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post #21 of 25 Old 03-13-2010, 06:20 AM
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-Parelli is an idiot, and even if he weren't, nobody is right 100% of the time about anything ever so stop worshipping him and think for yourself (and your horse) for once.
-Hitting a horse that is doing something dangerous is okay and not going to end the world. He's a lot bigger than me. If he doesn't respect me, I'm probably going to be killed.
-We have one arena for riding in and 30 or so boarders that all want to ride, lunge, and turn out their horses from time to time..do not turn your horses out in the arena and walk away for an hour. I'm not even allowed to do that, and my horse is actually stalled. Your horses live in a pasture. Why are you even turning them out in the first place? They live their whole lives turned out. Tie them, for god's sake. If you're scared they're going to pull back, get them trained.
-If people want to ride or lunge their horses and you are just working on your Parelli whatever, just get out of the arena. Your horse is always on that lead line (even when he's rolling I guess, that's..yeah.) so you can do that outside.
-Turnout is important. Barn owners, especially those that have the available space, need to make space available for turnout other than just the one arena everyone has to ride in. People who own stalled horses need to be regularly turning their horses out instead of letting the poor things rot in their stalls and develop god knows what health issues all over the place. If you don't have the time or can't afford to pay someone to do it, either put him in a pasture or sell him, for god's sake.
-I don't mind my horse being close to me as long as he is respectful. He wouldn't bite me for all the cookies in the world, so there is no reason I can't let him sniff me or rub his head on me. I'm his owner. He's my horse. If you don't like it, don't let horses do it to you. I don't mind it. That doesn't make me an idiot.
-Hit my horse (for reasons other than biting, kicking, etc which he doesn't do anyway) and I will kill you in your sleep. Hit him in the face and I will kill you when you're awake and drag it out.
-Yes, I'm vegan. That has nothing to do with my horsemanship whatsoever. It doesn't mean I'm new to horses (I've been riding my whole life) and going to change my mind over time. My horse doesn't know the difference between well-fitting, well-broken in synthetic material and well-fitting, well-broken in leather. Using it doesn't mean I would ever disregard his comfort.

-I'm not a horse. You're huge. I will not play.
-You have no idea how lucky you are to have me as your owner. All I ask in return is that you pay attention to me when I am working with you. You spend all day with those stall buddies, you don't have to make such a big deal out of seeing them outside.
-When you're tied, just stand. It's not such a long wait, and that's what you do all day anyway. Be glad you're not working. Enjoy it, because in a minute you will be, and you'll be wishing you were back here standing around getting groomed and pampered.

As you can see..I have a lot more people issues than horse issues, because that's generally where the problem lies anyway, isn't it? :)
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post #22 of 25 Old 03-13-2010, 06:34 AM
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A few more I want to add..

-Your horse is roaming around a working ranch with a rope halter dead tied to a long lead that is dragging on the ground. ....do I really have to explain this?
-You are one human. You can not work two horses at the same time. You don't need one roaming aimlessly around the arena while you Parellize the other one. Take him out so that someone else can share the arena with you. Again....we only have one. Everyone seems to forget that.
-Leave the breeding to the professionals. Your horse may be completely gorgeous, but she/he is probably not breeding quality. That's an okay thing and not an insult to you or your horse in the least.

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post #23 of 25 Old 03-13-2010, 10:41 AM
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-Even though you have a crush on my trainer, you have no need to try to distract him when I'm trying to have a lesson.
-Again(for the same very annoying person), even though you think he's sexy, riding your horse around at break neck speeds when your horse doesn't even know how to turn is not attractive!!!!
-Even though my trainer is in the indoor helping someone teach there horse to lunge, you do not come over, grab the lunge line, and proceed to swing the whip around freaking the horse out more.
-Though my horse was pastured with your horse, I don't want you hugging her, giving her treats, or touching her other than to shoo her away from the fence. You are a pyscho that's why you got kicked out of the barn.(Yes, we had to kick her out because the thing with her crush on my trainer got to crazy)
-Yes, I understand you want your own horse so you can ride with your daughter. What I don't undrstand is why you bought a huge horse and have not taught him any manners. I am the stable girl. I don't have time to teach your disrespectful, bully horse his manners
-When my young, green horse is acting up, I don't need your inexperinced horse. If I ask for your help and you help, thanks. If I don't let me handle it, I'm not a moron.

To see the wind's power, the rain's cleansing, and the sun's radiant life, one need only to look at the horse.

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post #24 of 25 Old 03-13-2010, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by rockyxpony View Post
. People who own stalled horses need to be regularly turning their horses out instead of letting the poor things rot in their stalls and develop god knows what health issues all over the place.
This made me think of another one : p

- Hmm would it kill you to let your 10 horses (10 too many) out of their stalls and into the great amazing pasture you have. They won't kill each other like you think they will. I have four that are all in a pasture together, yes they fight but hey they are still alive and kicking even the oldest one at her late 30s! They need to be put out for more than just 10 min. at a time and you know actually WORKED WITH, other than of course halter day at the show....it could actually be a dangerous situation. If you are seriously too afraid of your horses to work then sell them, don't get more and leave the other ones (that are still babies) to just stand in the stall.
- Don't critize the way my horse is acting while in cart class when you can't even have the guts to drive your own dead broke horse. She had the wrong bit and we are new to driving. We have someone who knows how to drive telling us what we need to do, in fact it seems he's the same one who trained your horse, you just like to pretend he didn't.
- I don't suggest bragging about the numerous wheelbarrel loads of horse crap that you shovel out of your barn every spring because you are just too lazy/afraid to go down there regularly and clean them...

- I understand you don't want to be super clean, but at least wait until AFTER i've gone out of sight before you decided to roll in the dirt a undo the nice job i did of cleaning you up
- Listen to what i tell you the first time and don't try and do it again, if you listen there won't be a problem, if you don't you just make more work for yourself.
- Plastic bags will NOT eat you. In fact neither will 90% of any of the other things that you are afraid of.

Hmm i'm done
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post #25 of 25 Old 03-13-2010, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Draftgirl17 View Post
This made me think of another one : p

to work then sell them
Sorry that should be work with them. I type to fast sometimes lol!
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