Friday, January 30, 2009
Oh and here's a nice one too! This one they don't EVEN KNOW his actual age, just that he's in his 20's and they would $1800 for him. http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/grd/1012597298.html
I have no problem with older, blind, three legged whatever horses. But this is definitely NOT the market for them and when these people try and sell them, they are basically hand delivering them to Death. The Enumclaw auction is this weekend, so we'll see how many of these poor things end up there. *headdesk*
Ohhh and last but not least... just come and get it! http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/grd/1011654374.html FREE FREE FREE 20 yr old Appy mare!
You know most of us never asked for a shitty economy and a depression that easily rivals that of the 1930's, but YOUR HORSES really never asked for it! They did NOT ask to be born, bred, or bought by some ASSHAT who in tough times just throws their hands up and say F-It I'm done I"ll just get rid of it, or starve it, or sell it to the meat guys! WE did this as usual for human nature, biting off more we can chew, always needing more more more!! *snort* Please it's time again for bitch slap brigade to get on the bus and teach some people a lesson, unfortunately there is WAYYYY more of them than us... *AGHHH!!!!*
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Here's a little snippet from Michelle's Story that was written by Tiffany Hudson.
You know what's funny to me is that Michelle has been sick for a long time and yet when you read her story, look at all she's done! My god that's quite a list of accomplishments for ANYONE to complete and yet here she goes again. BUT, apparently there are certain items she needs in order to help her get there. SO that's where we come in! I was able to contact the coordinator (and I posted her warm response below) and they will accept ANYTHING. So if you have tack you can donate to them they can in turn hold a tack sale fundraiser and raise some cash. OR you can send cash. I know I have a TON of tack I've never even used that I've already gathered to send over. Whatever they can use is great and if they can sell it that's great too!! Send the info off to as many as people you can and let's get her to the World Equestrian Games!!
- Ask~ Exactly that. I Ask the horse o do it first.
- Tell~ This time I will TELL him to do it if asking doesn't work.
- Demand~ No excuses, he's doing it.
I like this because it really gives the horse three chances to do as you ask. Now why is this so important? Why is necessary that I make ButterCup work when she doesn't feel like it? Or Discipline her when she being "silly." Because I'm Alpha Mare and horses aren't lap dogs.
Here's a classic example. A friend of mine bought her husband a horse. A Little 2 yr old because he wanted to help train his own horse. Now though he's having some trouble because his sweet baby horsie is so super kyooooot that if she's naughty or sassy, oh well, it's Kyooooot. Remember? Kyooot. God Damn GAG ME! There is nothing kyoot about a half ton animal pushing a 160lb man around. But he doesn't want wittle precious to not like him if he has to "punish" her. *sigh* So enter bad cop.
Now his wife gets after little sassy pants 2 yr old in the CORRECT WAYS. Sassy pants will round pen nicely, accept the bit, pick up her feet, stand quiet, you name it. BUT, only for the "bad cop."
Why? Because horses need and actually appreciate a herd leader(you). They know that "Oh shit! I can't get away with that crap with her!" So it actually makes for a stronger bond and a greater appreciation for the rewards received from bad cop. Well as it turns out the "Good Cop" husband is NOW getting frustated because little kyoot 2 yr old won't listen to him anymore.
Ahhh I know his wife had never been happier when she "HA!! Told you so!" But anyway. So now it's retraining the Good Cop that it's OK to TRAIN and teach and school your horse. Your horse will find a new and better RESPECT for you. And for that you will have a better mannered horse and a better relationship with your horse. Horses are smart, smart little devils in disguise. If you give up and don't make them do what your asking then you are in BIG, BIG Trouble!
It's never OK to hurt a horse during training and schooling. It's not OK to "DOMINATE" them big man cowboy style. But it is OK to teach, guide and school them appropriately which will be much better for the both of you in the long run.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Well moving on from there it can only get better right? Bah fat chance. So this mare has been ridden for a LONG time in a Tom Thumb bit. It's what she is used to and it is what the first owners said she goes best in. So no big deal. The lady has one she can borrow until she makes it to the tack shop to get one. Please I can not stress this enough that if you are so damn stupid that you just float through life on a cloud of dumbness, then please PLEASE do not own a horse. So after being given explicit instructions to purchase a Tom Thumb Bit for this mare, guess what she comes home with. A D-Ring and this is what she says in front of ME, Her barn peers, God and everybody. "Hee hee I juat can't tell the difference between these bit thingy's so I'm sure this one is close enough." Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa? Yeah, because the last time I checked D-rings and Tom Thumbs worked IDENTICAL. Well what-the-fu*k-ever lady! Good luck to ya! And these are the DAMN people who are riding horses now??
Well if nothing else they at least make for some pretty good laughs!! *head shaking.*
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
- Fallen trees make GREAT ground poles/caveletti.
