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  • #41
    Parelli people

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    • #42
      Borrowers

      At our barn - small show barn - we are all cool with leaving our tack out. If you use it, clean it and put it back. Well, a few weeks ago, two of my sets of draw reins had horsie chew marks about 12 inches long. I know who was the responsible party for the damage. When I asked the person about it, they said they had no idea how it happened. Luckily I know a good leather repair person who was able to salvage them. I now no longer have my extra tack out for use by my trainer or anyone else. I don't want to take the chance of having my other nice things damaged by inattentiveness of others.
      Debbie

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      • #43
        Ooh, another one: Railbirds.

        I don't mean the ones that watch you ride; that's pretty typical and to be expected. (If they're critiquing, that's something else.) I mean the ones that come and just...hover. Lean over the rails of the pipe corral while I muck the stall...and not say anything. Just...hover. Bleh.

        Hubby had someone come over and ask a quick question as he was about to drive off. He rolled down his window, they leaned over and rested their arm on the door, conversation ended...they're still there, hovering. Hubby wondered whether he should just hit the gas to give them a clue.
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          #44
          Hmm I have two more today....
          The same girl who I was venting about in my first post thinks she is the boss of everyone. Doesn't listen to the actual boss, and sometimes even orders HIM around! WTF?!
          Also, I won a photo shoot of me and my horse, I am waiting patiently for the photos...the woman said she would email me by the end of last week...it is now the end of THIS week and still not one word from her. I want to see my pictures, gosh darnit!
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          • #45
            To the MAX, are you the one who posted a while ago asking what to wear, you had won a contest with....shoot...the woman who published the really pretty horse picture book?

            We need to see them when they come in!!

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              #46
              Yep that's me! I am getting so impatient, I don't want to keep bothering the lady because I'm sure she is busy, but this waiting is torture!
              I will definitely share them when they come in
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              • #47
                Aw, well good luck, I hope they come in!

                On a side note, I know you won the shoot in a contest, but do you have any idea how much it usually costs (not just for your photgrapher-anyone)? I'd love to get some pro pics of me and the giraffe, but I'm scared to ask...

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                • #48
                  Parallie people.

                  Full of theories... not afraid to say everyone else is wrong. Yet their horses display no athleticism, no stamina, no balance. Yes they can jump a barrel, they cannot jump a series of fence, and get the strides and distance. Yes they can do spanish walk or even a version of piaffe, yet they cannot trot a proper 20 m circle without falling in.

                  They do a gazillion things that does not make sense, defeats the purpose or not safe.

                  Then there are people who do not ride. (some of whom are Paralli people). YOU OWE IT TO THE HORSE TO CONDITION THEM UNDER SADDLE... unless the horse is to stay unridden forever. A horse needs to know how to balance themselves, they need to develop wind and strength, they need to develop techniques to carry a rider based on the discipline and their own conformation.

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                  • #49
                    I'll bite...

                    People that don't understand a horse is not just a horse. Some of them need to be handled a little differently. Some need a quiet hand and are sensitive...some need to be initimidated...but one method does not work across the board. If the horse is not responding, try changing what you're doing before writing them off.

                    People that think beating a horse through a spook is the way to go. If they are already scared, yes, let's take them back to the scary spot and beat the crap out of them...that makes sense.

                    People that talk about you to no end about how terrible a rider/horseman you are, but see you and are sickeningly sweet to your face...the horseworld talks, idiot...
                    Strong promoter of READING the entire post before responding.

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                    • #50
                      I have another one today:

                      People who don't see riding as a sport, because after all, how hard is sitting on a horse?

                      When the same people mentioned above laugh at you when you try to explain that No, riding is not just sitting on a horse- you actually have to work to get the horse to preform well.

                      Horses who don't load.... which, sad to say, mine doesn't. And it bugs the crap out of me. I can't go anywhere with him because his loading is so questionable. I was planning to work on that this summer but that is easier said than done with a fractured ankle!
                      "People ask me 'will I remember them if I make it'. I ask them 'will you remember me if I don't?'"

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                      • #51
                        the people who tell me i'm being 'overly strict' or a 'meanie' for doing such things as:

                        requiring the beast-mare to stand quietly on a slack leadrope for a second or two after taking off the ties and before leading her to her stall, and growling at her if she doesn't comply. okay, you try being dragged around by 1200lbs of horse who wants to get back to their snacks and see how you like it! she's got the routine of leadline on, crossties off and she knows her manners... get her out of that routine and have fun..

