Re: What's your top 3 pet hates in the Equine World?
Fenris - i agree with yours too!!
My 3 to add to the mix are:
1) Bitchiness - why is the horse world filled with people who have nothing better to do than bitch and backstab and criticise evything that someone else is doing? As long as a person is not physicll or mentally hurting their horse, I don't give two hoots how they do things. They can dress them up in pink rugs, mess around with draw reins, go completely 'au naturale' with their horsemanship, or anything else for that matter. we all have out own way of doing things and it is not for me to criticise...what works for one...
2) People who keep horses that are totally unsuitable for them...I know we love out beasties, but if you have certain ambitions, don't just keep slogging away at a horse that is never going to do. either take a look at your partnership and readdress your ambitions to suit your horse, or bite the bullet, sell your horse to home where his gifts will be b etter apprecaited and look for a horse which is more suited for you.
3) Riders who are unsafe on the road - comes under many guises, including those who don't wear hi-viz (far cooler to be splattered across the bonnet of a car), use their mobile phones, ride double on narrow blind bends, hack with their dogs - fine for those rare few who can control their dogs, but them ajority I haave seen are running free all over the road.