Originally Posted by dressagexlee
It's called debating. We are never going to agree, so why bother trying to make nice all the time? Let's not turn this into another Horsetopia forum, where if you even try to constructively critique somebody who wants critique, they ban you.
To debate it to educate, that's how I see it. For example, my view on when to use side-reins has completely changed since I got on here (I used to believe in lunging with them on every horse). If everyone agreed, we wouldn't learn anything.
I am not saying you HAVE to agree with everyone. You have to see their statement in a different way. So if I think you should wait to jump a horse until 8 years old I would want someone else to say: yes depending on the breed, different horses grow faster or slower. This opposing satement is completly true and the other person saw my statement in a different way and didnt argue with me.