                        not feeding said beast-mare on the crossties - she gets plenty of treats and snacks in her stall, and tons of lovin' on the crossties and otherwise; if you want to live in a barn with a horse that stomps on the crossties and nips you for treats when you walk by, by all means - feed my mare on the ties!

                        i have a very dominant, alpha mare; she's not rotten, she's not mean, but i can't treat her the same way you treat your bottom-of-the-herd submissive gelding. i want my vet and farrier and other handlers to like my horse, and keep all their fingers and toes!

                        on the other foot...

                        people who tell me to "smack her in the belly with that whip!' if she so much as shifts her weight while i'm picking her feet. you may want a robot horse who is so afraid of you as to not move a muscle or breath while you're around... my horse has been through enough abuse before i owned her; i like that she can relax!

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                        • #52
                          People who own TB's and brag about how much $ they earned on the track

                          People who own arabians and brag about how their horse is "bred to the max" and then proceed to tell you every horse in the pedigree (btw- I own an Arabian...) or people who used to be into arabians and brag about all of their sales/connections during the haydays of the 80's

                          Unsolicited advice of any kind

                          People who show up when you are trying to load a horse into a trailer - quietly and patiently, and they suddenly feel the need to jump in with a rope and a whip or give you advice from the sidelines- or just stand and watch like it is some kind of exhibition (GO AWAY!)

                          People who brag about their horses and abilities, but never ride, or never show (my horse is trained to 4th level...Really? have you ever shown your horse?)

                          Barn blindness

                          the lady who always wants to talk your ear off just when you were about to leave the barn- and you end up staying for 45 minutes listening to her...

                          people who put two feet of shavings in their pig of a horse's stall so it takes 2wheelbarrels to clean it out

                          People who hog all the space in the tack room with their unneccessary crap

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                          • #53
                            Originally posted by gloriginger View Post
                            People who own TB's and brag about how much $ they earned on the track
                            Similarly, when you brag about your own OTTB () whether it's earnings, or how much he sold for, or whatever, and someone tells you, Oh, that's really not that much. The really good horses go for much more than that.

                            Come on! Whether it's true or not, that's just rude...

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                            • #54
                              Originally posted by To the MAX View Post
                              The thing that really got me was that the other day, she made a comment that he is the prettiest horse in the barn. Come on, everyone thinks their horse is the prettiest, but it's just rude to say that out loud.
                              Oh, I do this all the time. To be fair, though, all the horses in any barn are the "prettiest" as far as I'm concerned. I have the prettiest little bay mare and the prettiest little pinto mare. At barns I've kept them at in the past, I'd be known to address each horse as I went down the aisle: Oh there's the prettiest seal brown TB gelding, how's the prettiest big gray mare, and and lookit you, you're the prettiest little gray mare and no, I couldn't forget the prettiest gray Welsh pony ... and so on.

                              Things that irk me: When someone fails to sweep out the aisle after a grooming, hoof-picking, mane-pulling session ... oh, wait. I'm the only one here. Darn. OK, then, I guess it irks me that the barn faeries have been on perpetual strike and I have to do all my tidying myself.

                              On the plus side, I am the boss of everyone here in my own little fiefdom!
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                              • #55
                                People who have horses that are sound and trained but don’t ride them because they are terrified of them but talk as if they have big plans with them..... They have every excuse in the world not to ride them instead of just admitting that the horse scares them or even better, finding a more suitable mount. There is no shame in admitting that a particular horse scares you but there is shame in lying about it!!



                                I am another one who can’t stand someone constantly telling me how beautiful their horse is. One person in particular is constantly telling me how beautiful his horse is but in reality………….it is down right FUGLY!!!
                                RIP Sucha Smooth Whiskey
                                May 17,2004 - March 29, 2010
                                RIP San Lena Peppy
                                May 3, 1991 - March 11, 2010

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                                • #56
                                  Originally posted by Diamondindykin View Post
                                  I am another one who can’t stand someone constantly telling me how beautiful their horse is. One person in particular is constantly telling me how beautiful his horse is but in reality………….it is down right FUGLY!!!
                                  Well, to be fair, there are some absolutely butt-ugly horses out there who are worth their weight in gold, just perfect for their (often beginner or timid) riders and they ARE beautiful to their humans. In fact, when asked for horse-buying advice, I often tell people that a plain, or even ugly, horse that can do everything you want to do becomes beautiful very quickly, while a gorgeous, flashy one that you can't ride for whatever reason loses its glamour appeal equally as quickly.

