Originally Posted by rider4life
Kitten, do you have any idea how offensive and supercilious this phrase is? My two TWHs are trail horses; they were not cheap, are not cheap now, and never will be cheap--in any way, shape or form. They have top pedigree lines. They get the very best feed, housing, tack and treatment that I can possibly give them. To consider "trail horses" cheap is the worst kind of snobbery that gives high-falutin' show people a bad name!!!
And, a dear friend of mine who shows TWHs, both of whom are World Grand Champions, is extremely down-to-earth, has regular ole trail horses, and I ride one of her show horses on the trail all the time.
Shame on you!!!!
rider4life, MY own horses are trail horses mostly. Who get the best care ever and will not be sold for expensive horse and IN FACT fed better then horses in super barns around. And I do NOT show them, BTW. And even though they have good lines they were (and I think still are) CHEAP comparable to show horses around here. So I feel NO shame what so ever.
By expensive horse I mean $10,000K+ jumper/cutter/whatever. MOST trail horses are $1 - 3K because people will not use super expensive horse for trail riding only (although may be there are exceptions I've never heard of), which is cheap comparable to the show horse. Also most trail horses are kept in not-so-fancy barns, which feed the same sweet feed super fancy barns do.