Had I felt this was constructive criticism, I might have listened. In actuality you remind me of a bunch of bloody piranhas.
I work in a job where I deal with angry hateful people. I don't feel like being on a forum with the same. Again as I said if I thought it was constructive I might have done some more research and etc. Again controversy is one thing. I am all for a controversial debate. But truly there is no controversy here. Its more of a flat out attack.
To the person that said you wouldn't breed my mare. You are right. You would never have a chance to get your hands on her to do so. I could point you to people who will tell you how wrong you are. And its well known people in the reining world. But I will do one better. We will prove how wrong you are in the reining arena.
Really? So when someone is breeding two disasters together, we should all just shut up if we don't have "something nice to say"? Seriously? Again I don't mind constructive criticism. It's the being flat out ugly I didn't care for. And it's too late. You already called them 2 disasters.
I was curious so I did some reading. It seems pretty common across the board when people make these kind of post. I am just floored by how mean and nasty people are. You might not think you are, but believe me that is how you come across. Apparently even on forums such as these there are cliques.
Everyone is entitled to their opinions so here is mine. Life is too short to let those who have nothing better to do bring you down. Even in a forum its all about the "tone" of your comments. I did catch the " let those that know what they are talking about" comments. I am all about learning. I am sharing what I learned with this thread.
Again constructive. It means to build up. Not tear down. I didn't write this post with the intent of being ugly myself. Truly I am in awe. I don't expect everyone to agree with me. Really don't want every one to agree with me. It would be a boring world if they did. Maybe I am overly sensitive. But its truly not hard to be polite. Even if you disagree with someone.
To those that have wished me well, I thank you. To those who had nothing nice to say, I wish you all the best with yours. As for me, I'm moving on. I will take my uneducated self and eyes off this forum(along with my soon to be cripple foal). I am unsure as of today if I will ever come back to this forum.
I had been following this thread, and this made me go back and reread all the replies. I saw 'Downhill', weak front, and poor hooves mentioned. These are all faults, but not 'crippling'. If it was me, I'd look at my horse and make sure she had an amazing front, good hooves and could deal with those issues. I also could not find where they called them disasters. What post number was it?
Personally, I think that only the top 10% of horses should breed, since we all know the issues surrounding too many breedings and breeding anything with functioning parts would mean that there are no good horses, but that is not what this seems to be.
You are breeding two horses, that have good bloodlines and have done well at shows. At best you'll have a breeding-quality show winner horse. At worst, you'll have a show-quality horse. Things here aren't always butterflies and rainbows, but it's life. They want you to go into this with both eyes open and hit the ground running, but things are easily misinterpretted or misworded.