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post #41 of 74 Old 10-28-2013, 01:40 PM
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Mine is people who buy horses because "they're a good deal" and think that all horses are the same.

It just grinds my gears. There're people by me like this. They up and bought four horses without any research. One horse they bought is barn shy, only been saddled once, never been ridden, and they bought it for their 7 year old grand daughter.

One had cancer and died on them within two weeks of them buying it.

A third needs a highly experienced rider.

And the fourth is just disrespectful and needs a firm hand. Which they don't have.

Just irks me to no end.
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post #42 of 74 Old 10-28-2013, 09:39 PM
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Riders not watching where they are riding and not respecting anyone in the ring, or their space.
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post #43 of 74 Old 10-28-2013, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by kiltsrhott View Post
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. ;)

I hate breed stereotypes. I also have a draft cross, and people ask me if I can even ride him. I get a lot of funny looks and a lot of comments about what he is and isn't suited for. XP
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post #44 of 74 Old 10-29-2013, 12:32 AM
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Mine is when people don't spend a lot of time with there horse or a horse your riding or leasing. I understand if you don't have a lot of time but when people have so much time and they don't even care about the horse but just the ride it makes me so angry.
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post #45 of 74 Old 10-29-2013, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Ottbabe View Post
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?)
We currently have 4 horses on around 2 1/2 acres (my guess) and our horses are just fine. Hay makes up for the lack of grazing at the end of summer, plus the occasional grazings in the yard
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post #46 of 74 Old 10-29-2013, 10:57 AM
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My pet peeve is taking training shortcuts. Oh she's not listening in that bit? Have this twisted wire. Oh her headset isn't perfect? Put on this martingale and draw reins.

Oh and working a young horse on a circle.. A just now 2 yr old long lining? I just keep my trap closed on that one and predict how hard that horse will be in the mouth, and his joints.. Ughh
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post #47 of 74 Old 10-29-2013, 12:39 PM
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People who don't have a clue, ask for advice then pointedly ignore it.
People who do the above and continue to ignore said advice despite repeatedly failing and getting hurt.
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post #48 of 74 Old 10-29-2013, 12:56 PM
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I have a pile of pet peeves... I'm such a witch!

1. People who feed my horse without asking.

2. People who get get offended When I say they can't ride my horse.

3. People who see my wooley mammoth Percheron out on a snowy day and tell me I'm cruel for not blanketing him.
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post #49 of 74 Old 10-29-2013, 01:00 PM
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Stuck up women at some English barns who think they are better then the rest of us (working class) because they married a rich guy who bought them a fancy push-button dressage horse.
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post #50 of 74 Old 10-29-2013, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by frlsgirl View Post
Stuck up women at some English barns who think they are better then the rest of us (working class) because they married a rich guy who bought them a fancy push-button dressage horse.
People like that (not necessarily just in the horse world) who don't realize their lifestyle is built on credit, and that "working class" person just might be able to buy & sell them twice over
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