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What is your eventing pet-peeve??

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  • What is your eventing pet-peeve??

    I thought this could be fun!

    I can't stand tiny children that are ungrateful about their ponies.... I saw a little kid hop off the adorable and well behaved pony and said "I Hate my pony, I don't want him. I want a new one!!!!" I guess ever since then it's bugged me.

    I also can't stand fitted-style saddle pads, or those saddle pads with all of the leopard skin/bumblebees/lion king prints on them... don't ask, I just can't do them!


  • #2
    Originally posted by JRey View Post
    I thought this could be fun!

    I can't stand tiny children that are ungrateful about their ponies.... I saw a little kid hop off the adorable and well behaved pony and said "I Hate my pony, I don't want him. I want a new one!!!!" I guess ever since then it's bugged me.
    Hell....I've seen some adults do that.....now THAT bugs me

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    • #3
      Yes, I hate when I hear kids yelling and hitting their horses out of frustration and yelling at other people around them, and the parents and trainers do nothing about it.

      I also can not stand those who are rude to volunteers and never thank them, and of course never volunteer for anything to help others. It is especially irksome to yell at a volunteer who might have made a mistake but is doing the best they can.

      Many seem to forget that most events and horse organizations can not function without volunteers.

      GG
      Texas

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      • #4
        "Shriekers" over fences. I'm not talking about the occasional growl or those that have a running dialogue going (those can be pretty funny ), I mean the people you can hear 3 fields away yelling go go go go giiiIIIIIT on a rising, shrieking note at Every. Single. Fence.

        Drives me nuts, and I can only imaging the of the poor horse.

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        • #5
          Those who propose to sell their horse at every show. And those who take lessons in the warm-up rings and expect everyone else to clear for them.
          Team Awesome fo sho!

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          • #6
            Those who propose to sell their horse at every show. And those who take lessons in the warm-up rings and expect everyone else to clear for them.
            I second that Kcisawesome!!

            Also to add-curly manes(as mentioned in other posts!) and dirty/untidy horses in the ring
            "Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

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            • #7
              Those who put colored tape on EVERYTHING. If you really have to tape your boots so that they'll stay on at BN, maybe you need new boots. If you don't need to tape them, don't. I saw someone this year who had wrapped the top of her horse's tail with colored vet wrap--it looked like she was taking it to be bred or something.

              Those who jump 89,000 fences in warmup, then do stadium, then jump 89,000 more fences before xc, even though the ground is like concrete and it's 90 degrees. ENOUGH.

              Those whose trainers lower/ raise the warmup jumps when there are a dozen other people who are not their students and who would like to jump them, and don't have a ground person to put them back, and so have to warm up over 18 in fences. I mean, I understand people have bad days and everything, but this happened to me every time this year. If you need the fences changed, wait until everyone else is done.

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              • #8
                Bright colors with everything matching (helmet cover, shirt, breeches, saddle pad, protective boots, bell boots). It's tolerable with little kids but not with adults. Sometimes you can't see the horse and rider because of the blinding colors!
                1. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

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                • #9
                  Armbands on LEGS!!!!! That is my biggest pet peeve ever. I can't stand it!

                  When I tack check half the time I can't find the darn thing, and if they fell off and couldn't have their leg moved they'd be toast. PLUS it breaks up the line of the leg really badly and stands out worse on the leg than the arm.

                  phew... that felt better.

                  Another pet-peeve is people who do things on someone else's schedule instead of their own. Who think because "so and so" is going prelim, well they should be able to too, and then spreads that advice to others!!!

                  OOOH, and when BNT's do things that normal people wouldn't be allowed to do. And people don't care because "so and so bnt" were the one's who did it, so no harm.

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                  • #10
                    I used to say I don't like when people wear neon colored EVERYTHING, but I have come to the conclusion that is their horse, their money, and their business. If I am being blinded by someone in warm up, I just look away. It's not hurting me, and especially if their good riders I don't really care anymore. You only live once. I wore a pompom for a year at BN with my hony (I was 13/14 but look 11/12 anyways ), and my colors are purple, pink, and white. I have cut down a good bit on all the pink and purple and now it is more like purple and black since I am 15 and thought I was getting a bit old for it. I also don't mind tape on boots although I do agree it looks kind of bad on everything . Like stated above though, it may look verrryyy ugly and distract from the horse too, but it is their horse and money, JMHO.

