Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
It wasn't obvious what you were trying to get across, so any misunderstanding came from your lack of communication, not my inability to read for comprehension. Had you indicated that you think people always stick up for boarders when they rant and complain, I would have understood. But you didn't.
I don't currently board, but I have had my horses at my trainer's barn off and on over the last 3 years.
I have never once complained to anyone on any public BB about some of the things I don't like. Anything I don't agree with, I address it with my trainer.
I've seen plenty of people bash their BOs/BMs on different boards, and I'm not one to join with the crowd, take up pitchforks and torches, and scream, "Off with their heads!!!"
There are two sides to every story, and the truth usually lies somewhere in the middle when it comes to the, ZOMG! MY BO IS THE WORST! threads.
If you don't like your barn/BO/BM/trainer/instructor, MOVE. It's as simple as that. Anything else is just hot air and bile, and I'm not joining in with the feeding frenzy.
Keep your private affairs private. People seem to have forgotten this most basic of tenets with the electronic age and era of instant communication.