I think the issue is the attitude of the people, not the ability of the horse. I have been ostracized, made fun of, disregarded, snubbed, attacked, accused of being an abuser, and all sorts of horrible things as soon as people hear my breed of choice. When I attempted 4H, I wasn't even allowed to watch the drill team practices because of my breed. I would have been banned if I had mentioned I wanted to try it. I know how to deal with it now, but when I was a kid, I really didn't understand why my sweet horses were so bad.
I now have friends of many breeds and disciplines. They are only my friends because, while they may have chosen different breeds, they are still NICE and RESPECTFUL about my horses, and I am the same for them. Whether or not *I* would EVER voluntarily own some of those horses, I am very happy that my friend is enjoying what they are doing.
Should we all get along? Most of the time, YES! Should we all be nice? Most of the time, YES!
Should we all enjoy our horses and be happy for others enjoying theirs? YES!
There is nothing I hate worse on horse forums in general when people post a picture "Look at my pretty pony! I love him so much! He is an X breed! They are my favorites!" And people say "They aren't my favorite breed, but I guess he's pretty." Dang it, just say he is cute, and leave out the parts about how you don't like his breed. That is what bugs me. Those threads are about bowing off and being proud of something you love.
Now "What do you think about X horses?" threads are different.
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Last edited by LadyDreamer; 10-19-2013 at 09:30 AM.