                    What I don't like is when people's horses are not clean and shiny with maintained manes and tails. I understand ponies or horses with super thick manes that stick up all over the place because my hony's mane is like that even when pulled, but you can tell when it has actually been brushed and is clean/healthy. Also, nice and neat looking people with well fitted jackets, helmets, etc. and clean tack. Although I suppose you could apply what I said about colors to my pet peeve.
                    T3DE Pact

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                    • #11
                      my pet peeve

                      riders that are not prepared for their level and/or over-horsed. very scary in warm-up to watch!
                      www.3-dayeventing.com
                      www.sycamoreridgefarmky.com

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                      • #12
                        oooh... non shiny boots!

                        I have too many pet peeves...

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                        • #13
                          Adults wearing cutesy blingy or neon crap out there. I'm not talking about like Sharon White with her orange. Bright colors are fine. But seems some of the stuff I've seen is made like crap, looks like crap, and looks like you're poking fun at the sport. Kids, go for it.
                          Yellers
                          smackers and yankers
                          Parents in the middle of warmup or in the middle of my x-c jump
                          loose dogs
                          crying
                          leaving horse in dirty stall entire weekend
                          putting your crap in my space

                          Hearing Denny's voice in my head,'Don't be a wart on his back!'
                          Even duct tape can't fix stupid

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                          • #14
                            1. Random people/friends who "give advice" and tell you what to do during warm-up. Hello? Are you my trainer? Shut-up please

                            2. Poor turnout: Try to give your horse a bath and put some Vetrolin or something to make him shine. Braiding isn't required, but you can trim the mane. Clean your tack.

                            3. People who don't keep their area in front of a stall clean and tidy or who don't muck out their horses' stall frequently.

                            4. Stop complaining and move on. Let it go. Your dressage test was crappy but so was 75% of everyone else.

                            I used to groom for a GP rider so I guess some of my anal tendencies harken back to olden days. But I still think eventing is the BEST and MOST FRIENDLY of the riding sports and LOVE IT! I just wish I was younger and less broken ... It's costs too much time and money to put me back together!
                            Most friendships in the horse world are just an opinion away from doom.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kcisawesome View Post
                              And those who take lessons in the warm-up rings and expect everyone else to clear for them.
                              Ugh... same goes for people who don't watch where they're going!

                              Worst experience was in warm-up where this girl was... getting a lesson. Which wouldn't be totally bad if she really needed the help but try and do it early or out of people's way! The trainer kept having her circle right before and after the jumps and she just kept running into everyone. I finally stood to the side until she left.

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                              • #16
                                the lesson in the warm up really bugs me.

                                I appologize to my canadian friends...and I see this the most with adults up there....

                                All the colour going XC...I understand this can be fun but seriously over done sometimes.

                                And my big thing is not getting off...no matter the level...after XC. I have seen so many caught up in the excitement just sitting on there horses. Give them a break, hop off, loosen the girth/noseband.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by snoopy View Post

                                  And my big thing is not getting off...no matter the level...after XC. I have seen so many caught up in the excitement just sitting on there horses. Give them a break, hop off, loosen the girth/noseband.
                                  ugh... but keep the noseband buckled. I hate seeing people undo their figure eights and let them flap around almost hitting their horse's in the eye. If you want to undo it, wrap it around the cheek piece so it isn't flapping!!

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                                  • #18
                                    I am with KBG eventer- the neon-blingy thing used to bug me too, but I guess I'm (slowly) mellowing with age. They aren't hurting anyone, so who cares? I'm sure my boring conservative get-up bugs them too.

                                    I guess the only thing that really bugs me any more is rude/ inconsiderate people, whether it's some amped-up horse show mom yelling at a volunteer, or some bratty kid yanking on their horses' mouth, or some eventing diva whose ill-trained dog is running amok all over the show grounds.
                                    ~Living the life I imagined~

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Jazzy Lady View Post
                                      ugh... but keep the noseband buckled. I hate seeing people undo their figure eights and let them flap around almost hitting their horse's in the eye. If you want to undo it, wrap it around the cheek piece so it isn't flapping!!

                                      YUP..agreed. LOOSTEN.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by hey101 View Post
                                        some eventing diva whose ill-trained dog is running amok all over the show grounds.

                                        guilty as charged.
                                        But a really great way of building your collection of brushes, wraps, spurs, crops, etc. My rascal of a jack russell is quite the little clepto. When he escapes I have been known to leave a note on the board about his little habit and that if one is missing something it is probably in my trailer!!!

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