Originally Posted by jimmyp
Hostility? Yeah maybe a little. Talking down to y'all? No. At least not nearly to the extent of referring to anyone as a sub culture. I've got a racking horse in the barn and am about to wean one. I have friends that are part of this group of low lifes. I can take you to a set of starting gates in a field 10mins from my house where my dad and father in law and several of their buddies used to "brush race" so my wife and I who used to watch them run as children must be something less than human cause we enjoyed it.
Rarely will I get riled but I will say again. When the only point of reference a person has is YouTube then I will admit it irritates me.
That said some of the heaviest handed trainers I know are barrel horse trainers.
But there's no reason to take that out on every single person that is posting in this thread. Lumping us together as folks, is being demeaning in my opinion. I do agree that people shouldn't lump a training method together based on a horses breed. Not all of us do that, so don't lump all of us together please. Sorry for opening my mouth, it takes me a while to get riled as well. I just don't like seeing hostility between members as was presented here yesterday. I am thankful that you can apologize to some people here and vice versa. Maybe the ones that you can't apologize to need a little education. It's bound to happen though, when people don't understand something as a whole and only focus on mass media opinions and 'knowledge'. They get it in their heads that "oh my goodness, all TWH's are trained this way" or whatever the case of the argument. Sorry again for the troubles, I just had to speak my moment of peace. No hard feelings :P