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post #21 of 34 Old 11-08-2011, 01:30 PM
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Perhaps it's the lack of respect for the past and a lack of desire to study that irks you. Just like farmpony84, I didn't have my own horses until I was 27yo. Therefore I bought, read and reread books, and subscribed to equine magazines, which I also studied and, of course, I took lessons. My instructor was my expert and he was ALWAYS right. I have never considered myself a horse expert, but I am more experienced and more expert than some. I am now at the point where I weigh opinions, but I also try new training methods, if my methods are not yielding the desired results.
Published material has more communicable thought than opinion-based internet posts. When you couple the "special snowflake" attitude of many children today, many people also consider themselves expert without putting in much time. And, there are also people who just like to play with their My Little Ponies...
Honestly, I really don't want those folks messing with my horses, so I don't argue with them. I also don't invite them out to see my horses, either. Further, NOW, if somebody says they are afraid of horses, I agree with them. =D
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post #22 of 34 Old 11-08-2011, 03:12 PM
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Perhaps it's the lack of respect for the past and a lack of desire to study that irks you.
That is utter rubbish, I have a great deal of respect for the past, the traditions that were handed down and the reasons behind them. Heck I can tell you the origin of tons of seemingly random crap when it comes to horses.

Heck it really really annoys me when I see women riding in black gloves. Do you know why?

I just don't give a darn about the big horses of racing. I'll watch the grand national each year and I'll have a bet on a horse that I think is the prettiest (read best conformed, potential show horse).

I only study what is interesting to me. So the history of connemara breeding, welsh cob breeding and the breeding of the British riding pony (aka the show pony). TB breeding just doesnt interest me, most of them are over bred, badly conformed and good only for galloping.

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post #23 of 34 Old 11-08-2011, 03:54 PM
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Gosh, Faye--I wasn't thinking about your posts at ALL with my last comments. =( =( =(
I'm really sorry I offended you. **sigh**
I was speaking in generalities. I've just noticed a general lack of respect by a lot of spoiled, never-had-a-job, everthing-they-want-handed-to-them younger Americans. I don't see this in my own DD's, but DH and I told them they couldn't drive if they couldn't pay for it, so they've each worked since they were 15-16 yo. Sorry to go WAY off topic. =/
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post #24 of 34 Old 11-08-2011, 04:11 PM
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I've watched eyeballs glaze over when I start talking about my horse's bloodlines. I'm quite proud that she's a grand-daughter of Niatross and it's just a little fact I include whenever someone asks about her. If someone wants to hear more, I'll expand on her famous Standardbred family tree, but if they don't, I leave it alone. The way I figure it, me talking about my horse is like my boyfriend talking about football... I just don't care enough past a polite interest.
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post #25 of 34 Old 11-08-2011, 04:25 PM
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Heck it really really annoys me when I see women riding in black gloves. Do you know why?
You have piqued my interest! Do you mind ellaborating on that?
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post #26 of 34 Old 11-08-2011, 04:42 PM
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Traditionaly black gloves on a woman are a sign of being in mourning. It is incredibly disrespectful to ride whilst in mourning.

Oh and it realy realy annoys me when people don't sew up the tails of the bow on thier riding hat or wear the wrong coloured jacket.
Or wear Top boots when they have no right to.
All these things have meaning and history and in some cases getting it wrong can be offensive.

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post #27 of 34 Old 11-08-2011, 04:55 PM
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That is interesting, faye, thanks for sharing. I might just have to do some research!
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post #28 of 34 Old 11-08-2011, 09:14 PM
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It is part of life. My horse friends don't know bloodlines like I do, heck I know my friends horses pedigree better than her. I can go on and on about how well bred this horse is, but anymore I just say he's well bred. My boyfriend doesn't understand pedigrees either. But I don't really care, I want to know barrel and racing lines so I learn what the best ones are. I think I space out when my boyfriend talks about trucks or any vehicle. I don't care, never have. As long as it saves me gas or pulls a trailer I could care less. But I do nod my head and pretend to understand. Not everyone has the same interest .
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post #29 of 34 Old 11-08-2011, 10:07 PM
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TB breeding just doesnt interest me, most of them are over bred, badly conformed and good only for galloping.

OUCH!

Guess you aren't a TB lover!

Our OTTB is 2 for 3 in your little synopsis....he is overbred and good only for galloping!

His conformation, however, is specatular....or so we've been told by our farrier and our vets...
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post #30 of 34 Old 11-08-2011, 10:52 PM
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I know someone who will bore you to tears spouting bloodlines but we don't see what the horse can do. The average person who is horse shopping isn't really concerned about bloodlines so boring them with bloodline details just pushes away a possible sale.
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