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    04-15-2010, 04:35 PM
I'm not going to make any comments on the horse itself as I think they'll fall on deaf ears, but I do want to say this - this board is purely educational. We all became members to learn, to share what we know, and to have a fun support system online. When people post threads asking for critique, advice, opinions, etc. they need to put on their big-girl panties and be ready for honesty. I very, very rarely see rudeness from anyone except the original poster. It seems that people expect only to hear lavish compliments and praise - but when someone takes the time to type out a helpful response that the original poster could LEARN from, they turn around and blow up in said person's face. It's stupid, immature, and ungrateful, and it needs to stop. Those of us who are on most of these threads giving people the "tough love" truth know our stuff. Some are professionals of some sort. Others are amateurs, but have ridden at a high level and/or worked with the biggest names in the business. We have all seen the brilliant and the horrendous sides of riding. You can learn a lot from what these people have to say - and if you're not willing to, then I don't see how you expect to get far with horses. This entire sport revolves around learning from any source you can.
This is directed at a lot of thread-posters, not just this particular OP. Rant over.
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    04-15-2010, 04:48 PM
I will speak for myself, and most likely for Kevinshorses, RiosDad, and others, saying that I am offended by one remark from the above post - I will never put on big-girl panties - no matter what the circumstances.

Other then that, as part of the moderating team, thank you.
    04-15-2010, 04:57 PM
I just had a vision of sending all HF members a box of Pull-Ups before they're allowed to start posting...
    04-15-2010, 06:01 PM
Hahahah, iride, I started reading your reply and was puzzled as to how my statement was offensive - and then it dawned on me. I will hereby include "big boy boxers/briefs" in that requirement. ;)
    04-15-2010, 06:32 PM
Originally Posted by iridehorses    
I'm going to step up and suggest that you pass on this horse. The horse in the picture is not the same horse as a 3 year old. Horses may vary in shades as they grow but a horse doesn't loose the white sox or does his feet change color as he grows. I would avoid this seller at all costs because if she is not telling you the truth about that, I would not believe anything she said.

Secondly, unless you have a great deal of experience (which I am getting the impression that you don't), I would avoid a 3 year old horse no matter how nice he seems to you. You are already starting off with a horse that is barn sour and that is going to take knowledgeable horseman or a trainer.

Look for a horse that is 10 - 15 years old that will teach you rather then the romantic idea of learning together. But congrats on getting a horse
That is VERY true. White hooves don't turn black! His head shape is TOTALLY different, and the white sock are GONE, not dirty, I am sorry about that but its NOT the same horse
    04-16-2010, 02:19 PM
Another vote that it is for sure not the same horse. Gosh, it does not even look close to the same horse. But I guess the OP does not care....

Iride, come on, you know big girl panties are fun....
    04-16-2010, 03:02 PM
Any answer I give can go wrong on so many levels.
    04-16-2010, 03:11 PM
Originally Posted by iridehorses    
Any answer I give can go wrong on so many levels.

Sorry, could not resist.

    04-16-2010, 06:51 PM
Need some inspiration?
(NSFW-ish hehe)
    04-16-2010, 08:33 PM
I LOVE that skit!

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