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post #61 of 74 Old 11-03-2013, 12:12 AM
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Lol, at that point I think everyone within sprinting distance would die xD. Or god forbid I had my rasp, I would be going ninja style with a rasp sword.

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post #62 of 74 Old 11-03-2013, 01:22 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."
I agree and disagree. There are some situations I read about on here that, whether it's an option or not I think the poster needs beyond internet help. And if they're in that situation and help isn't an option they should reconsider their current situation.

That being said, I am self taught. Horse Forum is invaluable to me. I get amazing answers to most all of my questions, it's my go to when I need help. My horses get all the care they need but I can't shell out extra for lessons, as much as I want to. there has been a single time I knew I was in over my head and I did pay get someone out to help me - and an hour later made a world of difference, and I haven't needed her back since. so all in all I do think people are too quick to jump on the 'get a trainer' bandwagon (no doubt they'd already thought of that before posting the thread) but sometimes the situation really is dangerous and I would not feel comfortable advising them online when what they need is hands on help. Self teaching is great but one needs to recognize when it becomes too much like I did, and not everybody does.
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post #63 of 74 Old 11-03-2013, 08:12 AM
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I'm a bit OCD about tack and grooming so I have a lot of pet peeves...
-Leaving the straps and girth loop on the saddle pad flapping around while you ride.
-Not tucking away the excess stirrup leather.
-Not using the keepers on your bridle.
-People who don't take the time to groom their horses before riding.
-When people don't hang the leadropes on the gate and let the horses trample them into the mud.

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post #64 of 74 Old 11-03-2013, 09:08 AM
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My only pet peeve is hearing about the hassles of owning and providing for a horse.

I wish i had their problems.

I wish I had their horse.
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post #65 of 74 Old 11-03-2013, 03:34 PM
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Lol, at that point I think everyone within sprinting distance would die xD. Or god forbid I had my rasp, I would be going ninja style with a rasp sword.
YIKES!!

Death by rasp.....what a horrible way to die! Unless, of course, you only shaved away the unwanted pounds......


Better wash that hoofpick before decapitating someone. You wouldn't want that poo to give them an infection.

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post #66 of 74 Old 11-03-2013, 03:58 PM
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When people don't wear hairnets at shows.

When people don't clean their water buckets or tubs and they're all disgusting. This especially bothers me at boarding facilities.

People who let their horse touch noses with yours.

People who chit chat and walk abreast in a group in the warmup ring so they block everyone.

People who never clean their tack.

Show bows.

When people don't care about saddle fit.
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post #67 of 74 Old 11-03-2013, 06:49 PM
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People who let their children feed crap food to unknown horses

People who act all "holier than thou" because they follow Parelli or some other "natural" school. Nope sorry, I've nothing against the method and if it works for you, keep using it, but "natural" is a silly word that means nothing other than "I will call my method natural so you will buy it".
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post #68 of 74 Old 11-03-2013, 07:01 PM
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Oh, Cielo Notturno reminded me.... I hate it when horse ad's say "parelli (CA, whatever..) trained" . If Parelli did not train the horse, he is not Parelli trained to me.
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post #69 of 74 Old 11-03-2013, 07:05 PM
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My only pet peeve is hearing about the hassles of owning and providing for a horse.

I wish i had their problems.

I wish I had their horse.
My offer of poop still stands...
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post #70 of 74 Old 11-03-2013, 07:07 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

Beheading is quite dramatic. I usually just gouge out an eye with mine.
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