                                  I think the tone and content of the "pretty horse" comments probably plays a role. I can see how it might get one's back up to have "my horse is prettier than your horse" comments in a snarky tone lobbed a them constantly. But a genuine, "I love my horse, he is so beautiful"-type comment. Even over-used, eh, where's the harm? I think it's sweet and certainly preferable to one of my personal peeves: People constantly nattering about how problematic their horse is and how that is the reason for their failure at lead changes/hacking out/lateral work/oxers/whatever.
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                                  • #57
                                    No longer irked at husband. Now irked at the entire state of PA. Horse related, as this is all about getting my truck inspected. A positive move, all in all, in the world of irkdom.
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                                    • #58
                                      Originally posted by talkofthetown View Post
                                      Similarly, when you brag about your own OTTB () whether it's earnings, or how much he sold for, or whatever, and someone tells you, Oh, that's really not that much. The really good horses go for much more than that.

                                      Come on! Whether it's true or not, that's just rude...
                                      "Heaven is a place where the evil cease bothering you with tales of their own good deeds and prowess,while the good listen with rapt attention as you expound on your own"

                                      Paraphrased from memory originally from "The Devils Dictionary"
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                                      • #59
                                        Originally posted by MyReality View Post
                                        Parallie people.

                                        Full of theories... not afraid to say everyone else is wrong. Yet their horses display no athleticism, no stamina, no balance. Yes they can jump a barrel, they cannot jump a series of fence, and get the strides and distance. Yes they can do spanish walk or even a version of piaffe, yet they cannot trot a proper 20 m circle without falling in.

                                        They do a gazillion things that does not make sense, defeats the purpose or not safe.

                                        Then there are people who do not ride. (some of whom are Paralli people). YOU OWE IT TO THE HORSE TO CONDITION THEM UNDER SADDLE... unless the horse is to stay unridden forever. A horse needs to know how to balance themselves, they need to develop wind and strength, they need to develop techniques to carry a rider based on the discipline and their own conformation.

                                        People that can't spell Parelli.


                                        While I don't jump, or am I into the english side of the house. But I do ride and my horses are safe.

                                        If it's what trainer I find boring, lets just say I don't need a sermon, or preached the word of John.

                                        Didn't think this was a trainer bashing thread, but some people have their cause.



                                        It does irk me to hear the people that buy cheap horses, horses with known issues or from the kill penn, then complain about all that is needed to fix the horse. If that is even possible. Then they'll take them and breed them because the horse is so sweet.

                                        People that breed horses because they can, no other reason, just because.
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                                        • #60
                                          Originally posted by coloredhorse View Post
                                          Well, to be fair, there are some absolutely butt-ugly horses out there who are worth their weight in gold, just perfect for their (often beginner or timid) riders and they ARE beautiful to their humans. In fact, when asked for horse-buying advice, I often tell people that a plain, or even ugly, horse that can do everything you want to do becomes beautiful very quickly, while a gorgeous, flashy one that you can't ride for whatever reason loses its glamour appeal equally as quickly.

                                          I think the tone and content of the "pretty horse" comments probably plays a role. I can see how it might get one's back up to have "my horse is prettier than your horse" comments in a snarky tone lobbed a them constantly. But a genuine, "I love my horse, he is so beautiful"-type comment. Even over-used, eh, where's the harm? I think it's sweet and certainly preferable to one of my personal peeves: People constantly nattering about how problematic their horse is and how that is the reason for their failure at lead changes/hacking out/lateral work/oxers/whatever.

                                          Maybe I should clarify here..........I am talking about a person who says this non-stop. If we are looking at the horse this person says it over and over and over to the point that I can't stand it. I totally understand that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this person thinks that his horse IS beautiful but the whole world doesn't need to hear it constantly. I tell my horses everyday how beautiful that I think that they are but I am not going to bore someone to death telling them over and over.
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