Originally Posted by Kayty
My favourite horse was a thoroughbred, I don't think I'll ever be able to replace him, no matter how good any new horses are.
If you've read any of my posts in training/riding etc. I will always, without fail, try to give the poster advice on what they can do to improve the horse that they have.
That issue is NOTHING to do with people owning warmbloods. Don't try and throw it into the mix to add more ammunition.
It really does irk me that we all get heaped into the same basket. As soon as I type a response I'm deemed a warmblood snob if I didn't tell the poster that they're perfect in every way. It's really quite infuriating, and does make me hesitant to offer advice. I am hear because I like to help other people with issues they're having with their horses, and frequently take a lot of time to come up with a response for them.
You misunderstand a little. It's people in general...especially competitive. It seems that warmblood vs everything else is a huge bomb everywhere, which honestly I don't understand. They're awesome animals. Every horse has it's own place in or out of the ring. I'm not trying to attack you personally in any way. I'm explaining what my personal experience has been in this particular 'war zone'.
Unfortunately I live in an area where every show I go to it's mostly people who have nothing constructive
in their criticism. It's just people downing you everywhere, which doesn't make it fun at all. I like my horse experience to be fun, not stressful. Another unfortunate in that is that a high percentage of those people happen to ride warmbloods in these shows, which doesn't make anything look good. I'm sure if they were all riding mules, Thoroughbreds, llamas it would be the same thing, just because of the kind of people they specifically are...I seem to be in a sort of snob mecca.
You, Kayty, are no snob. You are helpful, very much so. People tend to get caught up in this stupid hype and can't see past the stereotypes. I appreciate criticism about myself and my mounts, as long as it's criticism that can help me as opposed to criticism meant to hurt (you can tell in the tone some people use, if speaking directly). Too many people are just stubborn and set in their minds...I'm not even a big part of this hype and it is frustrating even to me. I'm frustrated for
all the good people out there who get all this garbage just because they have a great warmblood.