Originally Posted by countrygirl36
Like I said also, when I heard 20 hh, maybe my trainers were scepulating, and I understood them wrong, but also this Forum seems to be very unfriendly, and it feels like accusations, I'm 15 years old. Not some horse back riding professional. Though I want to be, I am not. I deal with this stuff in high school, and after my surgery a week ago, I thought being able to interact with other horseback riding people, I wouldnt be as depressed, but this had the opposite affect. Lil' John is what we call him, and he is a beautiful horse, I can tell you from the last time I remeber meauring him he was at least 19hh. But from there I can't state anymore facts. I wish I could give everyone more pictures of him, but I can't. I don't have anymore.
In that picture, I would geuss he's about 16 or 17 hands. That being said, I don't care if your trainers made a mistake or you made a mistake or even if you made up the height, the fact of the matter is, the responses you received were over the top. This forum is actually a welcoming and freindly place and we hope that you decide to make yourself a home here.
While I am not condoning the badgering that occurred in this thread, I feel the need to defend our members some. I would geusstimate about three times a week some fruitloop comes along and decides... I'm bored so I'm going to harrass the crazy horse people so they post off-the-wall threads just to get a rise.
I think some of our folks have become gun shy on that. They don't mean any harm and I promise, you are welcome in this comunity. In fact, everyone that has a love for horses is welcome here, even if you don't own a horse and have never ridden one. This forum was created for people to share their knowledge, experience, and to ask questions and to educate themselves...