I love all the replies!!! I personally have tied stirrups when breaking in a new saddle, of course the string could break, but it helped for that period of time.
As far as the warm up arena I have dealt with some scenarios that are frustrating.
This one I feel for them but still scare me- amateur child or adult jumper classic warm up , a lot have the hard eye all I can think about is this big class.
The next which is far and few is the professional who has so much more to do and so much more important they must plow you over and not use correct body language to let determine where they are going.
Or the social ones who ride in pairs in a small ring and of course they are not in the class you are warming up for pay no attention to the riders trying to ride their fences.
On the other hand I have ridden with some professionals who have had crazy young horses that they were schooling and could do their best to not interfere with anyone else, great respect for them.
I have ridden with other amateurs that were sharp and focused that I would say shoot now they are probably going to woop me and win !!!!!
I guess I appreciate we school at home with a lot of horses and riders in a small ring, it helps you adapt. Even our pony kids are amazing!
Good luck with that. I'm pretty sure the entire warm up ring is full of people that need the "dummies book of warmup rings."Quote:
IMHO, if someone needed a the "Dummies Book of Warmup Rings" they do not belong at a show yet. But, we all know that too many people are inconsiderate and unsafe when playing with others, sadly.
You're right, it isn't a "sharing space issue". It's a "some people don't know how to hold/use a whip properly issue". When there's a rule, there are incidences which required that rule to be written. Unfortunately, some times it is better to say "no" to everyone. It would be great (and necessary) if all trainers taught their students how to properly hold and use a whip/crop.