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post #1 of 22 Old 06-21-2009, 03:43 AM Thread Starter
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Angry People Making Fun of My Horse!

This is kind of a rant, but I like to rant.

Ok, it all started at one of those western shows where they run the barrels. I'm sorry western riders, but the name escapes me. It's a long word. Anyway, I'm cousin (who's like four or five) wanted me to bring Lola so I could lead her around then the little kids are allowed to bring out their ponies and go around the barrels.

Once I got there, I unloaded her and put her in the middle of my sister's two quarter horses. People stared, and I can see why. I mean, you don't see fjords in GA, ever. Especially not at a western place with all their nice quarter horses and appys.

So, about twenty minutes before the running of the ponies, I tacked Lola up. Anyone with a fjord knows that they can't wear western saddles, so I put on my english one.

This is when the meaness began. People had never seen a giant pony with an english saddle before. They started to ask if she was going to run the barrels. I said no of course, that I had just brought her for my cousin. Than, the people started to LAUGH at 'fat, ugly horse with the tiny little saddle.' I was furious!

This kept on and on for hours after I let my cousin ride her. People would just randomly come up and make fun of her! The good thing was the this one mean little boy came up right behind her and got kicked. Not bad, she wasn't even wearing shoes, but it knocked the wind out of him and he ran back to his mommy. He he.
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post #2 of 22 Old 06-21-2009, 04:05 AM
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I understand your point of view but just bear in mind

The opinions of the un-educated are completly worthless .

If anyone makes fun of your Fjord just ignore them - if they say anything about their QH or apps being better just remind them that the Fjord has been around for 4000+ years and as far as I know dosen't suffer from any of the conformation / health defects associated with other breeds.

You rarely hear about navicular, founder, degenerative hock disease, or any other genetic faults ( can't say that about the QH's ), Also I think that if you were to take a QH and let it loose in Norway it would last about 5 minutes.

If I had kids I would buy a Fjord rather than a QH ar app without hesitation.

Still - no escaping there are always stupid people out there.
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post #3 of 22 Old 06-21-2009, 04:19 AM
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Awwww, I'm so sorry that you had to go through that . I don't know anything about the kind of horse you have but I do know how I feel about my horse and how I would feel if people were making fun of him. I know it had to be extremely hurtful for you. I don't know how you were able to keep your cool. Love your horse and be proud of him no matter what other people think of him. My horse has a tendency to be cold to strangers and a lot of times people approach him (especially men) and he's blowing and snorting....a lot of people can't see beyond that and don't like him. He is just misunderstood. He is really a sweetheart (he just has some fear issues) and the one in the pasture that is the least likely to do anything harmful to someone. If I worried about others, I would have lost faith in my horse a long time ago.

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post #4 of 22 Old 06-21-2009, 04:19 AM
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Brighteyes, I understand how you felt. About 10 years ago, before I bought T, we were taking a christian (please any Christians out there take no offense as I'm sure what I'm about to say does not apply to you) church youth group out on a trail ride.

Well while we were tacking up ect.... several of the youths walked over to where Walka was stalled. Now remember he was born with Ryes nose and was deformed. They started making horrible fun of him, name calling ect... Actually almost turned my stomach.

What I did was give an application of "Christian Values" lesson right on the spot. Never raised my voice or lost my cool, but there were many an ashamed face among the group. And then , couldn't resist this part, told each and everyone of them to ask for forgiveness in their evening prayers for being so callous to one of His creations!

A couple of the adults in the group thanked me, and believe it or not a few were upset. How dare I!

So like Nutty Saddler said, no escaping that there are stupid people out there. Be proud inside of your pony! I'm proud of my Walka, his face just gives him "character"!
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post #5 of 22 Old 06-21-2009, 07:35 AM
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That is so terrible,i hope your ok :)
Your horse is so sweet :)
Just ignore them. It's jealousy, coz they don't have cool horses. :P
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post #6 of 22 Old 06-21-2009, 07:45 AM
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You can go to a doctor and have fat removed, or lips plumped up. You can take a broken leg and put a cast on it. You can educate the ignorant but in the words of Ron White "You Can't Fix Stupid".

As my father always used to say, "Take it from where it comes".

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

It's not always what you say but what they hear.
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post #7 of 22 Old 06-21-2009, 08:08 AM
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Another case of breed eliteists. They're too dumb to have ever looked at a breed other than one that's been over done in speed and action. I am a QH person at heart, but I have never looked at any good horse slanted. There are good & bad in every breed, and for anyone to snub based on breed, or discipline - makes me wish like hell you could go kick their sorry *sses at a speed show.

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post #8 of 22 Old 06-21-2009, 08:49 AM
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That's HORRIBLE! Fjords are beautiful! Those people don't know what they're talking about, they just make fun of everything that's different. You laugh because I'm different, I laugh cause you're all the same. Sorry, saw that on some website and thought it applied. It's not the color or breed that makes a good horse. Many horse people (and people in general) are suffering from extreme stupidity. They just say the first thing that comes out of their mouths without thinking first about the effects of what they are saying. I'm glad the little kid got kicked is that bad? Oh well I don't care if it's bad.
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post #9 of 22 Old 06-21-2009, 09:52 AM
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They're just jealous because they're horses don't have the awesome mohawk that Fjords do! I think they're freakin' adorable and if someone else doesn't like your horse, that's on them. They are missing out.
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post #10 of 22 Old 06-21-2009, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by iridehorses View Post
You can go to a doctor and have fat removed, or lips plumped up. You can take a broken leg and put a cast on it. You can educate the ignorant but in the words of Ron White "You Can't Fix Stupid".

As my father always used to say, "Take it from where it comes".

Most mature horse people realize that there is an unwritten rule in horse ownership.

No matter how different or ugly a horse is you NEVER make fun of it. It can't help how it is.

This is not to say there is anything wrong with Fjords in any way. If it were me I would have simply asked what kind of horse/pony it was if it was something I had never seen before.
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