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        05-24-2011, 12:13 PM
      #21
    Banned
    Kitten, that's true. You're going to meet pains in the neck AND nice people every where.
         
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        05-24-2011, 12:31 PM
      #22
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by morabhobbyhorse    
    Kitten, that's true. You're going to meet pains in the neck AND nice people every where.
    Yep, I agree. I just was a little wear out by the stereotype money = nastiness/snobbish.
         
        05-24-2011, 12:31 PM
      #23
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
    I do agree. I also agree with girl's statement that "if horse misbehaves it's not always an Arab". I don't know... While I didn't really work with arabs those I've seen were behaving very nicely (including stud in bunch of mares he rode with). I don't think its about the breed, its about the training.
    I agree with that too, heck I told her that my horse (who is a paint/qh/grade somethinger other) at times acts worse than most of the arabians I know when it comes to his personal personality and how he reacts to certain situations. For example he is a horrible trail horse, extremely barn sour from old owners galloping him on trails. Acting bad has nothing to do with breeds, it has to do with training and the owners.
         
        05-24-2011, 10:03 PM
      #24
    Yearling
    Maybe she had a bad day and your joke tipped her over the edge. Who knows.
         
        05-24-2011, 10:22 PM
      #25
    Trained
    Guess I'm getting old. If someone made a comment about my horses acting like Arabs (1.75 Arab, 0.25 Appy), I'd just agree and go on. Mine live at home with me, and I've had some neighbors ask why my horses are the only ones around that act alive (I tell them it is the Arabian blood). Others think my horses are a bit crazy (a sentiment I sometimes agree with). I admit there are times I would love to know what it would feel like to be bored or completely relaxed on a horse.

    And if someone takes offense where none is intended, they need to grow up. There are plenty of times in life where you can get pissed at someone who WANTS to make you mad, so why waste the energy getting upset over a passing comment?
         
        05-24-2011, 10:43 PM
      #26
    Weanling
    Meh sounds to me like she has a chip on her shoulder. Maybe the horse (arabian) that the mother daughter bought was bought on her (the trainer) "know how" and she got a new one ripped into her when said horse did not work out. Id stay away from her, lifes too short to waste on idiots with perma PMS.
         
        05-25-2011, 06:12 AM
      #27
    Yearling
    Yeah, I'd say that if the trainer is pissed off at her clients for wanting a sell a horse they can't handle -- and from your description it doesn't sound as if it's a very beginner-friendly horse -- then there's probably a lot going on and you're the least of her problems.
         
        05-25-2011, 07:42 AM
      #28
    Showing
    My take on it is that this border has had her horses maligned before and, after her horse acted up, fully expected to hear more nonsense about the breed. No matter what you said, even a look, would have set her off since she was prepared from hearing it all before.

    No matter what you said, or say, isn't going to matter and, in fact, anything you say from this point on in defense of the breed, will fall on deaf ears. My advise is to ignore it and let her come around on her own.
         
        05-25-2011, 01:27 PM
      #29
    Yearling
    There are so many possibilities that could have set her off. I partially feel bad because I tend to not like people who make BAD generalizations about breeds. I just didn't like being put into that category. I know a lot of people have trouble with arabian stereotypes, "Arabians can't jump.", "They're crazy." and others I have heard on top of the fact that they can't place in a hunter setting even though they move better than a lot of TBreds and Warmbloods I have seen. Now those are things I can fully understand taking offense too. Just because arabians have a different jumping style doesn't mean they can't jump. Just breeds can and do have personality characteristics that are common in the breed.
         
        05-25-2011, 04:32 PM
      #30
    Yearling
    I would just keep your head down and let this blow over. I used to keep my horses at an old barn and had them in a back paddock... never got into anyone's business, never let them get into mine. It was quiet, but peaceful. After four years, moved Scooby into a stall/pen up front by the arena.

    Got a phonecall from a boarder who told me in a pissy way that I needed to replace her extension cord because Scooby chewed through it when she ran it through his pen... ... I replaced it, gave her a warning about how she could have electrocuted my horse and it would cost her a whole lot more to replace him - then got out of there.

    Now my horses are in my backyard - no drama.
         

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