Originally Posted by reiningfan
I'm not worked up. I just thought you could have worded things differently. I could really care less what people want to call their horses. I just don't like to see people be rude because someone labels their horse in a way they don't agree with.
I do. I care very much, and this is a very big pet peeve of mine as well. I think it's incredibly rude and presumptuous
of people to call their crossbred whatever by some made up name. It is both offensive and extremely self indulgent to place yourself on the same level as people who invested serious time, effort, money, and research into carefully creating horses bred with a specific style, type, and job or discipline in mind. Horses that live up to an expected breed standard set by many people over many decades, horses that breed true to type and are therefore a positive reflection of their breeder's judgement and choices. If you did not breed this way, frankly you don't have the right to pretend your horse is anything other than a "mutt", or a crossbreed or a grade, if you object to the term mutt. Throwing two random whatevers together in the pasture, breeding your grade QH to the Amish guy's Belgian stallion up the road, is not making a new breed. Making up new breed names, with no breed standard, governing body, or outside inspections and inputs, does not give your horse any higher purpose or class
. Stop trying to fudge it with fake names.