of year, and some people have been whispering and giggling, and calling my pony a 'titch'. This makes me so cross, because my pony is just as good, maybe even better than their horses!! Does this happen to anyone else?:(
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post #2 of 16 Old 10-31-2013, 03:52 PM
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People will always talk. My question... Who cares? It's no reason to get yourself bent out of shape over and you horse isn't going to stop preforming because people are teasing you. Ignore them or bring it up to a coach or someone in charge if it bothers you to much.

People call my mare psycho, untrained, "boxer nose", *****... you name it. I really could careless. In may eyes she is PERFECT! It's they who have the problem. She preforms just fine with me. We went to two shows over the summer and we took grand champion at one and reserve at the other. They can say what they want, but in my eyes she is always perfect and we are an amazing team.
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post #3 of 16 Old 10-31-2013, 03:56 PM
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Just ignore them- even though it can be hard and hurtful. The best revenge will be beating them in the ring with your 'titch'! (I have no idea what that means btw lol)
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post #4 of 16 Old 10-31-2013, 04:04 PM
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just ignore them.
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post #5 of 16 Old 10-31-2013, 04:17 PM
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I get the same feeling- People can say what they want about me- i dont care, but I hate it when people talk bad about my horse. Whatever you do though dont stoop to their level. Ignore them, you know that your pony is great. They obviously are immature if they have to giggle over a fluffy pony. You and your pony dont have anything to prove to them- just have fun and kick those other girls butts in the arena :)

That said I had a similar situation as a young kid. I grew up on an older POA named Cherokee, who for the majority of his life was blind in his right eye- this of course never hindered him and actually helped to forge a strong bond between us. Any way I never had formal riding lessons, I learned to ride on my own with some help from my parents- basically told me "you fall off you get back on".

In middle school I entered the local 4h horse project and took faithful old Cherokee (early 20s). We learned alot from the instructors and watching other horses/riders. And there were a couple other girls entered in the same classes as us with professionally trained show ponies. One of the girls mother came up to my mom and mentioned that Cherokee and I will never win- he was too old, blind, and had no show experiecnce. This really upset my mother but she never mentioned what was said until after the show. Anyway so this old, blind, no show experienced pony and I entered in pleasure and western equitation classes and competed against these girls. Guess who took home the first place trophy? Yup thats right- a country bred, no professional trained, pony and a girl who never took lessons rode home happy and proud as all get out. My mom said Cherokee was born to be in the show ring- he just totally lit up and did his thing, and I got a lot of praise from my instructors from the project. And after hearing what was said about my horse it was nice to see the sour look on the girls mothers face when her daughter got second. ;) Karma working at its best.
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post #6 of 16 Old 10-31-2013, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much guys!!
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post #7 of 16 Old 10-31-2013, 05:15 PM
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I think I call my mares worse names than anybody else ever has

Just ignore it. If it bothers you, don't go. People are nasty when they have it in their heads that their horses are better, that a horse has to be a certain way (like clipped) to be good. People like that aren't even worth your time, and when you hear it you can at least know that you are the better person.

You can also smile with smug satisfaction when you and your "titch" beat them to the ground in the ring and take home first place!

....What is a titch, by the way? haha
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post #8 of 16 Old 10-31-2013, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Haha small round pony;) Pippa is notorious for getting fat, I nearly kill myself trying to keep her in shape!
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post #9 of 16 Old 10-31-2013, 08:41 PM
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Just ignore them. I personally like little fat fuzzy ponies :) (and not only because I own one... ;) )
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post #10 of 16 Old 10-31-2013, 08:46 PM
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I used to ride a fat lazy pony. I had a boyfriend that hurt my feelings. He said that my pony was fat and lazy. Lol. I broke up with him and kept the pony. Even though she was a little pig, I didn't want to be insulted.
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