- Practice your side pass around trees, stumps or rocks.
- Try and keep your horse straight with NO walls.
- Um hello... HILL WORK! For toning and strengthening the hindquarters.
- Some fallen trees make good jumps.
- Go for a nice leg stretching gallop through a safe field.
You know for as far as you can stretch your imagination and creativity being out on the trails is an ENDLESS Training AREA! No walls, no limitations and it is so very healthy for you and your horse to break the monotony of being in the arena!
What else do you guys do when you're out on the trails? As far as working your horse? Or maybe you don't intentionally work you just go for a nice ride on a nice day!!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
From the Ad...
"First 3 people to book will have FREE BREEDINGS! I just want to get some foals on the ground this year! Reduced Stud fee until March of 09 then will increase back to $750. NOT FOR SALE!!!! FOR STUD ONLY-$350 Live color foal guarantee on non-grey mares. Will only stand to a limited number of selected mares. This boy has all the right looks and brains." Are you kidding me? Is, Is it April Fools day??
Um No Thanks Guys!!! No thanks!! you Stud looks like ass, so go ahead and keep your free crappy breeding's. There is ENOUGH garbage out there, that I'm going to go ahead and PASS on this Beaut!!!
He has sub-par breeding as well... *barf*
Oh and look how smart they are!! They will give 3 FREE breeding's to the first 3 mares, but look further down the ad and you will see this "He will be competed and shown this season so my booking is only limited to 3 mares. " WTF!?!?!?! Um... OK! So I guess making money is NOT an option for you?
You know if I wanted to make money breeding my awesomely crappy Stud, this is the EXACT same thing I'd do... Apparently if you google this lovely lady's phone number she's quite the HORSE TRADER, of crap of course... here's her website too...
This is super funny, look at the 3rd picture and description on the top row... it says "This boy is sweet willing and turns on a dime.He was shown extensively on the calf roping circuit. At one point the man I got him from paid $7500 for him." Yeah F-ing Right!!
And How come under "Primary Breed" CRAP isn't written there?? I'm telling you CRAP needs to be a new breed registry LMFAO!!! Let's see her "American Crap Horse Assoc." Yeah I think that sounds nice!! And here we have "ACHA" #1!!
Thanks 2Toads, this one was Wayyyyy too good!!!
Ooh one more Random find on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V59MtE6qB-c&feature=related If you FREE jump the Mare then TIE up the DAMN FOAL!!!!!!!! ASS HATS!!!
That's all folks *head slams to desk*
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
FIRST go to youtube and watch this video. Sick yet???? Well here is HORSELVR74's video description...
My comments are in the RED...
"I have been getting many comments that she is to young (TX here~FUCKING DUH!!) and that I am hurting her (Well you are!) ! How do you think race horses are trained (And why do you think they're all LAME by the age 4)? They are raced at 2 and 3! We are just teaching her what a bit, bridle saddle etc. feel like!Everybody relax. She has been ridden fewer than 5 times (5 times too many) , at about 5 minutes per time (bullshit). The filly does live in a paddock, and now that she has her basics, the owners plan to toss her back out there until next year. The whole thing was planned out for them by a very experienced trainer (Are you serious? Is this a SERIOUS statement???). The "responsible adults" were behind the camera (LAME). We are turning her out after a couple of rides until she gets older so we won't damage anything (Too LATE)!If you post a rude comment it will be deleted so why do it (Because YOU and the "Adults" and the "trainer" are FUCKING RETARDED!!) ?SHE IS ONLY 4 MONTHS AWAY FROM BEING 2 (headdesk)!This is my filly Fergie, we had our first ride! She is me & my sisters future hunter (Doubtful now)! She is a yearling, and -NO we are not riding her hard (ANY riding is too hard) we are just starting to teach her.--- She is turning into a great little girl! :DFergie is her barn name, and her show name is Decked Out In Detail (Sorry about mistake in video), she is out of Duplicated Deck and her mother was out of the Detail! She is an Appendix Quarter Horse, Chestnut and Yes! We will probably show her in the AQHA and Hunters!"
http://cadenceequestrian.com/ ~ This is the barn where dipshit keeps her horse's. And OH! They seem like intelligent people let me tell you!! They are the "Country Club for horse riding" *snork* Yeah... F-ing .....RIGHT!!! I have already found numerous FLAWS on that site, especially some of the photos. *shudders*
Well, You know what??? I need not state the OBVIOUS of how stupid these people are, especially the TRAINER!! So guess what guys?! Feel free to tear this one up yourselves!!! Get ready, GET SET... GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
And this is what it teaches YOU:
- To use your vocal commands
- To watch Your horse's body language
- That you need to be herd leader
If you just let your horse run blindly in a circle, you are not doing him any good what so ever. Use this opportunity to school your horse and yourself. For example, lunge or round pen over ground poles to get them to pick up their legs and work their ab and back muscles. Get your horse to change gaits frequently to make sure he is really listening to you and understands you. Check for lameness issues. Find gaps in your training. Oh and way more!Teaching to round pen or lunge is a fundamental foundation for training ANY horse! No matter what the age, before I start ANY horse in the saddle, I teach them to lunge or round pen.
