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post #21 of 74 Old 10-26-2013, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer View Post

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.

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post #22 of 74 Old 10-26-2013, 04:45 PM
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I think I mostly don't like people who generalize too much. I get a lot of flack, on the internet and at shows for owning a draft cross...

I am often told that my horse must be expensive to take care of because she is big. When I try to tell some people that she is not expensive, I often get argued with. Seriously guys... My horse eats 2 cups of a vitamin supplement and 50lbs of hay per day if she's not on pasture. She gets a $35 hoof trim every 6 weeks. She's the cheapest horse in the barn. Believe me, I know! No need to argue! This is not to say that all drafts and draft crosses are as easy keepers as mine is. It's just proof that stereotypes are not always true!

I also get a lot of people trying to tell me that I shouldn't have bought a draft cross if I intend to jump, because a horse that weighs more than 1400lbs will surely suffer a serious breakdown if jumped. This is when I ask them to tell me about all those grand prix warmbloods that are 15 hands and 1100lbs. ;)

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post #23 of 74 Old 10-26-2013, 05:10 PM
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My pet peeve is sellers who say the horse loads perfectly and then they obviously don't and you have to spend hours of your weekend training your horse to load again. Guess what I've been doing this weekend?

My other pet peeve is people who aren't willing to put in the time. To me horses require a twice a day time commitment. Sometimes you don't need to go that often, sometimes you pay other people to do it for you which is fine, but when it comes down to it as an owner you have to be willing to do that. If a stable isn't feeding enough the responsibility is on the owner to get there and feed their horse, if they are injured the owner needs to make time to go out daily and treat it if they can't organise for someone else to help. And if people decide to keep their horse in a small area 24/7 then they need to go out there everyday to give them the work they need.

I've known so many people who are "too busy" to come and unrug their horse on hot mornings, or "too busy" to feed their horse everyday, and of course not willing to pay someone else to do it. In my mind, if you're "too busy" to feed then you're "too busy" to own a horse.

Just my opinion, shared only when asked and not in judgement
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post #24 of 74 Old 10-26-2013, 05:20 PM
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I had a unique situation for awhile-was married to a farrier-often went w/him-saw a great variation of ways horses were kept-some in beautiful "showplace" barns, others practically in a junk yard-common thread-all were well-loved & well taken care of. Sometimes the pay was from "tip money"- Mostly dollar bills & sometimes we had to leave a bill & wait for the accountant to send a check. No matter when it comes- Money is always good & I loved visiting w/the owners when I could-we had great clients! ( About a hundred) So, yes there are may different ways of keeping horses happy & healthy. Most of these horses were on their owner's property.
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post #25 of 74 Old 10-26-2013, 05:29 PM
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Mine are people who claim they know everything about horses and then it turns out that I know more than them!
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post #26 of 74 Old 10-26-2013, 08:25 PM
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People that buy horses without a solid foundation of how to work with them.

People that can't put on splint boots.
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post #27 of 74 Old 10-26-2013, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by IRaceBarrels View Post
People that can't put on splint boots.
LOL yes.
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post #28 of 74 Old 10-26-2013, 09:57 PM
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I will admit.... I do not know how to put on splint boots, but I have not needed them yet, and I will get my trainer to show me. :P
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post #29 of 74 Old 10-26-2013, 10:50 PM
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I forgot one....

Disrespectful horses. Can't stand to be around them or work with them...especially when I can't get after them for it! GAH! I am small so like my horses responsive and respectful...not running over the top of me.

Conformation is how far the horse CAN go,
Mind is how far the horse WILL go,
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post #30 of 74 Old 10-27-2013, 04:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Chickenoverlord View Post
I will admit.... I do not know how to put on splint boots, but I have not needed them yet, and I will get my trainer to show me. :P
I have been riding for 46 years and have never ever put splint boots on a horse. Or owned a helmet and never will. What someone else can do or chooses not to do IMO is none of my business. Shalom
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