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post #11 of 74 Old 10-26-2013, 12:36 PM
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Incorrectly wrapped polos....almost drives me to the loony bin each time I see it lol.

People who have nothing good to say about people who are doing better than they are (well sorta falls with ALL people not just equestrians). But it drives me CRAZY.

People who try and shove their beliefs on you...and if you don't agree they think your the worst person in the world. For example they hate shoeing...but you shoe your horses.

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post #12 of 74 Old 10-26-2013, 12:39 PM
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Why do you care, bunny? What someone does or doesn't do with their horses is no concern of yours, as long as the animals are cared for properly.

You wanna know my peeve? People who think only THEIR way of horse ownership is the right one, and complain when everyone else doesn't think the sun rises and sets on their opinions.
By that logic, why do ANY of us care about ANYTHING in this thread? What they do is of no concern to us. People who think "their way of horse ownership is the right one" shouldn't bother you, why do you care? It's of no concern to you.

Sheesh, she didn't say she lectures people that don't wear helmets and shoves helmet wearing down their throat. This is a thread about horse pet peeves. It was a comment on something she doesn't like seeing. It was appropriate with the thread. I don't like seeing helmetless riders either, so what? Doesn't mean I ever say anything about it. I just don't like seeing it.
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post #13 of 74 Old 10-26-2013, 12:46 PM
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Mine would have to be people who can't handle their boots, or horses' hooves getting dirty. I've seen people throw tantrums when the fields are mucking in the winter - the don't feel their horse's legs should be wet. I often wonder if they actually know what country we live in...

My other one is horse owners who can not come to terms with the fact that horses have a pecking order in the field. I've known some to go out of their way and make complaints when a rug has been ripped from a bite, or when they see another horse kick at theirs.

Stop for a minute, open your mind, learn. You may not agree with what I say, I may not agree with what you say but we will both learn something new.
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post #14 of 74 Old 10-26-2013, 12:53 PM
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Mine is also arena etiquette. I hate when I'm doing circles in the middle of the arena and someone not paying attention walks into my path.
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post #15 of 74 Old 10-26-2013, 12:59 PM
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Like someone else said - people who have horses or are doing horse 4-h only so they cna brag aobut it and act like they know everything about riding and horses to you - when this is their first time riding and your fourth year riding AND working with horses.

Another - NO DERR that your horse is misbehaving or not listening because you didn't do any groundwork with him! You just got him out and saddle and got up on him, or with the girl that is doing horse 4-h and what I said above - she came late to get her horse ready for a show and just put the bridle on and started showing - so no derr that your horse wasn't listening because you did absolutely ZERO groundwork, and went straight to showoing. The funny thing is also that she didn't work with her horse at all during the duration of fair... Get a clue!

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post #16 of 74 Old 10-26-2013, 01:05 PM
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People who get horses and don't have the space, money, or time to have them. Like the people down the road from me, they have 3 horses on 1 acre. At first it was a HALF AN ACRE. Then they fenced off part of the freaking corn field. 3 full sized quarter horses on 1 acre. Drives me crazy, but it's not like I can do anything about it. And not to mention, the shed they have is more hazardous then any good! Boards hanging down with nails sticking out. (sounds ideal, huh?)
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post #17 of 74 Old 10-26-2013, 01:34 PM
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one of my peeves is when people buy a horse, board it out, and never come to see it! at my barn we have a number of horses that simply sit in pasture all the time. they are perfectly sound, trained, and practically beg for my attention when i walk past them.
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post #18 of 74 Old 10-26-2013, 01:48 PM
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People who keep horses alone, 24/7. Horses are herd animals, and really should not be kept by themselves.

Actually, a lot of people like to think they can keep herd animals alone. I got so many inquiries about selling goat kids to a home where they'd be the only animal other than the family dog. Sorry, not going to happen! They can buy from someone who doesn't care, but my babies will not be solo goats.
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post #19 of 74 Old 10-26-2013, 02:45 PM
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I can understand keeping a horse alone, as long as it had plenty of turnout, daily attention and a goat or something, but I hate it when people jus ignore their horse.
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post #20 of 74 Old 10-26-2013, 03:48 PM
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Like someone else said - people who have horses or are doing horse 4-h only so they cna brag aobut it and act like they know everything about riding and horses to you - when this is their first time riding and your fourth year riding AND working with horses.

Another - NO DERR that your horse is misbehaving or not listening because you didn't do any groundwork with him! You just got him out and saddle and got up on him, or with the girl that is doing horse 4-h and what I said above - she came late to get her horse ready for a show and just put the bridle on and started showing - so no derr that your horse wasn't listening because you did absolutely ZERO groundwork, and went straight to showoing. The funny thing is also that she didn't work with her horse at all during the duration of fair... Get a clue!
I don't do any real "groundwork". I lunge the youngsters for a few weeks before starting them to get them used to tack, and before the first few rides to get the sillies out. If I have a horse that is particularly excitable or hasn't been ridden in a while, they get lunged for a few minutes. That's pretty much the extent of my groundwork. My horses have a natural respect for me. When I ride, I get my horse out, groom, tack up, and RIDE. When I show, I get to the showgrounds, groom, tack up, and RIDE. Unless it's a youngster, then they get to just hang out and walk around.

Also to the poster who said about 3 horses on 1 acre...we have 16(11 minis) on about 2 acres. They are happy and healthy. If you manage property correctly and provide them with what they need, they will thrive on small acreage. I do agree with "barns" that are falling apart. Drives me batty!

I'd have to say my biggest pet peeve is when people who are ignorant about their horses care. People I know have several horses, feed them all off of one roundbale at a time, and grain them out of one feed trough. Of course the lowest horse gets pushed out, and ends up skinny. They pick weight up in the summer, but in the winter they are THIN. And no matter what you say to them, they think their way is just fine.
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