What are some of the things you use lunging and round penning for?? I'm sure there is some things I've missed!!
Monday, January 12, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Some people can visualize, some can't... I can see it. That "diamond in the rough." The disheveled, dirty, in the middle of a growth spurt horse. This is Winter time and in Seattle, our horses are rain soaked, long furred, Yeti look a likes. But I can see what they'll look like this Spring, don't you worry about a thing!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
"15 months ago: This photo released by United States Customs and Border Protection shows a miniature horse in a dog kennel at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. When U.S. customs officials were checking on this large dog kennel inside an airplane that landed at the airport, they were surprised to find a hunched-over miniature horse looking up at them. The incident could land the airline and the passenger transporting the horse into some trouble because the U.S. Department of Agriculture says transporting the horse in a kennel falls under animal cruelty regulations, said Customs and Border Protection spokesman Mike Balero."
Surprised?? You're god damn right I'd be surprised and about as pissed off as can be... You know I'm starting to realize that just when I think we (humans) can't stoop any lower, SURPRISE I find some insane thing like this. OK, so we have Fug's exposing CBER and PEC for their idiocies of horse cruelty. In fact Fug's and people who are passionate about animals like Fug's expose these ass holes all the time. But these people are the LOWEST life form I've ever seen. And you get rid of one two more pop up doing equally dumb or even DUMBER things to animals. How do you look at a LIVING animal that is looking back at you with those sweet eyes and treat it like it's nothing, not even alive.
Ready for some controversy?? Well here you go. I am so STRONGLY against animal cruelty, that I think that people who commit crimes against DEFENSELESS animals, animals who can not talk, scream or help themselves against us. That these people are WORSE than murderers* in prison right NOW!! *within reason, but not much*
It makes my blood boil to no end... And it feels that there is NO end in Sight...
Monday, January 5, 2009
About a year ago I went to the local auction like most of us do. To visit, gossip, see the horses, socialize, you name it. I never intended to buy her. I wasn't there to buy a damn thing. I'd already owned 3 horses. But she came in dead last. A last minute entry. She was terrified beyond belief, an "old" broodmare is what they called her. She was walking ALL around the handlers trying to get away as they were roughly pulling on her face. Nothing unusual about this scenario unfortunately, but there she was so I put my number up and I don't even LIKE mares. I've always been partial to my own personal horses being geldings. No one bid against me, so with a big gulp, I realized I was the proud new owner of a mare...
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I always make sure my students know how to count their strides to the fence, the short, long and auto release as well... Now I've been in situations where I COULD have looked like this my man I thrust my hands forward so fast or grab mane or whatever. You HAVE got to react to your horse and not just be so passive as if to say "Oh well, not my mouth so sucks for him." Which I've seen also.
She's not even trying to release in this picture. She's also riding in a GAG bit with a running martingale over a 2ft 3 fence... *HEADDESK* How in the hell is this necessary?!?! She is NOT experienced to be riding with this equipment and if this particular horse need this type of stuff to go over a 2'3 fence, then find another damn horse, and please spare this one from your idiocy... You can tell in the picture that this is the NORM for them. How she's propped up in her 2 point-ish position, she just doesn't release...AT ALL!!!
Ugh, I'm sorry I could go on and on about this type of crap, but I would rather strain my OWN self stretching my arms out or whatever than hurt a horse whilst jumping. Or any other activity for that matter. Bad riders and worse trainers=horses that are sour and hate their jobs! So THANKS AssHats!!!!
Friday, January 2, 2009
OK, so here we go, here is the "About Trainers page" http://www.whisperingrainfarms.com/aboutthetrainer.htm There are COUNTLESS misspellings on here and a few pictures in questions... namely the black AQHA picture that shows a VERY ribby horse, the picture of her jumping that is just 100% gag worthy, and many other gems...
Go to the prices and directions page for one of her "student" riding in SNEAKERS!! *sigh* On the Home page as well we see a very upset, bucking horse and magically 3 weeks later we have the owners daughter riding it. And in what you might ask?? Yes, sneakers and no helmet...
Maybe that is appropriate riding etiquette in Alabama, but here in the good 'ol Seattle area, that shit does NOT fly. Now I know we've gotten into discussions about ADULTS wearing helmets, but as for children? There is NO F-ing exception for safety! They should have boots and a helmet.
Anyways, go have a little look for yourselves, I, myself have to stop looking at it, as I feel it's raping my brain...