Re: What's your top 3 pet hates in the Equine World?
2.Inverted snobx, ie people who think bad of you because you have new things or you have a good horse or you can afford to pay for full livery, especially when they try and cover it by saying that they have a better bond with their horse because they are using DIY livery. This may be true for some owners but not all ... I guess it's jealousy when in boils down to it, so maybe I should have just said jealousy for this point !!! This is where a lot of bitchy "yard politics" starts ... hate it !!!
3. People who aren't willing to help more novice owners, instead look down their noses at them or roll their eyes ... every has to start somewhere !!! There's no need to be so rude just because someone has a lot to learn !!! We should be sharing information rather than competing to be the most experienced on the yard, I really can't stand this it's so pathetic and once again starts yard politics going !!!
Love these two....especially the 'inverted snobbery'! I have faced a lot of this in the past with a 'friend', espeically since getting my new girl. Comments like 'well you will have a fancy horse'. Why is she fancy? Just because she is bigger than usual and not a bargain basement (which my previous horse was - although worth her weight in gold to me!). Also...naughty behaviour has nothing to do with bing 'fancy' - it has to do with manners and getting to know one another! Grrrrr...very annoying! Especially when coming from someone who I have helped a lot in the past.
Also agree 100% about not helping novices. On many of the yards I've been on there has always been the middleaged lady who has decided to buy her first horse. Yes, usually they are not experienced, and yes,they do sometimes do things wrong - as we all do! but I am full of admiration that they have had the courage to fulfill their dreams at this later age!
At the end of the day - we have all been novices and to belittle someone for not knowing something is not only rude and ignorant, but it is also mean-spirited