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        11-13-2012, 01:06 AM
      #1
    Foal
    Other forums *rant*....

    Well I usto be a member of a dog forum ( not naming forum ) for almost 8 years! Well I posted some pictures of my horse cloud that I recently bought and they are so negative there! Saying they would not buy him or touch him with a 10 foot pole even if he was free! That since he has a clubbed foot they just see trouble and blah blah blah.. well I've mentioned some of the greatest horses have clubbed feet and telling them a few other things. Anyways I posted updated pictures and yet same negative responses to him.. so I am no longer a member. I can say this is my favorite all time forum ever because theres so much more positive people on here. So HORSEFORUM.COM YOU ARE MY FAVORITE FORUM!! :) sorry I had to vent and figured this is the right place with positive people
         
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        11-13-2012, 01:24 AM
      #2
    Started
    "Hey! Look at my new horse! He has his faults, but I love him anyway."
    "Eww. Look at that hideous creature. Who could ever love that?"
    "I can."
    "You clearly are an idiot. You must not know what a good horse is if you think THAT is one."
    "He is good enough for me."
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    It happens all the time. People are jerks. They cannot be happy unless they make someone else less happy. They can't just accept that faulty things have a purpose.
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        11-13-2012, 01:34 AM
      #3
    Super Moderator
    I am really glad that you find this a good place to share your horses. I like it here!
    Oh, btw, don't quote things from other forums here, ok? I mean, just so you don't bring specific drama here, and name names and such. Ya know what I mean?
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        11-13-2012, 11:22 AM
      #4
    Showing
    I feel your pain (I was told right in a face, not even on forum, that my horses are useless and we have no chance to progress much less to show ).

    Personally I have no problems when people critiquing (even harshly) the possible prospect to buy. But if you already have a horse, happy with it, and know the limitations (because not every horse can go to the Nationals or GPX ), then who cares how it looks! All that matters is that you and horse are happy, and it worked out for you.
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        11-13-2012, 11:36 AM
      #5
    Showing
    If you're just posting pictures and not asking for a critique, people need to keep their opinions to themselves. If I don't have anything nice to say on a picture thread, I won't comment at all.

    If you post pictures and ask for a critique, then of course you may get some not-so-flattering responses. I've never told someone their horse was hideous, even on a critique thread. If I don't like the horse I'll tell you why, but I won't call it or you names.

    I'm kind of confused as to why you'd post pictures of your horse on a dog forum, though.
         
        11-13-2012, 12:05 PM
      #6
    Trained
    I was a member of a dog forum years ago. I got a lot of useful information, but some of the long-time posters were vicious. I DID post a few horse pictures, being new to horses and most of the comments were nice. But then a lady posted her first post, asking a question about how to work with her Border Collie puppy to prevent any aggression with her 3 kids. The replies were way over the top, to include attacks on her having kids in the first place. I was reading it at 2AM, having just got home from work and wanting to unwind...blew my top and ended up banned. The moderator said my comments - which were well beyond the rules - were unacceptable, but the attacks on the mother for having kids were within bounds.

    So I left. I checked a year later, and the lady asking for help never returned either - go figure!

    I had a short time as a moderator on this forum. I'm probably not temperamentally suited for being a moderator. However, the other moderators worked very hard to be fair and to keep a balance between allowing strong opinions, but clamping down on rude or vicious ones. My few months as a moderator taught me a lot about how hard it is to moderate well, and how good a job the folks do here (usually) in asking someone to moderate. Doing it well is MUCH harder than our moderators make it look...
         
        11-13-2012, 12:12 PM
      #7
    Showing
    Yeah, I was on a Great Dane forum for awhile, but those people were crazy vicious, too. I guess that's what happens when you either have an unmoderated or under-moderated forum.
         
        11-13-2012, 12:23 PM
      #8
    Yearling
    There are good and bad people on all forums. There are some people that either say things in a harsh manner not intending to sound as bad as they do or... people that enjoy hurting others.

    Many long years ago I had this Saddlebred filly. I was talking to a "friend" about my new purchase and that there was another filly there to chose from. She says "you should have taken the other one, I liked it's bloodlines better."
    I said "Mine has multi world champion bloodlines, and I liked this one better."
    She said "well, you won't win anything on that horse."

    Fast forward a few months, My horse is beating her horse and all the others week after week, show after show.
    She gets a different horse, mine still beats that horse so she says "Man, the judges certainly seem to like those Stock type horses around here." There were about 12 of us around when she said that and we all stood there with our jaws dropped. The horse that I had was about as refined as could be. She was gorgeous.

    Jealousy gets people nowhere. You take those comments and dump them in the garbage. You love your horse, who cares what faceless strangers on a random forum think? No sense even getting worked up about it.

    I also loved beating many of the snooty kennel club people with my rescued dogs in obedience. Proves what hard work and love can do. Some people just don't have the heart to love or the skill to work with something that doesn't start out perfect. Be glad you don't fall into that catagory.
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        11-14-2012, 05:34 PM
      #9
    Banned
    If there was a "Perfect Horses Only" forum, there would be 0 members. Heck, most people don't even own an Appy, much less a perfect one.

    I don't even know how many thousands of horses I have been around or seen, but I have yet to see a horse that didn't have one thing or another that was less than perfect. I don't think mother nature is really capable of producing a perfect specimen...and honestly, I am sort of glad. If you ever achieved a perfect horse, there would be nowhere else to go from there...might as well quit while you're ahead and move on to some other hobby or interest...
         
        11-14-2012, 05:40 PM
      #10
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    I'm kind of confused as to why you'd post pictures of your horse on a dog forum, though.
    Why?, we have a section for dogs and other pets.

    Animal lover are... well, animals lovers, what can I say


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