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        05-26-2010, 06:10 PM
      #11
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nrhareiner    
    Have fun and stay civil.
    Well drat, which one do you want us to do, nrh? Have fun or stay civil?

    I think I want to be a Grand Prix dressage rider.

    As long as I put on a shadbelly, top hat, tall boots, white breeches and gloves I'm in, right? Hot dang, I'll be just as good as Walter Zettl if I do all that!

    Why bother with all that annoyin', time consumin' trainin', ridin', n'stuff when all I haff'ta do is put on some clothes ter be what I wants?

    If'n I gets me that there high dollar stuff, I kin even go to them there Olympiks! Woo doggy!
         
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        05-26-2010, 06:14 PM
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    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    

    Why bother with all that annoyin', time consumin' trainin', ridin', n'stuff when all I haff'ta do is put on some clothes ter be what I wants? If'n I gets me that there high dollar stuff, I kin even go to them there Olympiks!
    SR, you've made me develop a really nasty habit of snorting when I laugh. Thanks.


    PS - shall I send you the invoice for a new keyboard to your home address?

         
        05-26-2010, 06:15 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    You complain about being put down for riding with a "cowboy image", yet you turn right around and tell everyone who wears a helmet that they're weak, that it's not what people did in the "good old days", and that wearing a helmet would make our ancestors ashamed. I have never heard any sort of favouritism on this forum, and honestly, it's YOU who's making the big deal out of this. Why would you complain that you don't get any respect when you give others none in return? As mls said, if you have a problem with an individual poster PM them-nobody else cares, and frankly I'm tired of hearing this.
         
        05-26-2010, 06:20 PM
      #14
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    I snort when I laugh too JDI, so you're in good company. Or at least socially questionable company.

    You don't keep a spare keyboard or two handy? Goodness dear, you don't plan ahead!
         
        05-26-2010, 06:27 PM
      #15
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ilyTango    
    You complain about being put down for riding with a "cowboy image", yet you turn right around and tell everyone who wears a helmet that they're weak, that it's not what people did in the "good old days", and that wearing a helmet would make our ancestors ashamed. I have never heard any sort of favouritism on this forum, and honestly, it's YOU who's making the big deal out of this. Why would you complain that you don't get any respect when you give others none in return? As mls said, if you have a problem with an individual poster PM them-nobody else cares, and frankly I'm tired of hearing this.
    I agree 110%
         
        05-26-2010, 06:37 PM
      #16
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    C'mon y'all, let's turn this into a fun thread.

    Carping at the OP doesn't do anything except feed his need for attention.

    Since it's obvious by some people's opinions that clothes make the man (or woman), tell us what you'd like to be.

    I'm going to be a Grand Prix dressage rider, as I posted earlier.

    Tell us what you're going to be by just changing your outfits!
         
        05-26-2010, 06:42 PM
      #17
    Started
    *sigh*

    Buddy, you really need to let this go.

    What kind of old man who is strong in his beliefs like you described is going to come on the internet and try to prove a point? Exactly. There ain't none. Why? Because he is so true and devoted to his traditions and beliefs that he wouldn't feel the need to belittle other people and their customs, let alone brag about his own.

    Which leads me to a question, are you sure that you are not the one that is insecure about your traditions here? Usually people that continuously brag or talk about themselves in a highly way about one particular topic are doing so to try to prove to THEMSELVES that they are what they say they are (thank you Mom for majoring in psychology).

    And by the way, no one was bashing you because of your ways or the fact that you wear a cowboy hat. No one was judging you because you wear a cowboy hat. I am one of the most redneck, ornery, cowboy hatting type on this forum, but I have not once felt disrespected by English riders.

    This forum is very respectful and considerate of all types of riding.

    I am, however, a little infuriated that you rely solely on that hat to claim your title as a cowboy. The hat was not made so that people could slap it on and suddenly be a cowboy. It serves a purpose of protecting the cowboy out on the range from heat, rain, etc. You seem to think that a cowboy hat makes you a cowboy, which is quite opposite of the truth.

    Good day,

    Tiffany
         
        05-26-2010, 07:07 PM
      #18
    Super Moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RawhideKid
    Why is it that so many seem to be so sensitive and touchy about us riders who have a preferance for a certain "image" or style of dress?

    From cowboy hats to boots...it is an image and an adherance to an age old tradition which some of us hold to and enjoy. But as soon as the slightest referance is made to us prefering somethng like hats over helmets because of image...some very touchy individuals feel they are being attacked and/or miligned...condescended upon.
    RawhideKid, it is your choice to wear whatever you want on your head and I don't think anyone disputes that. Some have witnessed horrible accidents and are of the mind that if something simple can be done to prevent injuries it should be. That, of course, is their choice. By simply sharing their opinions of the value of protective head gear, members in no way disrespect your opinions, values, or traditions.

    If you feel you are being given a hard time for your choice of head gear, please contact me or another member of the Horse Forum Team and we will address the matter.

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    Originally Posted by RawhideKid
    I think we're due some thicker skins and some larger hearts to take in and respect where everyone is coming from. God help to at least have moderators who have some semblance of accurate judgement and oversight.
    If the moderators here didn't have judgment and oversight, anyone perceived to be causing problems would simply be ejected from the community as soon as possible to make maintaining the site as easy as possible for us. Instead, we try to give members reasonable opportunities to participate here without causing issues. Your complaint that the moderators here have no judgment or oversight is undoubtedly in reference to the previous cowboy hat thread. Would you have preferred it was closed long before you got to say your piece, or long after the thread degraded even more than it did? If you don't like the way the Horse Forum is run, you are more than welcome to find somewhere else to participate.

    To answer your question, the Horse Forum does not discriminate on the basis of head gear, image, or style of dress. Feel free to pm me with any questions you may have.
         

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