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How if you have a nice horse or tack or anything people think your spoiled and want to bring you down. Maybe you worked your butt off to afford that stuff, or maybe your parents bought it. Either way it is of no concern to others and shouldn't bother them. My random thought of the day.... in other words, worry about yourself.
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Not really me, though at 4H I got dirty looks for having a nice horse and at NBhA shows with the same horse she's not the most competitive so I got wrote off. Seeing both sides it gets to me when people whine about others having nice things and them not. Life is what you make of it, and if your always worried about what someone else has and you don't well quite frankly its not much of a life.
 

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I strongly agree ;).
I definitely think people need to be more thankful for what they have.
I don't have the nicest tack in the world, but then I think, there's a little girl out there that would KILL to have a horse, and that makes me all the more thankful for what I have. :wink: Aaand, no matter how nice of stuff you have, it's always gonna seem like there's someone with better stuff, so there's no point in always wanting wanting wanting!!
 

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I strongly agree ;).
I definitely think people need to be more thankful for what they have.
I don't have the nicest tack in the world, but then I think, there's a little girl out there that would KILL to have a horse, and that makes me all the more thankful for what I have. :wink: Aaand, no matter how nice of stuff you have, it's always gonna seem like there's someone with better stuff, so there's no point in always wanting wanting wanting!!
Exactly.
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It drives me INSANE when people turn their noses up at me because I have nice tack and good horses. But that's my life. I chose to cut costs and not have new cars and all that "fun" stuff that other people had. I chose to make sacrifices so that I could live the lifestyle that I wanted. With nice horses and expensive tack. The only reason anyone ever has anything to say about it is because they're jealous. Because my DH works his tail off so I can be a stay at home barn bum... But its not only the way we CHOOSE to live, its a lifestyle that I want my daughter to experience. If you don't like expensive tack and nice horses, don't own them. Its pretty simple. I don't drive a BMW, I drive the finest and most handsome QH gelding around. Who are they to judge? You know what I mean?

Sorry for the little rant. This is so fresh in my mind, as a friend's friend came over today and was going on and on about the money I wasted on my horses because I paid for their papers and their breed name, rather then the horse it self... I'm like whoa buddy! I love every inch of these horses, and none of the money I spent was wasted. The only reason I don't have a grade horse is because of genetic disorders that I can't trace or look out for because I don't know where they came from. Other then that I don't really care. My lesson horse is a grade horse- complete All American. And I love him to pieces. To each their own I guess :)
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It drives me INSANE when people turn their noses up at me because I have nice tack and good horses. But that's my life. I chose to cut costs and not have new cars and all that "fun" stuff that other people had. I chose to make sacrifices so that I could live the lifestyle that I wanted. With nice horses and expensive tack. The only reason anyone ever has anything to say about it is because they're jealous. Because my DH works his tail off so I can be a stay at home barn bum... But its not only the way we CHOOSE to live, its a lifestyle that I want my daughter to experience. If you don't like expensive tack and nice horses, don't own them. Its pretty simple. I don't drive a BMW, I drive the finest and most handsome QH gelding around. Who are they to judge? You know what I mean?

Sorry for the little rant. This is so fresh in my mind, as a friend's friend came over today and was going on and on about the money I wasted on my horses because I paid for their papers and their breed name, rather then the horse it self... I'm like whoa buddy! I love every inch of these horses, and none of the money I spent was wasted. The only reason I don't have a grade horse is because of genetic disorders that I can't trace or look out for because I don't know where they came from. Other then that I don't really care. My lesson horse is a grade horse- complete All American. And I love him to pieces. To each their own I guess :)
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You know I was actually pondering something like this recently. As I listened to my crappy car that needs a new exhaust thinking I just bought a really nice horse and I'm driving a piece of junk, I have two awesomely bred barrel prospects and yet my car sounds like its dying. I did get the transmission rebuilt though! Just havent got that exhaust pipe fixed yet, that money went to a cute weanling with bloodlines I couldn't pass up for the price. Maybe next week....
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Up until a year ago I drove a 1992 volvo 240 with 220k miles on it. I drove it because it was reliable and a good car, and why buy a new one if I don't need a new one? I finally retired the old girl and got me a Subaru Outback that I LOVE! But all those years of not having a car payment helped my horse fund significantly. And helped me pay for a very expensive colic surgery last month :)
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Mine is a 1993. It doesn't have many miles and has been babied, its not a bad car just not the nicest. Its my first car and great on gas I'm going to keep it going as long as I can.
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I'm the opposite. I dislike it when people stick up their noses when I have an average (to others, to me my mare is gold) and hand-me down tack. Happens quite a bit, specially back when I was around an English barn :/ I'd get the snottiest looks from the people in the clean white saddle pads and beautiful gleaning leather saddles and their 16 hand horses.

Not saying all people are like that, but it does go both ways.
 

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I'm the opposite. I dislike it when people stick up their noses when I have an average (to others, to me my mare is gold) and hand-me down tack. Happens quite a bit, specially back when I was around an English barn :/ I'd get the snottiest looks from the people in the clean white saddle pads and beautiful gleaning leather saddles and their 16 hand horses.

Not saying all people are like that, but it does go both ways.

Absolutely! I agree with you 100%! No one really should be judging anyone by their horse or their tack. Or their car or their clothes or the way they wear their clothes. I do judge people, its human nature. But I judge people by their actions and their attitudes and by the way that they treat other people and the way they treat their animals.
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I'm the opposite. I dislike it when people stick up their noses when I have an average (to others, to me my mare is gold) and hand-me down tack. Happens quite a bit, specially back when I was around an English barn :/ I'd get the snottiest looks from the people in the clean white saddle pads and beautiful gleaning leather saddles and their 16 hand horses.

