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    03-30-2011, 10:31 PM
  #1
Banned
Can't we horse people agree?

Well, a couple days ago I started my horse management class. I've been riding for six years now and have ridden with 3 different horsemen/women, each coming from different horse backgrounds and experiences. That brings my total of instructors to 4. There is one commonality that I have noticed between all of these sources:

Ask each of them the same question, and you'll get 4 different responces.
My theory is only further verified by this forum, as it seems everybody has a different Equestrian style.

I'm not saying that these disagreements on training, riding, colors, etc. are bad. I guess that's the beauty of Horsemanship.

Just thought I'd share my little epiphany.
     
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    03-30-2011, 10:32 PM
  #2
Yearling
I'd very much agree with that statement. You can never know too much or hear too many different opinions in the horse world!
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    03-30-2011, 10:45 PM
  #3
Trained
Agreed. Ask 9 times, get 10 answers, no matter what the subject. Horse ownership is a general respect among control freaks.
     
    04-01-2011, 05:44 PM
  #4
Foal
That's why I hate those people that make you feel guilty about believing one thing or training a certain way, etc. If it doesn't hurt the horse and you feel that you made a well-informed decision, why does it matter!?
     
    04-01-2011, 06:12 PM
  #5
Trained
Exactly, one of my first memories is listening to Dad, Mom, Aunt, and Grandparents have an argument about how to train a horse! I've been in the horse world since before I was born and I can't tell you how many different opinions I've heard. All 4 of my best friends have completely different views on horsecare, breeding, and training.

I subscribe to the "keep your mouth shut unless asked or abuse is occuring" club. It works and you end up learning alot about why people do certian things.
     
    04-01-2011, 06:23 PM
  #6
Weanling
It's not the different opinions that drive me crazy...In fact, I believe you need that in order to get everything you can out of a learning experience. What bugs me is when people look past your initial quetion, and begin to attack or quetion your judgement or theory as if it is wrong. Again, you need different opinions to get a 3D view of everything, but you shouldn't chastize others for their opinions/doings etc...
     
    04-01-2011, 08:12 PM
  #7
Foal
I like the different opinions! What I don't like is when people try to make you believe that their way is the one and only way to do things and everyone else is wrong. That kind of attitude drives me bonkers. :P
     
    04-01-2011, 08:20 PM
  #8
Weanling
Definitely! I think many opinions are healthy and really no one approach will work for every horse (or rider for that matter). Statistically, crowds are always correct. So the more people you have weighing in, the more likely it is that you will find the right answer! Good epiphany!
     
    04-01-2011, 08:45 PM
  #9
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by MN Tigerstripes    
Exactly, one of my first memories is listening to Dad, Mom, Aunt, and Grandparents have an argument about how to train a horse! I've been in the horse world since before I was born and I can't tell you how many different opinions I've heard. All 4 of my best friends have completely different views on horsecare, breeding, and training.

I subscribe to the "keep your mouth shut unless asked or abuse is occuring" club. It works and you end up learning alot about why people do certian things.


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Me too!

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Originally Posted by ArabianChic    
I like the different opinions! What I don't like is when people try to make you believe that their way is the one and only way to do things and everyone else is wrong. That kind of attitude drives me bonkers. :P
Or when they actually lie about something to back up why they do or don't do something.
     
    04-01-2011, 09:57 PM
  #10
Green Broke
I completely understand your sentiment! However, horse people will NEVER unanimously agree on things because:

-All horses are inherently different
-All people are inherently different
-All situations are different
-People come with their own history
-Horses come with their own history

So there is so much room for variation that a thousand different opinions are probably needed, even if it is infuriating some of the time
     



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