What I mean is that I find it ironic that you gave your own opinion, which is correct in your eyes but not all, then ASKED for other people's opinions, and then got upset when I gave mine. I gave my opinion on the subject, plain and simple.
Again, that's not what ironic means. And again, I DID NOT get upset about your opinion of Saddlebreds - just your snobby comment about Quarter Horses.
ps. I said DUTCH warmblood, not Swedish. They are quite different. If you think it is upsetting when people group saddlebreds and TWHs, then don't group other breeds as well. Maybe we should both read with more care.
TOTALLY not the same thing. In one instance, people are lumping together two breeds that they know are different. In the other instance, she made a mistake and called the horse something he was not. She never said Dutch and Swedish Warmbloods were the same thing. I'm sure it was a mistake.
Looks like another TWH-bashing thread.
Each breed has got there issues. I really wish people would quite putting down the dagum Walking Horse! They aren't the only breed that has issues!
Again, I'm NOT bashing the Walkers themselves, just the abusive things that SOME people do to them. I love flat-shod Walkers. I said several times that other breeds have issues, too. I know they do. Are you really going to deny that Walkers don't have more issues than other breeds? If that were true, they wouldn't have the reputation that they have.
I've read (and seen) plenty about the Saddlebred... So let's just move on shall we? I like that CM is trying to to tell the difference between the two, and I appreciate that; but it is very obvious she is biased.
That I don't like one bit.
I said I wasn't denying that Saddlebreds are sometimes abused, too. Every breed is. I'm still going to say that I think Walkers are abused WAY more than Saddlebreds are, and I think almost everybody will agree with me.
And I'm sure I'll get all kinds of people argueing with me but I'm just truly SICK of the whole 'OMG!!!!! TWHs are SOOO abused!!!!' crap. Ok, so perhaps they are, but there are many breeds and horses that get abused as well. I can name 3 breeds off the top of my head.
I already said that EVERY horse breed has its abusers. I'm repeating myself now, but I still think Walkers are near, if not at, the top of the abuse list.
And also it's very obvious OP hasn't looked at Walking horse chains nowadays. They have booted chains, meaning the boot is attached to the chain so it won't hit the horse, light chains not intended for weight, fleeced chains, etc. Saddlebreds aren't the only ones that use the nice ones.
I have seen them, and I still see abusive chains. NOWHERE did I say that all Walking horse people use abusive chains on their horses. I said SOME do. You can deny that, but I've seen it with my own eyes. I've been to a countless number of week-long Saddlebred shows and I've NEVER seen any sort of leg or hoof abuse.