Not saying all people are like that, but it does go both ways.
Yes it does. Been there. Really I think people just need to try and not judge so often, in any way
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Absolutely! I agree with you 100%! No one really should be judging anyone by their horse or their tack. Or their car or their clothes or the way they wear their clothes. I do judge people, its human nature. But I judge people by their actions and their attitudes and by the way that they treat other people and the way they treat their animals.
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Exactly :) Treat people like you would want to be treated, it's the reason I look for the good points to comment about, it makes for more friends and less enemies.

Usually a good indicator is how someone treats their animals, I don't always go by first impressions because it doesn't tell me much about the person- not as much as how the animal acts around them.

Indie and my three labradoodles wouldn't lie about how I am, they'd let you know right away they're used to getting treats and cuddles :lol:
 
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I am currently saving for a new barrel saddle and all new fancy tack... im filling a change jar that will hold close to a grand and ill pay for the rest (im thinking at least $1500 for a saddle $200 for a pad ect) :) im working my butt off to afford all that stuff and i dont like how people assume things like that! I like girls that work for what they want! My parents havent paid for a dime of anything that has to do with my horse everything i do is all out of my pocket much like everything else. :)
 

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tianimalz-- i just read your post.. i aslo do not like that either... i hate when people look down because i didnt pay a million dollars for my horse haha yet everyone who meets him wants to take him home because he is so out going hahaha! I like it when the experts help the beginners and pass on what they no instead of being ******... teach people instead of cut them down
 

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tianimalz-- i just read your post.. i aslo do not like that either... i hate when people look down because i didnt pay a million dollars for my horse haha yet everyone who meets him wants to take him home because he is so out going hahaha! I like it when the experts help the beginners and pass on what they no instead of being ******... teach people instead of cut them down
I know the guy who got 3rd place in Jr Horse Barrels at Quarter Horse Congress this year, he would help anyone. Has helped me before. Basically if anyone needs help he's willing to help you out if he can. Not anything arrogant about him
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I've been on both side of the fence, with a cheap 'nothing special' horses, and with rather expensive, well bred warmbloods.
I spent many years riding ottb's, taking 'dud' horses from people, putting some work and competition miles into them. And at the time, I'd get looked down on by those with their imported horses and gear more expensive than I could even fathom - and, I still beat a lot of them!!

Since I started getting more rides on some very good horses, and have now bought a very pricey, well bred weanling (now yearling), I'm getting those looks from the opposite end of the spectrum. People that are at the 'nothing special' horse stage... the rumours fly, apparently my partner paid for the horse, then my parents, you get the idea...
That drives me crazier than being looked down on for having a horse that hasn't been imported or with brilliant bloodlines and paces. I have worked my backside off to have what I do, working 6 days/week with 2 jobs and a business, plus 'paying my dues' on the not so great horses.
Yep, it does irritate me when you get the young girls with parents that buy everything for them, but mostly because I feel it teaches kids nothing if they have everything bought for them. I was never fed off a silver platter by my parents, I've always had to save for what I wanted to buy, I go without a lot, rarely go out with friends, rarely go shopping for myself. So I don't like to be put in the same basket as those that have had it handed to them!

As for cars, I'm the same as some of the above, I'm still driving a '94 Suzuki Vitara soft top, has done nearly 300 000km now, it stinks when I turn it on, burns oil, just about boils me alive in summer, the suspension has all but gone so I nearly hit my head on the roof if I hit a bump too fast. But, I've got one hell of a super young horse out there in my paddock, and that makes it worth it!!
 

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Well, I didn't work my butt off and save to buy expensive tack.....

I worked my butt off and saved to buy my Wintec! :lol:

I love my barn. I have had so many compliments on my crappy Wintec, even though it sits among County, Crosby, Stuben, and all sorts of other nice saddles in the tack room. There is a M. Toulousse that I drool over every time I go in there, yet people still compliment my plastic saddle.

Did I mention I love my barn? :lol:
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the one thing that really bugs me is when my friends or other kids at school say im rich or spoiled because i have a horse, my family is not rich and i try my best to help pay for stuff for my horse the only thing i havent paid or helped paid for was my horse i always feel bad asking my parents for money if i need something for my horse so i normally try to save up for it and i work at the barn to keep the bord down. right now im saving for an english saddle and i almost have enough for the one i want i like working for what i want its a good feeling
 

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the one thing that really bugs me is when my friends or other kids at school say im rich or spoiled because i have a horse, my family is not rich and i try my best to help pay for stuff for my horse the only thing i havent paid or helped paid for was my horse i always feel bad asking my parents for money if i need something for my horse so i normally try to save up for it and i work at the barn to keep the bord down. right now im saving for an english saddle and i almost have enough for the one i want i like working for what i want its a good feeling
I hear you here. Some people like to think I just have money growing out of my butt because I have a little gaited horse who is well trained. The truth is I work very hard, and sometimes still come up short and need outside help just to feed and keep her!! Heck, I couldn't even pay for her up-front, I worked my little butt off for two days clearing trees for someone in trade for a unbroke 2 1/2 year old :? Is Indie well fed? Yes. Is she looked after health wise and feet regularly done? Yes, but lord people... don't think that it's because I have money, if I didn't know how to do her feet and the training, or if I had to board- there is no way I could keep Indie.

Last I checked, I got ten dollars in the bank account after buying hay :rofl:
 
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