Originally Posted by JustDressageIt View Post
Allison, is it better to ignore such deplorable things, or educate people? I don't see cute ponies - I see neglect. I'd hope that this board hasn't come to be a place where neglect can be put on display and dawned over or become acceptable.
But it hasn't been ignored, JDI. Several members have mentioned the state of the horse's hooves several times now, and the OP has explained several times that she has since had the farrier out.
The blurb at the top of the page in the Horse Pictures forum says
You are of course welcome to voice concerns about the safety of something depicted in a picture, but we ask that you do so in a friendly, constructive manner.
What Allison was pointing out is that additional comments about the horse's hooves are past the point of being constructive.
The OP's horses are obviously important enough to her for her her to want to discuss and share them with others here. Should she not be allowed to do so because she posted pictures indicating that her horse's hooves needed work at some point in the past, even after explaining that the work has since been done?
As far as any plans the OP may have to breed, I didn't see the OP mention any here, so please reserve feedback about it for the appropriate thread. As per the blurb at the top of the page, the Horse Pictures forum isn't the place for it. Here is the blurb posted in full for those who need to see it again:
The Horse Pictures forum here at the Horse Forum is not for critique or breeding discussions. If the same member who has posted a picture in the Horse Pictures forum has brought up breeding her horse elsewhere, discuss it elsewhere. The Horse Pictures forum is a place where people who love their horses and simply want to share their pictures can. It is a non-judgmental environment. If you are looking to give or receive critique, please visit our Horse Critique forum.
There will be pictures of horses and riders in the Horse Pictures forum that aren't perfect, but it's no more appropriate to point out faults in threads in the Horse Pictures forum than it is to tell strangers on the street that they are too big or their clothes don't match. You are of course welcome to voice concerns about the safety of something depicted in a picture, but we ask that you do so in a friendly, constructive manner.
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