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  • DQ Drama- Share your experiences

    Had some drama at the barn today and while it was not funny at the time, I got to thinking it might make for a fun post if we share some of our barns' most ridiculous (and funny) DQ moments. Here are a few of mine:

    A DQ once told our BM on my friend for riding her horse on a circle because she was "trying to intimidate [DQs] horse by circling her"! Friend was then approached by DQ's trainer who confronted her about "trying to run her horse into [DQs horse]". Obviously friend was doing neither!

    Two women got into an argument because one was carrying two whips and the other thought it was scaring her horse. They ended up riding around chasing eachother with one yelling "Relinquish your whip! RELINQUISH YOUR WHIP!" lol

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    I wouldn't have thought 2 dresssage whips would have posed any problems - unless, of course, they were super long and held straight out perpendicular to the horse.

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      No freaking way! Don't misunderstand, I can see it, I just can't believe it! Were they laughing? Did you see this or hear about it? If you saw it, I want to hear more!

      I have used two whips, it works nicely to keep things quiet and steady and train very intensly about something where you are changing rein, or, with my horse, where I want to point out to him something about one side shoudler and one side haunches - like the canter depart - the inside whip carred back and the outside carried at the thigh helped him to depart on the correct lead but not swing his haunches in. Only needed it a couple times, he's so smart, the little dickens.

      Don't have DQ stories. Carry on.

      Just had to say that was too funny.
      Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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      • #4
        One girl thinks the entire barn is out to get her I really like her but she's very paranoid! She texts me all the time with some new rumor about something mean someone said about her I don't want to post too many details in case she sees this but it's always stupid stuff that can't possibly be true. A very interesting character to have around though
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        • #5
          A very interesting character to have around though
          I do miss all the quirky individuals now that I'm not boarding my horses and have them at home.

          My experience was with a DQ trainer. She once said to me in a lesson, "Your horse is built downhill and is made to pull carts, unlike my horse who's built uphill, which is why he was very expensive."

          First of all, what professional says that?
          Secondly, she is not my trainer anymore. I adore my new dressage trainer who encourages me to enjoy my Am. WB, have fun, and take him as far as I can.

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          • #6
            I was at a show and a DQ complained that a woman in the house next to the showgrounds was digging in her garden and the sound of the shovel hitting rocks was bothering her horse. I'm thinking to myself, you've got to be kidding me, this was not exactly close to the ring by any stretch... anyway, next thing you know, the coach had gone over and asked the woman to stop! Seriously. Kinda made me laugh, because next show a flock of geese landed beside the ring. Me, I would have taken the lady with the shovel!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Zugabe View Post
              I do miss all the quirky individuals now that I'm not boarding my horses and have them at home.

              My experience was with a DQ trainer. She once said to me in a lesson, "Your horse is built downhill and is made to pull carts, unlike my horse who's built uphill, which is why he was very expensive."

              First of all, what professional says that?
              Secondly, she is not my trainer anymore. I adore my new dressage trainer who encourages me to enjoy my Am. WB, have fun, and take him as far as I can.
              Huh. Weren't many of the warmblood breeds developed from or for carriage horses originally? Just sayin' ! Poor dear. At least she has her horse.
              Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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              • #8
                I don't know if this classifies as a DQ horror story, but I once boarded at a (mainly) dressage barn where the arena was at the edge of the property, all bordered with railroad ties. The owner apparently had this on-going fight with the neighbor, who had a herd of cattle. The neighbor decided that the best way to get even with his enemy was to section off a part of his pasture right next to the dressage arena, and make it small enough so that the cattle couldn't stray away from the arena, thus rendering it unusable to anyone who owned a horse that was terrified of cows - as was mine at the time. And before you say it, yes, I did spend an entire day trying to de-sensitize him to those blasted cows. I know better what to do now, but I was a total noob at the time.

                Btw, the owner of the facility didn't ride, so the only people it was "hurting" were the boarders, who had nothing to do with the feud.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by alicen View Post
                  I wouldn't have thought 2 dresssage whips would have posed any problems - unless, of course, they were super long and held straight out perpendicular to the horse.
                  And the only time you do this is in self-defense. When you are sharing the arena with DQs who NEVER look up or call their lines and feel that riding down the rail without having the right of way and then cutting within six inches of your horse is their way of letting you know they have the right of way even when they're wrong--that's when you carry two whips at a perpendicular angle.
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                    Originally posted by AnotherRound View Post
                    No freaking way! Don't misunderstand, I can see it, I just can't believe it! Were they laughing? Did you see this or hear about it? If you saw it, I want to hear more!
                    They definitely weren't laughing- They had some history so it didn't take much to lead to the blow-up. I was watching while my trainer was schooling my horse. It was one of those situations that you can't look at anyone because everyone is trying not to laugh or appear to be on one side or the other. BM ended up having to come out and resolve it.

