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post #11 of 16 Old 03-21-2012, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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I wasn't trying to say that they had, I do like the other forum because sometimes they are more brutally honest. I just feel with that honesty, should be a bit of an explanation. With this thread I was just trying to vent a bit and get peoples opinions of other forums. Not just that one. Which others do you guys belong to? Which ones do you like and frequent the most?
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post #12 of 16 Old 03-21-2012, 01:12 PM
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Personally i only frequent this one and FiSH. Havent really posted too much there lately though.
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post #13 of 16 Old 03-21-2012, 01:27 PM
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I stay away from FISH. Talk about rabid! With no moderation, the crazy and evil run rampant.

There are several BBs of which I'm a member. They all have their own 'feel'. I've never been BB monogamous.
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post #14 of 16 Old 03-21-2012, 03:45 PM
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I've had bad experiences on another forum also (not Fish, never heard of that one) and have had to grown a thicker skin since I started posting online. There is a difference between giving an opinion in a constructive manner about the area in question and quite another to pick at someone just because you can. The like feature on here does make it more friendly.

I originally posted a question asking what a certain term meant and it all just went downhill. The term backing is not common around here. When i started looking for someone to start my coming three yr old and one of the trainers replied via email that they only took backed horses I was a bit confused as to what that meant. I figured I would get a faster answer on the other forum than waiting days for another email from the trainer to clarify.

Someone jumped on the fact that my horse was almost three and I did not have a trainer lined up already. I told them that I wasn't in a hurry for him to be trained as I usually wait until they are mostly done growing before riding and this horse still had a significant amount of growing to do. They said that was no excuse and I was behind the game and would now have to rush to catch up. I appreciate that others have differing views on age to train but that was not my question and I didn't ask for an opinion on that subject.

He does basic groundwork but I just don't feel I have the level of experience necessary to start him under saddle as well as a professional and I only want him to have the best I can afford. Add to that I have a balance issue due to health reasons and those first few weeks can include stumbles etc as the horse gets used to a rider so it seems best to have someone else ride him until he is used to carrying a rider. That turned into a couple other people telling me that if I did all the groundwork on a horse I should be able to start riding it with no problems myself and if I couldn't do that then I wasn't a very good horseperson.

Of course there's no getting around the fact that some folks just like to argue but I'm getting better at ignoring them.
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post #15 of 16 Old 03-21-2012, 05:31 PM
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I go here and another forum. I do have a account on horse grooming supplies, but, incorrect answers to questions are usually just left.. Whereas on here- they are corrected by fellow members.. Main thing I noticed.

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post #16 of 16 Old 03-21-2012, 06:05 PM
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As a general rule, we do not allow discussions of other equine forums, the posting of links to other social sites, or anything that can be perceived as soliciting our members to participate elsewhere.

However, it's clear that that wasn't the OP's intent in her original post, but rather to discuss the rare skill of constructive criticism or effective critique.

In order to keep this thread open, I have to ask that this thread NOT drift to discussing other forums, posting links to them or in any way encouraging members to participate elsewhere but stay on the original topic.

Thanks for your understanding.
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