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        01-12-2009, 10:23 PM
      #21
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    Originally Posted by shmurmer4    
    K, all the people who ride dressage and such opinions are biased.

    :)
    Interesting.

    I started out as a jumper. Changed to dressage. Added western pleasure and games. Did the hunter under saddle and hack and added the sideline of breeding.

    Care to tell me where my bias is?
         
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        01-12-2009, 10:29 PM
      #22
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by shmurmer4    
    K, all the people who ride dressage and such opinions are biased.

    :)
    I will have you know that I have trained and shown in hunters, jumpers, reining and tried my hand at many other disciplines (including many western events). I also owned a cow horse for 8 years. So it's actually you that's biased ;)


    Ponyboy, I invite you to go watch a clinic or symposium with Axel Steiner, rolkur's arch enemy. He is the only judge at the 2005 FEI dressage world cup that did not place Anky first in the final, and good on him.
    I also agree with Spyder that even going to look at the UltimateDressage board might give you a further appreciation for dressage beyond the level (whichever one that might be) that you have ridden it.
         
        01-12-2009, 10:30 PM
      #23
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    He had a little smiley face Spydey! I think he was being silly.... You know... saying people that ride a specific disipline are bias to that discipline... :) (I'm to lazy to get out of this quick response and give you a super cool smiley)

    I started dressage and tehn I was a hunt rider for years. It's funny the hunt stuff was way different... they made me think I didn't really know that much when the truth was, I probably had learned more in my first three years of riding dressage... I lost so much knowledge doing "local" hunt. I'm not talking the higher level hunt where people use collection and balance and ride on the bit, I'm talking local hunt where the horses fly around the ring on the forehand w/ their little noses turned slightly to the outside...

    I changed to QH style hunt and found out just how little I really knew. A couple years later I switched to western pleasure and found out that I knew even less then I thought! Most people have no idea what a fine line there is between dressage and western pleasure... It's pretty neat.

    I love that people are so passionate about their specific styles of riding...
         
        01-12-2009, 10:34 PM
      #24
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    Originally Posted by farmpony84    
    He had a little smiley face Spydey! I think he was being silly.... You know... saying people that ride a specific disipline are bias to that discipline... :) (I'm to lazy to get out of this quick response and give you a super cool smiley)

    I thought that was possible but thought I would post anyways to let ponyboy realize that while we may lean toward one discipline, that it is not the only one that myself and others have some knowledge in here.
         
        01-12-2009, 10:38 PM
      #25
    Super Moderator
    I'm mad! I have been a good girl! I havent stolen any carrots, I haven't even been using the carrot locator and I've been posting and moderating...and the carrot bandit just got me!!!! MAD NOW!

    Anyway, back on topic. That was actually a good thought Spyder because it's true. Many people are passionate about one specific discipline and that usually is their "main event" but as you say, most of us have knowledge and experience in a wide range of equestrien activities... You are one smart Spyder!
         
        01-12-2009, 10:52 PM
      #26
    Yearling
    If you enjoy dressage your opinion is biased. I don't care about your background, it is a simple fact.
         
        01-12-2009, 10:55 PM
      #27
    Yearling
    bi⋅as

     /ˈbaɪəs/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [bahy-uhs] Show IPA Pronunciation
    Noun, adjective, adverb, verb, bi⋅ased, bi⋅as⋅ing or (especially British) bi⋅assed, bi⋅as⋅sing. –noun 1. An oblique or diagonal line of direction, esp. Across a woven fabric. 2. A particular tendency or inclination, esp. One that prevents unprejudiced consideration of a question; prejudice. 3. Statistics. A systematic as opposed to a random distortion of a statistic as a result of sampling procedure. 4. Lawn Bowling. A. A slight bulge or greater weight on one side of the ball or bowl. B. The curved course made by such a ball when rolled. 5. Electronics. The application of a steady voltage or current to an active device, as a diode or transistor, to produce a desired mode of operation. 6. A high-frequency alternating current applied to the recording head of a tape recorder during recording in order to reduce distortion. –adjective 7. Cut, set, folded, etc., diagonally: This material requires a bias cut. –adverb 8. In a diagonal manner; obliquely; slantingly: to cut material bias. –verb (used with object) 9. To cause partiality or favoritism in (a person); influence, esp. Unfairly: a tearful plea designed to bias the jury. 10. Electronics. To apply a steady voltage or current to (the input of an active device).


    Check out numbers 2 and 9, they don't care about your jumping experience, western pleasure experience or any of that.
         
        01-12-2009, 11:01 PM
      #28
    Yearling
    Okay okay, i'll make it easier.

    Main Entry: bias Part of Speech: noun Definition: belief in one way; partiality
         
        01-12-2009, 11:05 PM
      #29
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by shmurmer4    
    if you enjoy dressage your opinion is biased. I don't care about your background, it is a simple fact.
    I hope you realize that by your rationale, if you DO NOT enjoy dressage you are ALSO biased..
    Go toss around a football or something. :)


    I train what some would call "classically" (aka non-abusively and towards a happy horse) and win in the competitive dressage ring. My horse is extremely happy to work, and because of his natural talent and willingness to work we're now schooling second level and he is 6 this year.
         
        01-12-2009, 11:08 PM
      #30
    Yearling
    Exactly, but I can care less about dressage so I therefore am not biased. It makes no difference to me whether it exist or does not.

    I never made an argument whether the op was correct, incorrect in my opinion in no way, just made a mere observation.
         

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