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    What are some of your biggest pet peeves??? A couple of mine are showing temper in the ring and people that just jump off of their horses after they are done and give them to a groom.

  • #2
    Temper in the Ring
    Putting a cold bit in a horses mouth
    I Hate stiff reins!
    ummm, i'll think of more.


    • #3
      Show Ring Temper, and people who blame their horse.
      People who think they own the ring.
      People that ride in 1/2seat all the time, or move their upper bodies so much they look like a ballerina(?spell)
      People who dont show in the proper attire.

      Un-horse show related
      People who think they have a TON of horse experience and are really "Greenies".
      People who leave PLasTic wrappers on the barn floor.
      People who think the "Stable Hand" is there to clean up their mess.

      eerg i could probably think of a lot more but ill behave myself
      *We tolerate behaviors in human beings that would horrify us if we saw them in a horse.*
      R.I.P El Salvador*


      • #4
        -Temper in ANY way around horses. Bad things happen.
        -mess. Or at least, leaving a mess behind.
        -Riding a really dirty horse. As in not even getting the entire SADDLE area clean first. that can't be comfortable for the horse either, and doesn't let you really check the whole horse out.
        -railbird judgers. dont EVEN get me started!

        Thats the nicer ones!


        • #5
          OK this one is wierd...non Horse related....my biggest pet peeve is when I am about to sneeze and someone says bless you before the sneeze...I know not horse related at all but still my biggest......

          Barn relate...biggest pet peeve....not sweeping.

          Riding related...point chasing not worring/concerned about the well being of the horse/pony.


          • #6
            Owners who never come to the barn to see their horses that are in full training, and show up only a week before the show and ride.

            Snobs of any kind.

            Un-horse related. People who have one child and complain how hard it is. Try three or more, or even twins!



            • #7
              Horse Show Related
              - When you are in a warm up ring, you call the jump you're going to.. and someone cuts you off

              - When someone blames their horse for everything

              - When the fitted pad is too big for the saddle. I HATEEE THAT!

              - When people give excuses for not pinning higher..


              • #8
                I HATE HATE HATE HATE when people cut in, and counter bend their horses!!!! Drives me NUTS!

                Also the temper and the not cleaning up things!


                • #9
                  bad turnout - esp. hair (it goes over your ears w/ the metal things in the front and back, and your pony tail IN your helmet!) i know people are always having issues w/ differnt hair types/ thicknesses, but w/ a good hair net (the really thick kind) i have never met anyones hair that I can't put up correctly (and i've done alot of people's hair as a result of the pet peeve)


                  • #10
                    People that non-stop brag about how great their horse is.........on and on and on.......and....their horse is not so great!

                    People who only show up to ride on their lesson days!

                    Not using bit keepers on full checks!

                    People who refuse to discipline their horse!

                    People that brag about their placing.....like "We were GREAT, got 2, 2nd's and a third" and you look on HSS and their were only 3 horses in the class! They never tell you that.

                    Biggest peeve.....people that do not trim their horses legs, fetlocks, face, bridle path, etc. - I hate that the most!

                    Oh, and new stiff reins. I have a new pair of fancy stiched Edgewoods coming and I hope I can break them in quick!


                    • #11
                      Barn Related:
                      Not sweeping up
                      Leaving blankets in the isle
                      Leaving the halter attached to the cross tie
                      Not grooming a horse and just tacking up

                      Show Related:
                      When kids yell at their parents
                      When someone does not give a pat and thank their horse after a round
                      People who daze off in the warm up ring
                      Equitation is the definition of Elegance
                      Owner of one large and goofy Oldenburg and an adorable Dutch Warmblood


                      • #12
                        People riding (or teaching lessons) in a small, crowded warm up ring while others are trying to warm up for their class and can't get to a jump because of the crowd. (Listen little kid on pony/adult on horse/trainer, we are playing Frogger and I'm the SEMI)

                        long un-pulled manes, cut forelocks
                        untidiness in general and disorganization.
                        "It is difficult not to be unjust to what one loves" Oscar Wilde


                        • #13
                          * badly done hunter hair

                          * green riders buying green horses because "they wanted a project"

                          * people who look down on people who have grooms/trainers/money/etc...

