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3MoodyMaresMum

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What's your top 3 pet hates in the Equine World?

1)  Those people who say they are "Experienced" have nothing more to learn or that they know best - sorry we are all learning all of the time and no one person has the ultimate knowledge or understanding, and I don't just mean with horses! I've been around horses over 40 years and still would not say I am experienced - I learn all the time.

2)  Rude riders who do not acknowledge drivers that slow down, they then moan that cars fly past - I wonder why?

3)  Riders using their mobiles - pay attention to the horse not your social life.

OK that is my top 3, I think I must have got out of the bed the wrong side this morning ha ha!!

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brook

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brook says:

Re: What's your top 3 pet hates in the Equine World?

1   People who use their horse like a machine with no thought of his feelings.

 

2   Martingales, flash nosebands and other gadgets being used for the wrong reasons.

 

3   People who scream at their horses, bully them or hit them !!

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Micki

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Micki says:

Re: What's your top 3 pet hates in the Equine World?

Rude riders/drivers.It doesn't cost anything to have a bit of respect for each other.

People who think hey knowitalland aren'twilling tolearn new things/ways ofdoing things.

People who are ignorant of what peices of tack and bits do and then slate others for using it when they need it and it's not just because it looks good!!!

. .A horse is a thing of such beauty. . .none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor. ~Xenophon https://www.facebook.com/browbandsandbracelets

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

Re: What's your top 3 pet hates in the Equine World?

1. People who have the money to buy a horse, so they get one and have no knowledge of how to look after it - ignorance is not bliss around horses!

2. Parents who buy ponies for their children as it's the latest toy, and fall into the above category

3. Bad drivers around horses - my cob got hit this year,fortunately he wasn't badly injured but I'll never ever forget it.

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melxvengeance

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Re: What's your top 3 pet hates in the Equine World?

1. pretty much everything (die hard pessimist)

2. people who criticise what you do with your horse, when they've never ridden, touched or even seen your horse in real life and probably live miles & miles away from you *cough cough*

can't think of a third one since 1 and 2 pretty much cover it, lol

Norwegian Fjords - the golden horses with the golden hearts. Minty, Loki, Teiko, Willow, Cherry & Charlie - my lovely ponies :)

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lauralou15

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lauralou15 says:

Re: What's your top 3 pet hates in the Equine World?

 *like button on Mel's!!*

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melxvengeance

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Re: What's your top 3 pet hates in the Equine World?

lauralou15 said:

 *like button on Mel's!!*


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lol i'm a self confessed grumpy B!!

Norwegian Fjords - the golden horses with the golden hearts. Minty, Loki, Teiko, Willow, Cherry & Charlie - my lovely ponies :)

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Jane Menzies

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Jane Menzies says:

Re: What's your top 3 pet hates in the Equine World?

Dogs round horses out of control and clueless owners of both species

Parents who do and pay for everything for their spoilt kids, so they have no idea when it comes to the real world, ie you might have to work for a living and horses/looking after them is expensive/hard work

Dare I say it, those owners who are stuck in a time warp and say it worked for me 25 years' ago and keep harping on about it and are dismissive of any suggestion that perhaps they might like to move with the times . . .

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Silke

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Silke says:

Re: What's your top 3 pet hates in the Equine World?

Jane, your #2 reminded me of an interesting encounter.
Daughter of an aquaintance wanted to come with me to the yard. So I said sure.
Now, she doesn't have her own horse, but she does ponyclub someplace.
We got the horse in from the field and the girl stood there and very shyly asked me if I'd teach her how to groom...
Turns out she wasn't allowed to do any of it where she goes riding. It took a while, but she listened and practiced (Willow is a very patient creature lol) and really enjoyed it.
I showed her how to pick hooves, what to look for, explained that grooming isn't just to get the horse clean, but also to look for any signs of injury or inflammation etc.
She was soooo thrilled to get her hands dirty.
I think sometimes we judge too harshly. Just because those kids don't know how, doesn't mean they don't want to do it, or don't know how difficult/expensive it is to keep one. The girl gets everything paid, wouldn't have to lift a finger -- but she is dead keen on learning exactly what's involved, right down to the cost of things. (She nearly fainted when I told her how much a good saddle costs lol)

She told me she wants her own horse, but before that, she wants to learn exactly how to look after one properly, and what things cost and what to feed, what can go wrong, how to spot stuff like that etc.
(She's 15 btw)

Definitely a pleasant surprise. :)
And yes, I'm taking her to the yard to introduce her to my Paso, once he's not being a big chicken anymore. :) She can learn with him, as he's very friendly, learns very fast...and it'll get her used to something that *will* jump if she's not patient lol. (He's not bad, or dangerous, but sometimes I wonder what goes through his mind...)

"If it's not a Paso Fino...you may as well walk." (Unknown)

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Jane Menzies

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Jane Menzies says:

Re: What's your top 3 pet hates in the Equine World?

That's good to hear, keen and willing to learn and will learn bucketloads just by being around them, there's one big jump from just riding once/twice a week at a riding school to becoming a horseowner but it is very rewarding if a bit hair-raising along the way.

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PonyMad4Ever

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PonyMad4Ever says:

Re: What's your top 3 pet hates in the Equine World?

 1. Riding School kids who 'flap' instead of kick, hence the whip is needed :( Also when they YANK on the poor creatures mouth, especially my loan pony. I mean this if they DO know how to ride properly but can't be bothered.

2. Riders who blame mistakes on the horse.

3. And I have to many that could be 3, so we'll leave it at that 

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