Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Denver Colorado
• Horses: 0
Had just popped in to peek & catch up, but had to respond to Nicker's last post:
I NEVER leave this forum, I don't go anywhere else on the site. I walk straightaway from snarky/mean/rude people (well, @ work I have to stand & listen, but try to go somewhere else in my head while I'm doing it, & try to never take it personally).
I do think the internet allows rude people the "privacy" to be nasty, w/no repercussions. That's why it took me so long to even decide to join a Horse site, & took me so long to trust that I won't get snarked at. NO ONE here has ever done that in the slightest, all I've received is support,instruction,helpful hints. I haven't gotten ANY criticism. But...no one has given "rainbows" & (what was the other thing Rick said? I don't remember, but it was fluffy..); all have responded like...golly...real human beings. Plus, all have been indulgent w/my periodic ramblings, & pictures of things that make me happy...horses, of course. Like, recently, just wanted to share how bright-as-a-penny Miss Bailey looked. I wasn't riding/showing/jumping/trekking. I just groomed a shy animal (you'all saw that in her face & eyes, I'm sure), & wanted you to see. & it was okay. No one sniffed haughtily, or said anything snotty (like: "why is an old nobody using up our time? If you can't ride yet, or don't own 10 horses & a fabulous barn, go away". Which is why it took me time to trust.
I've made friends here, I really feel that way. Long-distance & online, but friends nevertheless.
Our world is "too full of snarkiness" & it does seem like it's all just okay. Well..it's not okay, & millions of people being nasty for no good reason doesn't ever make it okay.
This is one place I can get away from this too many times nasty world, feel the COUNTRY instead, & it's people (YOU guys), enjoy your stories & pictures of what you're doing, where you're going, where you've been.
The one thing that counts: Magic Horse Breath. I let Bailey snuffle my hands yesterday for as long as she wanted to. Wanted to share that. Know you'all will like the sharing of that. That's why I'm here.
Onward & Upward, I'm Not Done Yet...