"Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it."

~Anna Sewell

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I would like to know something.

How and why do the worst horse people end up with the most incredible horses? Seriously. If you're a regular on Youtube, you know what I mean.

Especially these idiot teenagers who go crashing around on horses that are worth their weight in gold. The worst part is their attitude. I think that's what makes it so aggravating.
One thing that irks me is when young riders post public videos and then tell you they don't want any advice or negative comments. Those are usually also the people who make up all these excuses as to why they're doing stupid things. It's never their fault! Of course not.

So what, they only want suck-up comments? They want the world to tell them how great they are and only tell them what they want to hear? That's not the way it works. Let me explain something.

When you post a video on the internet for the world to see, you invite any and all types of feedback. People can say whatever they want. You won't always be told what you want to be told. It's not all sunshine and butterflies, mkay? If you can't take criticism or advice, don't post your crap on the web. Or at least put it on the private setting.

And it's really fucking annoying when I hear things like, "YOU DON'T KNOW MY HORSE SO JUST STFU!!!!!"

I dare you to go to your next show and say that to the judge.

For the record, it's not how high you jump. It's how well you do it. Being able to leap over a 5-foot oxer absolutely does NOT make you a great rider-- unless you do it correctly.

I do not necessarily think these kids are bad riders. They're just green riders who are getting impatient with the basic -but essential- lower level practice and trying to pull off stunts that are way too advanced for their skill level. That is what makes them "bad riders".

But hey, there's usually no telling them that. 15 year olds know everything, right? *wink* Their personal riding instructors are the only knowledgable horse people in the world and nobody else has any right to give them tips or advice! The audacity of some people, how DARE they give their honest opinions or try to help you! Gosh.

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It also irritates me when they say, "If I was doing it wrong, my horse would just refuse!"

Actually, no. Apparently you don't know your horse as well as you claim (and I bet you're one of the idiots who raves all day long about what a majikal "bond" you have with your horse). You see, a lot of times, animals don't show pain. Horses are particularly enigmatic in this way. They are astonishingly complaisant, especially when it comes to immature brats like you, and it's beyond me how or why they do it. Your horse is well trained and obedient, so he tolerates your foolishness when he really should kick your spoiled ass a few times and knock that attitude right out of you.

Either that or a teacher that's strict as holy hell. They'd put you in your place mighty fast.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Will you please feed your damn horse?

Nothing makes my blood boil more than seeing skinny horses. There is NEVER an excuse for a horse to be skin and bone. Never.

There are two excuses that are repeated like a broken record:

1) The horse is old

2) The horse just had a baby

Or, like a dickweed I saw at the county fair in August, the mare was old AND she just had a baby. Awesome. That poor mare was a rack of bones, and this asshat took her out in public for the world to see, obviously not seeing anything wrong with the picture. But that's not the point...

I'm seething right now after watching this.

Not only is there junk laying all over and they threw the horse's grain on the ground, but the poor mama horse looks like she's about to keel over. She's droopy and depressed on top of that. God, this is so aggravating.

I'd like to know what kind of delusions these fucktards are suffering from.

More skinny mare horror.

And more.

Notice some of the comments on the second to last one. Makes you want to blow chunks, doesn't it?

There are plenty of normal, healthy mares with foals. I fail to believe that those lowlifes in the video have never seen one. Shouldn't that tip them off that something is wrong? Apparently not.

Don't ever tell me that it's normal for mares to be skinny after having a baby. My horns will come out and you shall have the wrath of Hell upon you. There is just no excuse.

Do you you see that horse? Do you see any bone sticking out of her? And do you see the baby at her side? THAT mare's owner knows what they're doing. Maybe you should take some advice from them.

Here's another one, just because.

I'll send you a million more if you want.