I don’t have a lot of these. Really I don’t.
Don’t cut people off in classes or in lessons. It is rude and shows poor sportsmanship. Even kids learning to ride should have this drilled into them as it is also dangerous at times.
Don’t run by horses on trails (I am off to a paper chase this morning and bet you fifty bucks it will happen more than once to me today)! Luckily Remus is not bothered too much by it but people, it is not a race and if it is a race in your mind then take your time and ask the people if it is okay to zoom by them. And if it is a narrow trail, sorry but you need to wait. Patience is a virtue. Learn some! And don’t be a danger to others. You will still beat us slow pokes, no worries!
People who shout on their phones at events. This just happened at Plantation in October. My husband showed up for 10-15 minutes and he got to witness it. Guys, he already thinks horse people are crazy, let’s not give him proof. We got to listen to a woman (who was obviously PISSED OFF) scream F bombs and whatnot on her phone while pacing around her trailer. (From what it sounded like it was an entry fee issue which to my mind is not worth screaming about). IF it was worth screaming then get into your truck, roll the windows up, and scream away OR wait till a more opportune time to have this conversation. Or how about not YELLING and CURSING? Because there are kids everywhere at events. I am surprised someone didn’t say something to her. She was screeching.
Now I know I cuss like a sailor. Sure I do. But not usually at the top of my lungs at a prestigious event on the phone. Yes slam my finger in the car door you might hear a few F bombs or if Remus steps on my foot, yep a F bomb might slip out but no matter what this person was doing it was a BUSINESS CALL. No screeching, howling, or cussing needed.
That is it for me pet peeves though I am sure I could come up with more!! But those stick to me the most!! UGH is Monday tomorrow already? How can that be?? Enjoy what is left of the weekend!!