Originally Posted by lilkitty90
keep your head high and ignore the discrimination! I get it alot with my mustang because #1 she is "dangerous" and "wild" and most people call her ugly and useless and because she doesn't have the brand needed (her mom had the brand, my girl was born in the hands of captivity) to be considered a mustang, they think she is just a mutt!, however since she is my first horse and I love her I ignore everything anyone says, because I know she is willing, kind, happy, and capable of anything anyone elses horse is!
Yeah, I have a Mustang too! What's so cool about my Mustang (John) is that he is SUCH a good horse, nobody can bad-mouth him. The worst anyone can say about him is that he walks a little slow. But everyone else's horses can be bouncing off the walls, and my Mustang, who was born in the wild, is the calmest, coolest horse in the group. I have literally had riders gallop past me on group rides (the dummies!) and John was calm, cool and collected. I have a friend who is a die-hard QH person (she said she would never own another breed) who said she would be happy to own John if anything ever happened to me. So that is a big compliment in my eyes.
I guess as a horse lover first and foremost, I really love all breeds. They were all bred for different purposes and have different looks, but really I am a horse lover, no so much a breed lover. Sure, my first two horses made me love Arabians, John made me love Mustangs, but honestly, when I shop for a horse I am looking for a good, safe, sound, honest horse. I am not locked onto thinking one breed is best above all else. Other people seem to think "their breed" is the only breed worth having.