03-15-2013, 12:18 AM
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I've got one woman at my barn that takes everything her riding instuctor (who is a class act herself!) says and spews it back out.
To this day, she has said that Friesians are only good for driving a cart, and that none of them should do dressage.
She leases a 20 year old warmblood mare, and talked about buying a younger (10ish) warmblood someday, but complained that the price would be around $16,000. I'm in dressage training with my tall quarter horse mare. She had the audacity to say to my face something like, "Well, I wish I could find a cheap quarter horse, that moved correctly, to buy up and do dressage. But they only do well in the lower levels anyway."
My mare was shown extensively by her previous owner (a woman in her late 20's, so it wasn't 4H or anything), and has won the title of Champion Western Pleasure mare many a time. She had lots of trophies and pictures to prove it. AND she can walk off the lot and go down the road without freaking out! Something that her warmblood can't even contemplate. This same woman keeps trying to say that my mare must be an appendix quarter horse, since she's so tall. I practically have to shove her papers in front of her to show that she's foundation bred, throughout the entire line.
Oh well! To each their own, I guess.
I also visited with the barn owner about bringing another horse to board. They asked what breed, and I said, "Saddlebred." They looked worried and said, "Saddlebred! I've heard they're pretty hot!" I couldn't help it! I busted out laughing! Yeah, George is hot alright! About as hot as a firefly fart lit up by a candle! LOL!