Originally Posted by Kentucky
Do you think some horse people look down on others?
Such as English rider looks down on western riders as uncivilized and/ or a bunch rough cut cowboys and wantabe's. Or, English riders are a bunch or rich snob's, whose horses wouldn't know what to do outside of a show ring.
This is just life. There are those that look down at others just because they are different or do different things. It happens in the horse world, in dog shows/competitions, religions, cultures, neighborhoods, etc. It usually happens because someone doesn't understand the other people, or because they got a bad first impression from a single individual or small group, or because their friends or family feel that way, etc.
It's best to stay above the fray and be open minded. Don't look down on an entire sport, culture, ethnicity, religion etc, but take each individual you meet as an individual. You never know, you might just learn something new