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    06-27-2011, 08:34 PM
  #131
Banned
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Originally Posted by Whisper22    
You can think whatever you want of me, I know I'm a good person. I don't need to meet her, I don't go out of my way to hurt others. I don't believe in being an a**hole to someone just to get across that they made a mistake. But I am well aware that this forum is chock full of them.
There is a difference between making a mistake and not listening to the facts
There are some similarities between you and the OP, are there not?

And I'm outta here before Speed gets back and reads this thread.
     
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    06-27-2011, 08:35 PM
  #132
Weanling
Personally I'm not quite sure what to say on the subject...Alot of the ranchers around here will say that a TB is one of the best horses in the world, but refuse to use them for the simple fact that they are hard to keep weight on. That being said, alot of the horse people around here, will see a thoroughbred that is a bit ribby and say "well, it's a thoroughbred." I'm not condoning a skinny horse, and realize that with proper diet (a very, very detailed and large one) a TB can be fat and "normal" looking. However, I will also point out that alot of racers, however muscled and athletic they may be will show rib.
     
    06-27-2011, 08:43 PM
  #133
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by SAsamone    
Personally I'm not quite sure what to say on the subject...Alot of the ranchers around here will say that a TB is one of the best horses in the world, but refuse to use them for the simple fact that they are hard to keep weight on. That being said, alot of the horse people around here, will see a thoroughbred that is a bit ribby and say "well, it's a thoroughbred." I'm not condoning a skinny horse, and realize that with proper diet (a very, very detailed and large one) a TB can be fat and "normal" looking. However, I will also point out that alot of racers, however muscled and athletic they may be will show rib.
Some do need a a big detailed diet but not all it really depends on the individual horse, even thoroughbreds. Though he is a hard keeper compared to my other gelding my Tb is quite an easy keeper. During summer all he needs is the grass in his paddock (depending on the weight) one biscuit of hay a day. During winter he needs a bit more because the grass gets bad. I don't think they necessarily need a high detail diet just because they are Tb but they do need to eat a lot of good quality food.
     
    06-27-2011, 08:45 PM
  #134
Yearling
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Originally Posted by A knack for horses    
There is a difference between making a mistake and not listening to the facts
There are some similarities between you and the OP, are there not?

And I'm outta here before Speed gets back and reads this thread.
Please show me where I've lied about myself. Those would be facts. Anyones OPPINION on how or why I discuss things, mean absolutely nothing to me.

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Originally Posted by SAsamone    
Personally I'm not quite sure what to say on the subject...Alot of the ranchers around here will say that a TB is one of the best horses in the world, but refuse to use them for the simple fact that they are hard to keep weight on. That being said, alot of the horse people around here, will see a thoroughbred that is a bit ribby and say "well, it's a thoroughbred." I'm not condoning a skinny horse, and realize that with proper diet (a very, very detailed and large one) a TB can be fat and "normal" looking. However, I will also point out that alot of racers, however muscled and athletic they may be will show rib.
Thank you, that's all the OP and I are saying as well.
     
    06-27-2011, 08:49 PM
  #135
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Originally Posted by Whisper22    
Please show me where I've lied about myself. Those would be facts. Anyones OPPINION on how or why I discuss things, mean absolutely nothing to me.
*Looks at my post*

Hmmm....I don't see the word liar in my post. I never called you a liar. And I never said the OP was a liar either. I said (and I quote):

There is a difference between making a mistake and not listening to the facts
There are some similarities between you and the OP, are there not?

I said the OP wasn't listening to the facts, and you aren't listening to what other people are saying either.

^Nothing calling you a liar in there.
     
    06-27-2011, 08:54 PM
  #136
Green Broke
Whisper this is where the OP is not listening. From what they have written, I understand it as they believe a Tb showing ribs is normal and right. Just because it is a Tb and no other reason but it is not. Yes maybe as they move around and stretch you will see some ribs but when it is just stnading there you shouldn't. You appear to be agreeing with the Op on this.
     
    06-27-2011, 08:54 PM
  #137
Yearling
The facts are what the OP has ACTUALLY typed out. I am definitely NOT the one ignoring the facts.
     
    06-27-2011, 08:56 PM
  #138
Banned
Well, 90% of the people on this thread agree with me. Maybe that means something?

I'm outta here, since I'm wasting my time arguing here.
     
    06-27-2011, 08:59 PM
  #139
Yearling
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Originally Posted by apachewhitesox    
Whisper this is where the OP is not listening. From what they have written, I understand it as they believe a Tb showing ribs is normal and right. Just because it is a Tb and no other reason but it is not. Yes maybe as they move around and stretch you will see some ribs but when it is just stnading there you shouldn't. You appear to be agreeing with the Op on this.
Then you would be wrong. She never said that it was right. More normal? Yes. I am agreeing with the OP that it doesn't mean a horse is underweight and unhealthy just because they show ribs. The article again Horse Weight Watchers

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Originally Posted by A knack for horses    
Well, 90% of the people on this thread agree with me. Maybe that means something?
That's how the bandwagon works.
     
    06-27-2011, 09:44 PM
  #140
Super Moderator
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Originally Posted by apachewhitesox    
Is it just me or does this thread keeping changing from its actual topic of tb's being skinny to peoples manners and how rude they are.
No, it's not just you, and it's a real shame.

This morning I found this thread had been removed from the board because it had gotten so far off topic. I spent significant time reading the entire thread so that I could clean it up and put it back, because I didn't want members who were interested in discussing thoroughbreds and their builds to have to miss out.

I explicitly asked that members not discuss the OP or her horses, since this thread, which poses general questions about the builds of thoroughbreds, is not in any way about the OP or her horses, and that is what caused the thread to derail the first time.

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The portion of this thread starting with the OP's posting of pictures she did not have permission to post has been removed. Please feel free to continue discussing thoroughbreds without reference to the OP or the specific horses who's pictures she posted. OP, if you choose to participate in this thread again, please do not use yourself or your horses for illustrative purposes.
Can thoroughbreds be skinny?

And yet, here we are. Again.

I, and the rest of the Horse Forum Team, put a lot of time and energy into trying to keep the Horse Forum a reasonably nice place to discuss horses, and to work with members whose posts tend to do the opposite so that we can strike a balance everyone can be comfortable with. A little consideration and self control on the part of the members we maintain this place for would be much appreciated.

I will remove this thread, again, once its participants have had a chance to read this message.
     

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