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I've been thinking recently about all the little things that irk me, pet peeves if you will. Some of them are big, some minor...but all the same they're annoying, bad habits, and sometimes dangerous. Here's some of mine to start us off...

- people with pushy horses that are afraid to push back. I'm sorry, when your horse is rearing, striking, and kicking at you, cooing in a soft voice is NOT the right way to correct it. I'm not saying beat your horse, I'm saying tell him who's boss and sort out your crap.

- when novice/new owners take on abused/aggressive horses. STOP DOING THAT! Only bite off what you can chew, nevermind how freaking "cute" they are...without help, you're bound to hurt them, get hurt, or both. Just stop.

- training at warp speed. WHY?! You're going to have to go back and redo it all anyway...no sense in forcing a frame on a 3 year old if they're going to be strung out again by 5 because it wasn't taught in the first place.

- people that think there is only ONE way to correctly train any one horse. I'm sorry, BULL. What works for one may not work for another. And what worked for the other may send the first into a frenzy. There are hundreds of ways to get the same end result...it's a matter of what works for the HORSE.

I know I have more but I'm interested to see some replies. Please keep your points short, no huge novel explainations needed...but give reason.

Let's see 'em!
 

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People who think horses are tender creatures that need to be spoiled, and that horse ends up rotten with 10000 behavior issues, and then they're like "AWW! Aint he sweet!" It's like "He's trying to bite you, not give you a hug." "It's a love bite!" "No, horses aren't kinky. Sorry."
 

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^^^ LMAO! Amazing...people just don't realise that not all horses are lifers. Eventually, someone else might have to deal with the monster you're creating.
 

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People that dwell on what irks them.
 

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I'm not dwelling, I'm stating. I'm creating a topic where people can vent on what "gets their goat". Can be as simple as someone letting their horse be lippy...eventually, they're going to pinch skinand it won't be cute then, will it?
 

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One word: People.
 

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I don't like when people let their horses paw without reprimending them. And then I have to go and fill the hole to China that they've dug. xP

I also find it annoying when people talk too often in a high ptched voice to the horses.
 

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I've been thinking recently about all the little things that irk me, pet peeves if you will. Some of them are big, some minor...but all the same they're annoying, bad habits, and sometimes dangerous. Here's some of mine to start us off...

- people with pushy horses that are afraid to push back. I'm sorry, when your horse is rearing, striking, and kicking at you, cooing in a soft voice is NOT the right way to correct it. I'm not saying beat your horse, I'm saying tell him who's boss and sort out your crap.

- when novice/new owners take on abused/aggressive horses. STOP DOING THAT! Only bite off what you can chew, nevermind how freaking "cute" they are...without help, you're bound to hurt them, get hurt, or both. Just stop.

- training at warp speed. WHY?! You're going to have to go back and redo it all anyway...no sense in forcing a frame on a 3 year old if they're going to be strung out again by 5 because it wasn't taught in the first place.

- people that think there is only ONE way to correctly train any one horse. I'm sorry, BULL. What works for one may not work for another. And what worked for the other may send the first into a frenzy. There are hundreds of ways to get the same end result...it's a matter of what works for the HORSE.

I know I have more but I'm interested to see some replies. Please keep your points short, no huge novel explainations needed...but give reason.

Let's see 'em!
lol totaly agree. and what else irks me is when pple who havent got a clue about horses think they are going to buy an untrained foal for thier young child, and that the foal and the child are going to "grow up together" that is just asking for total disaster.

and those extremely competitive parents who freak out on their kids when they dont win first place, get bucked off, even when the kid did nothing wrong.

and the way quarter horses are trained with their heads dragging on the ground going negative warp speed, and looking half dead, robotic and lame. (im not meaning to be offensive im just stating my opinion plz dont take it personaly)
 

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trainers [one in particular that i know] who gets ****ed at other trainers for 'steping on their toes' or 'instructing their students' when all they do is say something encouraging to the rider. seriously ! get over yourself....

people who think its okay to bring their 2 freak horses,who cant even lift a hoof much less hold it up, to get done by the farrier in the indoor arena when 4+ people are riding/lunging in there & there are many other places to go to get the same job done.
 

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I have many but I will limit them to a few. Go ahead, judge away if you must

- People who insist on getting into an argument with me about what a warmblood is and isn't. I don't care, I have my opinion, and it will never change!

- people who push their horses entirely too fast. Especially in eventing. Going from Beginner Novice to Preliminary in a year is not acceptable unless you are a professional and your horse is older!

- people who judge others based off of one statement they make

- people who are rich and snotty about it. Go out and buy 60K horses, and then push them, use them, and throw them out like garbage.


whew. that's about it for now :)
 

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- people who are rich and snotty about it. Go out and buy 60K horses, and then push them, use them, and throw them out like garbage.

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I like people like that because I get to buy them for meat prices, fix them and resell them for an obsene profit. Well maybe not obscene.

I don't like it when people think that bits are cruel or that a horse will be crippled if it stays shod all the time.
 

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I just don't like those people because of what they do to the horse. I know of a woman with a great horse who she has pushed too fast and her horse's mind is on the brink of insanity. it's sad.
 

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People that sit on their couches watching Parelli videos and don't ever go out and lay a hand on thier horses.

people who make up a million excuses about how it was the horse's, Vet's Trainer's, previous owner's, Farrier's, dog down the street's fault. When they just need to look at what they are doing and take responsibility.

I will probably always consider myself a novice no matter how many times I fall off a horse:) It keeps my mind open to learn new problem solving methods.
 

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o yeah and when people humanize horses. Giving them complex thought processes and abstract reasoning. It is usually not that complicated.
 
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