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post #51 of 74 Old 10-29-2013, 03:19 PM
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I have a few but:

1. people who discredit anything that deviates from their own preferences/think they're better than everyone else
2. people who buy a horse with no knowledge and decide not to learn
3. people who abandon their horses (or any animals)
4. people who don't make their horse mind because: "Oh poor, poor flopsy is outside ALL the time" please.... it's a horse.
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post #52 of 74 Old 10-29-2013, 03:32 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.

This is a big one for me....I'm actually moving from the barn I was at because of it kinda...I've told the horses mom I've been having trouble with her countless times and she wont do anything about it (Co-op self care so we take turns feeding each day and handle eachothers horses). Well yesterday the horse decided to take a bite out of my brand new saddle while I was wrapping my horses legs... Andddd her mom just laughed about it when I texted her! Terribly mannered horse. Its my fault because I don't shoo her horse away every 30 seconds like she tells me to do. I cant get anything done when her horses is walking on top of me basically while trying to groom mine.
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post #53 of 74 Old 10-29-2013, 08:44 PM
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If a horse took a bite out of my saddle, I would have punched the ever living crap out of it, I don't care if it was the popes horse!

"two things are infinite: the universe, and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe." - Albert Einstein
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post #54 of 74 Old 10-29-2013, 08:48 PM
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Haha, you have no idea how tempted I was. The **** mare is always trying to lick my dressage saddle or steal my pads off it. I sit it on the fence for like a minute while tacking up and shes all over it. I'm surprised that one isn't bit up yet :( She ripped the fabric on my new aussie saddles polley :( I think I'll be able to kinda fix it though, at least I got a ride in it and know I'm not returning it before it happened.

Once I actually took it upon myself to lunge her in the field when she wouldn't stop trying to run me over. After that one time she did listen to me a bit better at least...but her mom found out and was ****ed...I understand why but when someone tells you multiple times they're having trouble handling your horse and they HAVE to handle your horse sometimes you really should do something.
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post #55 of 74 Old 11-02-2013, 07:39 PM
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Haha, you have no idea how tempted I was. The **** mare is always trying to lick my dressage saddle or steal my pads off it. I sit it on the fence for like a minute while tacking up and shes all over it. I'm surprised that one isn't bit up yet :( She ripped the fabric on my new aussie saddles polley :( I think I'll be able to kinda fix it though, at least I got a ride in it and know I'm not returning it before it happened.

Once I actually took it upon myself to lunge her in the field when she wouldn't stop trying to run me over. After that one time she did listen to me a bit better at least...but her mom found out and was ****ed...I understand why but when someone tells you multiple times they're having trouble handling your horse and they HAVE to handle your horse sometimes you really should do something.
I would charge her for the repairs. If a horse dared laying it's teeth on my brand new saddle, it would be running for it's life away from crazed, saddle protective me.
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post #56 of 74 Old 11-02-2013, 09:05 PM
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About people not controlling their horses: in a group ride, one mare doesn't like mine: mine is well-behaved, no kicking, no flat ears and the mare that doesn't like mine is not controlled and I have to watch out for that horses feet and teeth. Resulting in me having to ride away from everyone else even though her horse is the problem.

Guess that's another reason why I just prefer to ride alone.
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pet peeve threads. they are my pet peeve.
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post #58 of 74 Old 11-02-2013, 11:34 PM
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pet peeve threads. they are my pet peeve.
Better for us to vent about what we hate harmlessly on the Internet than bottle it up and eventually explode across the barn and behead someone with a hoof pick
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post #59 of 74 Old 11-02-2013, 11:41 PM
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Better for us to vent about what we hate harmlessly on the Internet than bottle it up and eventually explode across the barn and behead someone with a hoof pick
But, I'd love to see that! (as long as I'm not the one being beheaded by a hoofpick)
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post #60 of 74 Old 11-03-2013, 12:12 AM
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I will share one that I know I will probably get some flack for.

Something that really gets on my nerves is when someone asks a question about their horse and then they get 15 replies, "You need lessons," "Get a trainer," "Get an experienced horse person to help you," blah blah.

Well you know if that that was an option don't you think they would all ready be doing that!!! Also what is wrong with self taught? There is a lot of people who never take a lesson a day in their life and are excellent horse people. Do they go through some trail an error, sure, but in the end it is teaching you just as much when you get it wrong and then right. Lessons are really expensive and its unrealistic to expect that everyone has the resources to afford them or for those of us who live rurally that there is even a place to take lessons. And if you don't do lessons and are self taught that is just fine it doesn't make you a bad horse owner. As for people who do take lessons that is great too! I think both the trainer route and the do it your self route should be respected. I just don't think the answer to every question is "Get a Trainer."
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