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                    • #11
                      We called a horse Charlie the Tuna once because of the two whip outrigger of an owner. She never got it. Carry on..
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                      • #12
                        My lifes is now DQ drama free! I hope to keep it that way.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by xrmn002 View Post
                          "Relinquish your whip! RELINQUISH YOUR WHIP!"
                          I may have to steal this - too funny!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by xrmn002 View Post
                            They ended up riding around chasing each other with one yelling "Relinquish your whip! RELINQUISH YOUR WHIP!" lol
                            Well, the truely funy part of this is the cultured air of her choice of words. It would not have been the same if she was yelling "drop it you beotch!"
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                            • #15
                              The latest at my barn, when the BODQ is on a particular horse, all riders now must ride in the same direction as BODQ and said horse.

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                              • #16
                                I had a DQ ask me to give her horse a tune up and evaluate it's potential to be a hunter. WOW. I had never dealt with a DQ before and hopefully won't have to again! This horse had good manners but poor training. He went around on his front end and couldn't balance worth a darn. I rode him for about 30 min and told the woman that he needed to get into shape (and retrained) before he could really be jumped since he hadn't been ridden in 6mo. She decided that *she* would get on and evaluate him herself since she didn't like how he was going for me. I only wish I could have video taped her ride. She was all over that horse- very heavy hands, seat and legs. Things went downhill REALLY fast... yanking, kicking, swearing, frustrated grunts (from her, not the horse)...finally she gave up and got off. He apparently wasn't the second coming of neither Totilas nor Rhumba (hunter superstar).

                                "Hmmm I think I just need a different bit".

                                Yessssss, a different bit will solve his problem of being out of shape and your problem of being a bad rider.

                                And like any DQ, she later emailed me to send me a link to her no-name dressage guru's website (which had about 200 pgs of text about why he was the ULTIMATE dressage guru). She then told me she felt her horse was worth $25k as a top hunter prospect (I think the horse was 15 at the time) and asked if I wanted to buy him.

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                                • #17
                                  Huh. Weren't many of the warmblood breeds developed from or for carriage horses originally? Just sayin' ! Poor dear. At least she has her horse
                                  AnotherRound - I thought the same...the ironic part was her horse was a Friesian/QH cross...and yet she belittled of my Clyde/TB.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Zugabe View Post


                                    AnotherRound - I thought the same...the ironic part was her horse was a Friesian/QH cross...and yet she belittled of my Clyde/TB.
                                    Maybe she meant to say, "MY horse was bred to pull a carriage and work cattle."

                                    Like Freisians never saw carts. Uh huh.
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                                    • #19
                                      Living in Tallahassee, FL after college, working a crappy job, and missing my horses....I drummed up the courage to call around about riding lessons, either hunter/jumper or dressage. A few barns I called were a nightmare of snotty totty and who are you to call OUR barn you found advertised in the Yellowpages (Full Cry Farm is who stands out in my mind). Hell, you paid fro that ad, how dare I call you.

                                      Anyway so I found a nice-sounding guy and looked forward to my first lesson. I drove out there, arrived about 15 minutes early and found a lovely facility, an empty barn, and no one around except a lone rider and her instructor. I waited quietly for several minutes, observing her lesson, until her instructor advised her to let him down and out, on the buckle for a few minutes rest. At that quiet time, I spoke up and asked "Excuse me, I'm sorry to bother you, but do you know where I might find ___________?"

                                      The instructor twisted her head around to face me, scowled, and lit into me. How DARE I INTERRUPT HER LESSON. DID I HAVE ANY IDEA HOW I RUDE I WAS? ANY IDEA???!!! I DO NOT KNOW NOR DO I CARE."

                                      Or something like that..I was backing away from the frothing spittle mouthed old bat.


                                      Mr Nice Guy emerged from the house, we had a nice lesson...but I never went back. The whole thing put a nasty dressage taste in my mouth for quite some time.

                                      Hell, it's not my fault she lives in the armpit of Florida.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by AnotherRound View Post
                                        Huh. Weren't many of the warmblood breeds developed from or for carriage horses originally? Just sayin' ! Poor dear. At least she has her horse.
                                        Yes, if her horse is any sort of Warmblood or other European breed (no, not EVERY European breed, but several, e.g., Friesian)!

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