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        07-08-2012, 12:10 AM
      #21
    Yearling
    People hate what they do not under stand so just tell them that they should learn more before they open there mouth
         
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        07-08-2012, 12:23 AM
      #22
    Yearling
    I knew a draft/standardbred/some sort of other gaited horse mix who looked like God spit into a martini glass, shook it around, and whatever fell out became Traveler.

    Traveler was trained at the ripe old age of 15 years old. He was made fun of, picked on, snubbed at. He was an underdog and nobody believed in him. They said he was a waste of time.

    But Traveler learned how to jump 3 feet. And Traveler could canter halfpass. And Traveler won at jumping shows. And Traveler gave austistic kids pony rides.

    The breed of a horse is merely an over exagerated detail. Its the heart of a horse that makes it worth anything.

    This is what Traveler looked like when he first came in for training:



    You would have never known he could, but he did. Propper muscling, a good diet, and correct training made him as good as any other horse. His Martini Spit pedigree didn't mean squat to what he wanted to do and how far he wanted to go. It shouldn't mean squat to anyone else, either.
         
        07-08-2012, 12:29 AM
      #23
    Showing
    I'm apparently a glutton for punishment, since my very first horse was an Arabian, and I've continued to own them for over 30 years. Not only that, but I now have a -GASP!- TB who came off the track!

    Never mind that he's the sweetest, most laid back horse I've ever owned. He MUST be crazy 'cause all them ex-racin' Thurubreds is nutz! JJ obviously didn't get that memo.
         
        07-08-2012, 12:47 AM
      #24
    Started
    Owned Arabians most all my life. They were the calmest horses on all the trail rides we went on, never spooked and always easy to handle, yet I still got crap from a few people. People like that are just sort of ignorant and hateful about a lot of things I think. When they started their stupid rant I would just smile at them and say, "In order to train an Arabian you have to be smarter than they are.". That almost always shut them up.
         
        07-08-2012, 12:57 AM
      #25
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    Originally Posted by Copperhead    
    I knew a draft/standardbred/some sort of other gaited horse mix who looked like God spit into a martini glass, shook it around, and whatever fell out became Traveler.

    Traveler was trained at the ripe old age of 15 years old. He was made fun of, picked on, snubbed at. He was an underdog and nobody believed in him. They said he was a waste of time.

    But Traveler learned how to jump 3 feet. And Traveler could canter halfpass. And Traveler won at jumping shows. And Traveler gave austistic kids pony rides.

    The breed of a horse is merely an over exagerated detail. Its the heart of a horse that makes it worth anything.

    This is what Traveler looked like when he first came in for training:



    You would have never known he could, but he did. Propper muscling, a good diet, and correct training made him as good as any other horse. His Martini Spit pedigree didn't mean squat to what he wanted to do and how far he wanted to go. It shouldn't mean squat to anyone else, either.
    I LOVE that copperhead! There is hope for my spit horse too!!
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        07-08-2012, 01:53 AM
      #26
    Yearling
    I love Arabians! We have ppone at camp her name is buttons and she is so sweet, tons of energy and very willing! Scared of a lot though, blocks of ice and wall for instance, but in all fairness the arena wall backs onto stalls so you can hear the horses on the other side but you can't SEE them. It's kinda funny she has to be tied with most of the lead rope given to her and stretches it all the way out and just stares at the wall like it might eat her.
         
        07-08-2012, 01:55 AM
      #27
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ChipsAhoy    
    Haha, I get lot's of comments on my appy. I've been turned down by boarding facilities because of his breed. I get lot's of questions like "Why would you want an appy? They're stubborn and mean." Then they meet Chippy and their opinions change :) The way I see it is, the more people that are driven away by appy's, the more I have for myself.
    Most of appys I've known have been friendly, no where near mean.
         
        07-08-2012, 05:31 AM
      #28
    Foal
    I own a ex ridingschool horse,who's not mother's best and not the sort of Belgian Warmblood you would expect (big head,bad confo).

    A lot of people call him names and laugh with him,but I know he's better than all the other horses. They don't laugh anymore when I beat them in jumping competitions,little children LOVE him and he's the only horse that doesn't move a muscle when lightning stroke last year on the roof of our barn and all the other horses broke out.

    I lov ehim like he is and you always need to remind yourself that he's YOUR horse,not somebody else's and that for you he is the best horse in the world.
         
        07-08-2012, 06:00 AM
      #29
    Trained
    Not everyone likes the same type of horse, but everyone should be respectful of others' choices. Ignore these ignorant people, they were raised by wolves & weren't taught any manners. If all Arabs were hotheads & nutjobs, why would we love them so much?
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        07-08-2012, 08:11 AM
      #30
    Trained
    Last year during the record heatwave here in Texas, a neighbor needed a couple of hundred cattle moved to better pasture.
    It took 4 hours in 100+ heat to get the job done.
    About 10 people showed up to help. I rode an 18 YO arab mare that is 14 HH.
    At the end of the gather she was the only horse not completly worn out.
    when we moved those cattle back a couple of months later she was full of energy while the QHs were lagging behind.
    the older guy that has always told me he would not have an Arab on the place told me that she was one of the best cow ponies he had ever seen.
    I have also heard stupid things about Apps and TB.
    People who say such things are simply ignorant.
    Letting them bother you is a waste of your time. Shalom
         

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