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post #31 of 74 Old 10-27-2013, 05:19 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
That's fine! To me it's not one of those things that is bad, it's just I'll see them on upside down at an even of some kind and then that is all I see. Every time I see that horse I can only see the splint boots. When I instructed at Pony Club camp I swear I fixed soooo many splint boots. It's like a weird OCD thing of mine.

The first time I put splint boots on I put them upside and back to front Someone laughed at me and quickly corrected me. It's not a bad thing, just one of those tiny little "peeves" that niggle at me every time I see them!
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post #32 of 74 Old 10-27-2013, 09:35 AM
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I would not dream of using something on my horse that I did not know how to use, lol I always thought you could mess up the tendons if you apply them improperly, so I'm kinda Leary xD.
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post #33 of 74 Old 10-27-2013, 10:57 AM
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Those who have no desire to seek out their horses' best health AND have nothing but criticism for those that do.

Rude trail manners.

Ineffective, scared people hiding in NH, especially those that cannot accept that sometimes you have to step up and present a hard line. Dangerous!!
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post #34 of 74 Old 10-27-2013, 11:43 AM
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My friend's dad came up to me once and asked me, "are any of your horses broke to ride?" We have eight horses, and not only do our families know each other super well and both have horses, he later asked - drunk off his rocker - if I would go get one for him to ride. (All of our horses are broke to ride and/or drive, barring our weanling of course,) As an added bonus, all of our horses were pastured several miles away at the time and I hand walk them to that pasture, but he still wanted me to get them.

He also insists on having horses, although refused to feed them because he was, "saving the hay for winter." I know what other people do is not my business, but when your horses are emaciated and neglected, all of a sudden it becomes more than a difference in handling techniques. It would be one thing to be feeding poor hay and graining because that is all you have, but to refuse to feed your horses is an ultimate peeve. Perhaps more of an issue of moral standards I guess.
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post #35 of 74 Old 10-27-2013, 11:44 AM
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Minor pet peeve in the grand scheme of things....
People who have no clue how to measure a horse's height!
Most of the time when someone states the height of their horse, I think, "Yeh, right." It's sort of like "and the fish I caught was this........ big."
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post #36 of 74 Old 10-27-2013, 12:19 PM
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Mine is when people look down on you when you don't have the 'best' ie. most expensive equipment. I'm in a college course with 100+ equine girls and a lot of them are just snobs, sorry but we can't all afford custom made, italian leather £600 yard boots that will just get mucked up anyway. Ok, rant over :)
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post #37 of 74 Old 10-27-2013, 12:23 PM
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My pet peeve is riders who hold the reins with two fingers....especially 3 feet apart.
Of course, unless I get asked, I do not say anything. I have a live and let live policy, what YOU do is YOUR business!

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post #38 of 74 Old 10-27-2013, 07:14 PM
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Mine is people who keep their stallion intact... I see ads on Craiglist for 10 year old, unregistered stallions.. never ridden ( but always just the nicest horses, of course!) ANd now the owner is trying to get rid of a horse that no one is going to want.
Or people who keep their sweet little colt intact and advertise them for breeding... poor conformation and all! One gal I know of is doing exactly that .. NO experience with stallions, or breeding.. not sure if she is just figuring tossing her clueless yearling in with a mare and hope nature takes its course!?
If you dont have a great stallion, with great bloodlines, and experience handling them... just geld them! It is the kindest thing...
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post #39 of 74 Old 10-28-2013, 05:07 AM
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Mine is people who just expect their horses to behave perfectly without really putting any effort in their training and then let their temper go loose on the poor horses when they don't understand what's expected from them.

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post #40 of 74 Old 10-28-2013, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by IRaceBarrels View Post
People that can't put on splint boots.
You'll be really PO'd with me, then, 'cause I don't even know what a splint boot is

For myself, I wouldn't say I have anything that's a pet peeve (execpt maybe my riding partner's tendency to go straight up steep hills instead of finding a way around), but there a vast gulf of incomprehension about show people. I mean, why spend large amounts of money, and no little time, to win (or fail to win) ribbons?
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