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post #1 of 21 Old 05-16-2013, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Rider "Cocky-ness" and a "Know It All" Attitude

Does it ever feel like you are being snubbed whenever someone tries to 'teach' you something about horses? I mean I have grown up around horses.... until about 14. Then I was into teenage things and then off to college. Now I am 24 and I recently moved onto my boyfriends' parents' ranch where we have horses, a riding area, round pen etc. and I recently realized I wasn't as experienced as I thought it was, afterall a horse is hardly a bicycle, right? I was riding a horse without much time under the saddle. I was cocky and thought I had it going on. Then what do you know? He started at a gallop then went out of control (all while I'm trying to trot) and I bailed off...into a fence. My leg is all beat up from catching a hoof after I landed. Do you ever catch yourself being a horse "know it all" or do you know someone who is on?
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post #2 of 21 Old 05-16-2013, 08:41 PM
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I got a little too cocky when I was younger. When I was standing in the middle of a wheat field watching the tail end of my horse as she ran back to the barn, I decided I didn't know much. (Teenagers!)

My niece was a know-it-all when she was little. I would tell her something and her response was ALWAYS "I know." She also got knocked off her high horse, so to speak.

Learning never stops
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post #3 of 21 Old 05-16-2013, 08:43 PM
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oh dont worry. just when you think you 'know it all', your horse will be more then happy to prove you wrong. lol.
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Oh yes, when I was a teen, I thought I was be all and end all of everything horsey, that was put to rest in short order when I got a job at a training/riding stable.
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post #5 of 21 Old 05-16-2013, 09:13 PM
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I know lots of know it alls, but only know a few folks who actually know anything.

One of my favorite pastimes is watching overly self important "cowboys" eat dirt. A fast talker can buffalo a lot of people, but ya can't bull**** a horse on a mission.
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post #6 of 21 Old 05-16-2013, 09:28 PM
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Ya'll are kinda telling my life's story! You should have heard me and my family spouting off when we first got hooked on Parelli and other NH stuff! We must have been sickening. I cringe when I think back on it.
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post #7 of 21 Old 05-16-2013, 09:46 PM
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the only time you know you are a "know it all" is when you have moved on and are looking back, and aren't one anymore.
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post #8 of 21 Old 05-16-2013, 09:54 PM
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I wouldn't call myself one now, but yes... I once was, my answer to everything was 'I know' but since I have fallen off many times in my years of riding and have taken my hits with horses, and even since I have gotten my own horse (I have been riding for 8-9 years now) I have realized you never stop learning and even the most experienced riders are learning everyday. I think every horse person was once, or will be in there horse life a 'know it all' just because they THINK they can ride...
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post #9 of 21 Old 05-16-2013, 09:55 PM
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Your horse will always keep you humble. Just when you think everything is going well then WHAM! Your horse can and will almost always brings you right back to Earth. Just ask me how I know?
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post #10 of 21 Old 05-16-2013, 09:56 PM
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Breezy, I think you're right. And I think the BEST riders are always learning.

Learning never stops
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