Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The great, white expanse of Maine...ugh!
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.
And now, the men of the Second Armored Division with their famous close-order swanning about.