Fall Apart and Annoyed
|February 24, 2010||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
- Using my horse as “brakes” because you are in a hackamore, have no brakes, and somehow it’s OK because it’s “their first ride”. BS. Control your horse or take it home. You are putting my and my horse’s safety on the line.
- People who ride up my tail. Never appropriate. Just don’t do it. I usually tell the person behind me that “she’s in season, can you please give us some space?” as a polite way of saying “DO NOT PUT YOUR HORSE’S NOSE IN MY HORSE’S A$$ PLEASE!!!!” She’s sweet and doesn’t kick, but doesn’t concentrate as well on a technical trail if some is RIGHT THERE. I then I’m ultra careful I don’t do this to anyone else. 🙂
- Flashing your car lights into the tent and setting off the alarm CONSTANTLY throughout the night.
- People who talk to me in the early morning of a ride (before dawn) with their headlamps on.
- People who don’t listen to the ride managers instructions so we can ALL have a good ride – such as sponging or scooping out of water troughs when it has been expressly forbid so that the WHOLE ride will have horse water, not just you, in the middle of the ride. And guess what? Your horse may LOVE sweaty, salty sponge water, but maybe mine doesn’t?
- Pushing my horse off the water trough when crowded when she’s still drinking because your horse is thirsty. They all are. but since you stopped my horse from drinking, now she won’t drink as much. Please be polite and wait your turn.
- Letting your horse say “hello” to mine by touching noses. She’s hear to drink, not flirt and you are distracting her, not to mention possibly spreading disease. AND even though you think it’s “KWOOT” when horses touch noses and squeal and strike (apparently, because why would you let 2 strange horses do that unless that is what you are looking for?) please dont because my horse has a job to do and I’m also interested in all of us (horse and human) getting to the end of this ride alive and in one piece, ready to ride another day.
- “I don’t let my horse say hello. Thanks!”
- “She’s in season and being a bit difficult. Do you mind giving us some space?”
- “Please no touchy noses!” (said in a high-pitch “cutie” voice to the other person’s horse, therefore alerting them to the fact their horse is trying to blow it’s snot up my horse’s nose)
- “My the water is getting low! Do you think the turtles will have any when they come by?” (to the sponger and scooper from water trough that was expressly forbidden…)
- “Is this your first ride?”
- “I’m sorry but my eyes are very sensitive to light this early, do you mind turning your headlamp off while we talk?”
What are some of yours?