                          * Un-cared for tack

                          * Horse Show Moms

                          * People who just assume that because someone has some sort of success it was simply handed to them

                          * People who just assume that any junior or just-aged-out junior with a nice horse has had it handed to them

                          * People who don't bother learning about their sport (Hunter Seat Equitation by GHM should be REQUIRED)

                          * Anybody saying anything to the effect of "Today's juniors suck".

                          * badly done braids

                          * badly done wraps

                          * people who look down on other disciplines

                          * Name dropping

                          * people who makes stuff up about their riding

                          * People who don't know about something trying to "educate" others about it.
                          "Are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn. I can yawn, because I ride better than you. Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn. But you? Not so much..."
                          -George Morris


                          • #14
                            -temper towards a horse because of a mistake/bad round/etc.
                            -throwing loads of supplements at a horse for no apparent reason
                            -not congratulating a barn mate who did better than you did
                            -little boys or girls who gripe when asked to hand graze their pony (this one and related behaviors really get me)
                            -people who assume that just because you're grooming, you don't have brains
                            -people who assume that just because you're grooming, you don't need to eat/go to the bathroom

                            Hmm...actually, treating the 'hired help' poorly in pretty much any situation, be they grooms, cleaning staff, waitstaff, etc., gets me.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mallowlark View Post
                              -temper towards a horse because of a mistake/bad round/etc.
                              -throwing loads of supplements at a horse for no apparent reason
                              -not congratulating a barn mate who did better than you did
                              -little boys or girls who gripe when asked to hand graze their pony (this one and related behaviors really get me)
                              -people who assume that just because you're grooming, you don't have brains
                              -people who assume that just because you're grooming, you don't need to eat/go to the bathroom

                              Hmm...actually, treating the 'hired help' poorly in pretty much any situation, be they grooms, cleaning staff, waitstaff, etc., gets me.

                              Dont even get me started on that!!!! Ahhh! I HATE when people treat them poorly


                              • #16
                                Long manes
                                Cut manes
                                Loud colors for buckets, saddle pads, bell boots, halters, etc.....
                                Monopolizing the crosstie area
                                Not sweeping up after one's self
                                Not watering the indoor, so it is so dusty one can't see or breathe
                                Constantly having to argue with my husband over the horse bills!!


                                • #17
                                  TALL BOOTS THAT AREN'T TALL ENOUGH ....that is my big one

                                  Others Include.....

                                  people that judge your true riding ability by the height you are jumping

                                  poorly braided mains that look like they have been rubbed

                                  people who always blame the horse

                                  GPA Speed Airs (sorry to all you that have them, no offense, i just really don't like the look )

                                  riders with poor ring etiquette and assume that they are the only one in the ring

                                  riders that show up late for lessons/schooling and back up everyone else

                                  saddles that hang off the back of saddle pads

                                  uneven stirrup lengths

                                  ....i know...some of these make me sound obsessive
                                  ~*Little Miss Sunshine*~
                                  aka Superfreak, Sammie, Samantha, and The Pants


                                  • #18
                                    The use of drugs on the A Circuit.
                                    The Equine Wellness and Nutrition FB Group - Come join us!!


                                    • #19
                                      When people ignore barn rules. Being an employee at a boarding stable gave me a whole new and clearer perspective on being a boarder and what some horse owners are like. Barn rules are there for a reason, and it's really crappy when people think they don't apply to them. Yes, there's a reason the barn is closed when we're bringing the horses in and feeding them. Yes, there's a reason to leave gates as they are. And yes, even YOU have to sweep up after yourself.
                                      Future Re-Rider
                                      "Take care of your memories, for you cannot relive them." [Bob Dylan]


                                      • #20
                                        1. People who refuse to help their horse community

                                        2. People who think only of themselves and won't help a fellow horseman out

                                        3. People who put anything before the welfare of their horse

                                        4. Uneducated people

                                        5. Shingle Trainers (Hung a shingle, no skills to back it up)

                                        6. Replacing crappy hay with crappier hay. Bad nutrition skills in barn managers.

                                        7. People who don't understand Left to Left

                                        8. People who can't clean up after themselves

                                        9. People who don't think they should change their routine because its "always been this way"- regardless of if its effective or legal

                                        10. Snobby people - regardless of monetary status (i know some snobby middle class people, and some snobby people who think they are rich)

                                        11. People who go around "POOR ME POOR ME I SUCK"