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    03-10-2012, 09:33 PM
  #91
Yearling
I also didn't say any opinion, so no bashing for pointing something out. ;)

People are too fast to bite another's neck and to accuse or be offended by something, that's why this post is considered so 'controversial'. People need to chill.
     
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    03-10-2012, 09:35 PM
  #92
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My son is a Filipino. We adopted him. But he LOOKS like the stereotype of a Mexican. It drives him nuts when people just start talking to him in Spanish.

He drives trucks. Yesterday, one guy asked him 3 times if he spoke English. He finally replied, "I returned from a deployment to Afghanistan in December...and my fists speak English. Is that good enough?"
     
    03-10-2012, 09:43 PM
  #93
Trained
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Originally Posted by mildot    
I'm hispanic.

I'm not Mexican. You wouldn't think I'm hispanic if you met me and I didn't tell you. I don't look like what 95% of anglos think a hispanic looks like. You would think I'm Italian, and I happen to have an Italian surname.

I am most at ease not around my "own kind" but with rednecks from the Great Plains.

I miss Kansas.
I am of German / Norwegian decent and cowboyed....people just assume I drink a lot and partake in occasional fist fights...oh nevermind...lol...**** stereotypes!
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    03-10-2012, 09:44 PM
  #94
Trained
I do not like to see prejudices or PC suppress perfectly legitamate observations that can further knowledge. Horses are extremely intelligent. I am sure the study of horses' reaction to different people could provide valuable info, yet would NOT be allowed b/c their are self appointed PC police everywhere. For example, people have a "prejudice" against tobacco, and mistakenly (b/c of prejudice) fault nicotine for tobacco's illeffects. The fact that tobacco is highly addicting, along w other things, means it would be extremely beneficial to medical science to fully understand of the biochemical pathways of nicotine, yet the "prejudice" against tobacco has slowed that research....almost to a crawl. The word "enlightened" doesn't come to mind when I see PC police on patrol.
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    03-10-2012, 09:46 PM
  #95
Yearling
I said a word wasn't considered PC, not the subject of the post..
     
    03-10-2012, 10:03 PM
  #96
Trained
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Originally Posted by LoveTheSaddlebreds    
I said a word wasn't considered PC, not the subject of the post..
Oh, well, I wasn't responding to your post. I meant it - in general. But, tell me the word so I can be sure to disprove its magical qualites by using it! Sorry, but like mildot said, PC is corrosive. It tends to make some people "more equal" and it is divisive.
     
    03-10-2012, 11:24 PM
  #97
Yearling
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Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
Good. It's about time we start having intellingent discussions about race in this country. Our president is half African and if that dolt can get to be president anybody can!
So, just feeling the need to point out, also, that the president is half white and regardless I still don't like him.
     
    03-10-2012, 11:33 PM
  #98
Yearling
I posted, but it didn't show up. I went shoeing and came back, and we're talking about Big Macs, politics, and what we're supposed to call blacks?

People we don't have to be so careful about what we say. They don't care as long as it's not racist. Whites are the ones that are uptight. Minorities think it's funny how scared we are to offend them.

My friend Sonny went with me to haul sand for my arena a couple months ago. I was listening to black music and his ringtone was country. We thought it was ironic (and funny). He's black as can be but I promise he's more country than I am. Rides horses and can run a Bobcat as good as anybody. That's how alot of blacks are around here. There's a couple good gaited trainers around fairly close that are black, but I don't know them personally.

We're pretty integrated. We played ball in school and work together.

Apparently because I use the name AmazinCaucasian, I'm racist? I'm proud of what I am just like blacks are. No more, no less
     
    03-10-2012, 11:47 PM
  #99
Weanling
I kinda scanned through real quick so sorry if I repeat. I have a book called Equine Behavior: A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists by Paul McGreevy. I paid enough for it...I might as well share/use it LOL

Acccording to it...horses are dichromats and "that they struggle to discriminate between green and grays of similar brightness" It says with this particular study they changed the brightness of each color. "The horses were able to distinguish red and blue across the range of luminance differences but were unable to distinguish green and yellow from gray at the lower end of the scale, indicating that the horses were not seeing these colors well, if at all."

There was also a study with horses jumping fences. More horses knocked rails that were of solid light or dark colors while more cleared rails with two contrasting colors.

My professor who is a big trail horse judge said more horses hit "earth tone" rails versus white ones since the earth tones blend into the ground.

Then again...this book says it also seems to depend on the horse. As with some cases, one horse can see yellow and not red while one can see red and not yellow.

So who knows! Haha.
     
    03-10-2012, 11:59 PM
  #100
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Originally Posted by Bridgertrot    
I kinda scanned through real quick so sorry if I repeat. I have a book called Equine Behavior: A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists by Paul McGreevy. I paid enough for it...I might as well share/use it LOL

Acccording to it...horses are dichromats and "that they struggle to discriminate between green and grays of similar brightness" It says with this particular study they changed the brightness of each color. "The horses were able to distinguish red and blue across the range of luminance differences but were unable to distinguish green and yellow from gray at the lower end of the scale, indicating that the horses were not seeing these colors well, if at all."

There was also a study with horses jumping fences. More horses knocked rails that were of solid light or dark colors while more cleared rails with two contrasting colors.

My professor who is a big trail horse judge said more horses hit "earth tone" rails versus white ones since the earth tones blend into the ground.

Then again...this book says it also seems to depend on the horse. As with some cases, one horse can see yellow and not red while one can see red and not yellow.

So who knows! Haha.
Hmm. That is interesting, thanks for posting. Were the test methods applied to humans as well? For example, do human athletes hurdling toward a jump clear bars the same color as the environment (earthtone) as well as they do bars w two contrasting colors? Just curiouse. It would seem to lend more credibility to the test method, imho.
     

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