LOL, it's okay Apachie. I'm not that old and I remember when sports were fun. I remember going to ropings and rodeos and some of the smaller AQHA shows and everyone there was so nice. Everyone looked out for everyone else and you didn't have to worry. It was like a small community and if someone noticed something off about a horse, even a droopy head or a glassy eye, they would hunt up the owner or trainer and say "Hey, I think there might be something wrong with your horse in stall 45, he looks pretty droopy". Then, they would check in with you later just to see if all was well.
Or ropings where folks would willingly loan your their prize head horse if yours pulled a shoe or dinged a leg. They didn't care that it was between you and them in the short go, they enjoyed the competition
, not the win.
Whatever happened to that?