Originally Posted by OutOfTheLoop
Forums are here for people to communicate about similier interest. Whether it be horses or something else. I find it perfectly acceptable to ask questions. Have you ever googled something and found 50 answers? I have. A lot of times you get articles and suggestions, bit no experience. That's what the forums are for. To call people lazy for using this resource as it is supposed to be used seems silly to me.
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You are just as likely to get 50 answers on a forum, and often by those who are guessing and/or have not actually had experience. Forum members are not vets and very few vets do belong to all breed forums, to answer questions. Even then, no vet worth his/her salt, will answer questions without also telling the OP to call their own vet out to actually see the horse.
How many times have we seen people ask if their horse is pregnant? How many times have we seen people ask if their horse is ill? How many times have we asked if a horse someone is thinking of breeding, has been tested for Frame or other genetic problems? Usually the question is answered with, "What's that?"
Certainly there is a great deal of misinformation on the net, but it seems to me (still) that most want to be spoon-fed answers and not do the homework themselves.