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What has irritated you the most in 2007 (I will start.. video of Anky falling off)

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  • What has irritated you the most in 2007 (I will start.. video of Anky falling off)

    What has irritated you the most in 2007 (I will start)

    My biggest irritation in 2007 was the reactions of thousands of cyber-riders
    about this incident.


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  • #2
    Not enough kvetching going on here for ya yet, eh?

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    • #3
      Witch hunts in general and the complete inability of some people to take their own advice or recognise a kettle when they are quite clearly potty.

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      • #4
        I assume this is about internet forums and not real life.

        So yeah, it's irritating when people express glee because someone gets bucked off. Agree with Theo on that one. On another board someone posted that the video of AVG getting bucked off was 'funny'. Yeah, hilarious.

        Parelli and other NH franchises are irritating.

        Extremists (parelli-ites, barefoot evangelists, socalled equine podiatrists, for example) are irritating

        People who think dressage is inherently cruel because they read it on the innernet(sic). Because of the internet this is filtering down. I had a potential boarder (very green) come by. She said she was warned away from dressage by ( a horse whisperer) because it is cruel. SIGH. Where do you begin with that. I know the ' horse whisperer' in question. He is very new to horses himself but has learned all about what is wrong with dressage from the 'innernet'.

        People who can barely ride themselves but think all competitive dressage is crap.

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          #5
          And...

          Another frustration !

          The whole world watched the brave Dutch riders who saved all the horses when a part of Holland was flooded. But how many of you saw the footage with all the dead horses, because the Dutch government toke the descission to give our army the first try to save these horses, with the result that many horses died because our government didn't want to listen to the horse-people.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by freestyle2music View Post
            Another frustration !

            The whole world watched the brave Dutch riders who saved all the horses when a part of Holland was flooded. But how many of you saw the footage with all the dead horses, because the Dutch government toke the descission to give our army the first try to save these horses, with the result that many horses died because our government didn't want to listen to the horse-people.

            But I thought the whole story was that those particular horses were destined for slaughter so they were only "saved" temporarily.

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            • #7
              Most frustrating for me so far (I know I know, the year is basically over, but ya never know...LOL):

              the high-handed decision of the USEF Dressage Committee to decide by themselves how they want to implement a proposal most people are not in favor of in the first place.

              I dont CARE that the first time they try to implement it, they would probably be sued by umpteen DQs etc.

              I dont CARE that it is a tempest in the teapot known as US dressage.


              I DO care that the proposal is on the table for the silliest reason-- "welfare of the horse" -- and in no foreseeable way will benefit US dressage.

              so humph!
              taking toys and going home!

              <g>
              one oak, lots of canyons

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              • #8
                Djeeezz This irritates me most, people going on international sites to complain about a rescue action of more than 1 year ago. People on both occasions (the first and the second rescue action) tried their best. Horses drowned and that was bad enough why go fingerpointing at people who were actually trying too and could drown too by trying? Pffff This post really is like whipping a dead horse. Go home do something interesting for a change.. instead of creating havoc on international boards..
                And no Sandy M these horses were not butchered afterwards because there was a lot of protesting and there were a lot of caring people who took care of the horses.
                Offspring of Ramiro Z clique,member TrakehNERD Clique Very proud and honored to be the human of Fargo (RIP) and Whizzard. Whizz what a true friend you are.

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                • #9
                  Posters on this forum who argue emotionally rather than trying to see both sides of the story and apply a certain amount of logic to an argument. Although I must say, the posters on the dressage forum have always seemed much more mature and reasonable. Maybe we have more patience?
                  Most friendships in the horse world are just an opinion away from doom.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by fargo View Post
                    Djeeezz This irritates me most, people going on international sites to complain about a rescue action of more than 1 year ago. People on both occasions (the first and the second rescue action) tried their best. Horses drowned and that was bad enough why go fingerpointing at people who were actually trying too and could drown too by trying? Pffff This post really is like whipping a dead horse. Go home do something interesting for a change.. instead of creating havoc on international boards..
                    And no Sandy M these horses were not butchered afterwards because there was a lot of protesting and there were a lot of caring people who took care of the horses.
                    Do you mean to say that it's only allowed to discus this ommision on a Dutch bulletin board ? I just wanted to make a statement that many people from foreign countries are not well informed and don't have the slightest idea what really happened. And..... please read...I don't fingerpoint at the people who were trying to save these horses. I fingerpointed at the local authorities who were taking the wrong descissions which costed a lot of horses their life. And since you bring this up, why do we hold healthy horses to be butchered in Holland or any other country ? And why is Holland the biggest exporter of horsemeat. Maybe you should order the brochure "Na dressuur in de frituur" van Wakker Dier.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by freestyle2music View Post
                      Maybe you should order the brochure "Na dressuur in de frituur" van Wakker Dier.
                      does this translate to "No dressage horses in my fritters!" ?

