Another pet peeve: People who check their phones while riding. I'm sorry, but you are on a 2,000 lb prey animal with a mind of its own, whose first instinct when it gets scared is to run and you're focusing on your phone?
I yelled at a girl who started texting while riding (despite the fact she was riding a school horse), she glared at me but put the phone away.
That's just my pet peeve though.
I worked at a place like that and have a "trainer" that does it even when's supposed to be instructing me. Even irks me still when people drive a car and do it. ( that's another rant) I don't understand what is so important to text or talk on the phone. Don't you just love the glare.
Originally Posted by A knack for horses View Post
It makes sense for breeders to pay attention to pedigrees and I would be somewhat concerned if they didn't. I am more directing it at those people who won't shut up about their new horse's lineage for 2 hours. And after a while you start thinking to yourself, "So what if you got a son of Peptoboonsmol? What can your horse do?"
When I was looking for a horse to lease I can't tell you how many times I've ran into people like that. I spoke to a lady for almost an hour about her horses pedigree.
I don't like trainers / instructors who speak bad about ANY other known trainer / instructor.
I know they're trying to make themselves look better but in my eyes the most discrete and honest person wins most respect
My most "recent" trainer. Quick to point out everything wrong about the rider's position, horse, her own horses, etc.
OH my god, yes. One time I was riding my very spooky horse in the outdoor arena, and he's already petrified of small children [something about their size I think] Some man was letting his legion of tiny tots run a muck around the arenas, they were running in at out of the judging boxes by the rings, slamming the door and WORST OF ALL throwing a jolly ball all over the place. My horse bolted and the man finally asked if his children were scaring my horse, uhm, yes!
I agree people really need to supervise their kids, especially with the screaming the horse I rode prier was used to gun shots but when kids scream it was a whole different ball game.
Knowitalls. It seems anyone who has ever seen a horse knows THE ONLY WAY to train and handle one. When I got my horse, a "trainer" (I have come to think her a fraud) told me that "an amateur like [me] could never understand the complexities of the mind of a thoroughbred" (like she could, of course, implying that I would be an idiot not to hire her). I wish she could see us now.
Nothing worse then this or so I've come to believe.