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post #11 of 29 Old 03-19-2013, 09:39 PM
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Oh, I totally agree with you! If I had been eight and trying to work with my first horse... It would have worse than it was. I also had two sisters going through the same thing at the time. (Yes, we bought three, 3 year old, wild mares, for the first horses that our family ever owned). That helped a lot. They were there to pick me up, and tell me to get back on.

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post #12 of 29 Old 03-19-2013, 09:44 PM
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My first horse was a two year-old arab/QH filly. Eventually, due to my lack of knowledge we grew to despise each other, I admit it. In retrospect, I don't blame her one bit! I sold her to a family that only wanted a trail horse, which she (bella) was good at . . . she was not a jumper or a dressage horse. BUT if I had not of ended up with her I probably would not have ever gotten into english in the first place. So . . . I like to think everything happens for a reason I guess . . .
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post #13 of 29 Old 03-19-2013, 09:49 PM
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I can't stand when people stereotype based on the appearance of something/someone. Someone once told me that western riders are so abusive that when their horses rear they flip them over, they yank on their horses face, they're such bad riders and that's why they have a saddle horn to hang on to. Or that English riders are stupid because they sit up straight, wear helmets, wear "funny looking clothes", sit in "uncomfortable saddles" and don't have saddle horns.
Oh yeah, people have said that -_-#
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post #14 of 29 Old 03-19-2013, 09:55 PM
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What really drives me crazy are the people who find it necessary to show off on their horse. For instance, this woman I rode with would (also a dressage rider) spur her horse and clench at this mouth to make him act up so she could show everyone how "out of control he gets" and how good of a rider she must be to control him . . . *rolls eyes*
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post #15 of 29 Old 03-19-2013, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Faceman View Post
I would agree with you in that scenario, although if they are uneducated about horses, how would they know? I honestly sort of look at that as the fault of the seller of the horse - not the parents, because they don't know any better. I bred and sold a lot of horses in my time, but would never sell a green horse to a family that knew nothing about horses - not even to adults. But we all know some people will sell a horse to anyone just for the money - even if they know the horse isn't right for them...
If they're uneducated about horses, it's their responsibility to acquire the necessary knowledge prior to getting one. They're adults. They need to be accountable for what they do.

While it's a noble gesture, it's most certainly not the seller's job to evaluate prospective horse and rider combinations. Are you're right...not everyone is going to be considerate like you were when it comes to making those recommendations.
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post #16 of 29 Old 03-19-2013, 10:10 PM
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Do you know what drives me crazy? So many horse people think that THEIR WAY IS THE ONLY WAY...if someone thinks something different, or wants to try something different, they are looked down upon or take &%%# for it.

Um yeah, whatever guys. Guess what? Horses are animals. Yes, you can compare animals to other animals. Yes, you can use techniques used on dogs, cats, orangutans, I don't care what other animal to train horses, as long as it WORKS. The caveat is, of course, that a horse is HUGE and can be dangerous because it's HUGE. *NOT* because they are some sort of majikal or mystical animal and you're doing it wrong because Joe Schmuck down the road says so....

Oh and the kids with horses thing...I didn't BUY my shetland colt for my son, but you know what? That darn colt loves my son to death, follows him around like he's a higher ranking horse...and my three year old that does not like horses or the idea of riding them LOVES that shetland colt, and says he wants to ride him, and that it's HIS HORSE. Would I ever put my son on an untrained shetland colt? NO. Would I ever let my son, around the age of five or so "train" that shetland colt? NO. But are they, inadvertently "growing up" together? YES. It's positively bizarre the relationship they have, that colt trusts my son COMPLETELY... Someday, it really will be his (gelding).

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post #17 of 29 Old 03-20-2013, 01:01 AM
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I hate it that people who are not equestrians buy equestrian property in our area, (which is pretty rare these days), then demolish the perfectly good two stall barn and paddocks so they can put in a sport court!
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post #18 of 29 Old 03-20-2013, 01:18 AM
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I hate it that people who are not equestrians buy equestrian property in our area, (which is pretty rare these days), then demolish the perfectly good two stall barn and paddocks so they can put in a sport court!
Ugh... I drive by places everyday with beautiful pasture I'd like to have and they don't even use it... /sigh. What I could do with all those beautiful FLAT acres.
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post #19 of 29 Old 03-20-2013, 01:21 AM
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I was 11 when my parents got me my first horse. They weren't horsey, well my Dad owned race horses, but that's not handling horses.

My parents paid for trainers for me at least 3 times a week. One local trainer who taught me daily handling twice a week, and one trainer we'd ship to for lessons.

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post #20 of 29 Old 03-20-2013, 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by tinyliny View Post
I hate it that people who are not equestrians buy equestrian property in our area, (which is pretty rare these days), then demolish the perfectly good two stall barn and paddocks so they can put in a sport court!
There's one property in my neighborhood that used to board horses (small barn, maybe 8 stalls). Beautiful barn, outdoor runs that opened to the pastures, pretty white fencing, and I think there was even a small arena between the rows of stalls. About a year ago someone bought it and turned the barn into a shop
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