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                      • #12
                        Nina's Story
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                        • #13
                          My body is not as agile as the vision in my minds eye, but we're makin' progress.

                          The internet stuff...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by egontoast View Post
                            I assume this is about internet forums and not real life.

                            So yeah, it's irritating when people express glee because someone gets bucked off. Agree with Theo on that one. On another board someone posted that the video of AVG getting bucked off was 'funny'. Yeah, hilarious.

                            Parelli and other NH franchises are irritating.

                            Extremists (parelli-ites, barefoot evangelists, socalled equine podiatrists, for example) are irritating

                            People who think dressage is inherently cruel because they read it on the innernet(sic). Because of the internet this is filtering down. I had a potential boarder (very green) come by. She said she was warned away from dressage by ( a horse whisperer) because it is cruel. SIGH. Where do you begin with that. I know the ' horse whisperer' in question. He is very new to horses himself but has learned all about what is wrong with dressage from the 'innernet'.

                            People who can barely ride themselves but think all competitive dressage is crap.
                            I am with you 100%- first really good post about the general stupidity of peeps looking at dressage...LOL! ( I am often amazed how otherwise perfectly intelligent, functioning and competent peeps- turn into absolute fools as soon as they approach the barn and put their dressage paraphenalia on...???)
                            "the man mite be the head but the woman is the neck and the neck can turn the head any way she wants..." -smart greek woman

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                              #15
                              And....

                              But....... these armchairs/keyboard riders who are convicting all the topriders, trainers and judges often make one mistake. They put videos of their own rides and training on YouTube.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by class View Post
                                does this translate to "No dressage horses in my fritters!" ?
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                                "If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom."
                                Byron

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                                • #17
                                  But....... these armchairs/keyboard riders who are convicting all the topriders, trainers and judges often make one mistake. They put videos of their own rides and training on YouTube.
                                  That is, IF they ride at all.

                                  But really, this IS what has irritated me most in 2007, and also 1999 through 2007. The same group on a mission to save dressage from the evils of modern competition riders. I deserve to be irritated though, because I allow myself to go 'over there' and read this stuff.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by ToN Farm View Post
                                    That is, IF they ride at all.

                                    But really, this IS what has irritated me most in 2007, and also 1999 through 2007. The same group on a mission to save dressage from the evils of modern competition riders. I deserve to be irritated though, because I allow myself to go 'over there' and read this stuff.
                                    Nice wording Ton- just soo tactful and correct....aren't we all so united and ready for 2008!!

                                    YIPPIE!!!
                                    "the man mite be the head but the woman is the neck and the neck can turn the head any way she wants..." -smart greek woman

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                                      #19
                                      Yes but....

                                      [QUOTE=ToN Farm;2886289]That is, IF they ride at all.

                                      But really, this IS what has irritated me most in 2007, and also 1999 through 2007. The same group on a mission to save dressage from the evils of modern competition riders. I deserve to be irritated though, because I allow myself to go 'over there' and read this stuff.[/QUOTE]

                                      I know how that feels, and allthough we all can stop visiting these boards and use the ignore button more often that we do, we still like to torture ourselfs by going through all these postings.

                                      The only thing I wish for 2008 is that all people keep posting their own thoughts and NOT just follow the leader.

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                                      • #20
                                        This is amusing. I thought this thread would turn into a bashing of top riders, and it did the opposite, LOL. Bashing of the BASHERS of the top riders, LOL.

                                        But I agree.

                                        I think the thing that's the best about these bb's is the sharing of information, but the thing that's the WORST is the incredible reinforcement it gives to people to gossip and complain about what other people do instead of thinking about how to establish and reach sensible goals.

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