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        03-20-2013, 10:56 PM
      #81
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Horseychick94    
    And then there is the extremists. No shoes, riding, whips, bits, spurs.
    You have GOT to be kidding me! I agree that not all horses are treated like they should be, and not all tools are used correctly, but to completely put down any type of sport with horses is just rubbish! I'm sorry, but if I have a horse, I'm going to do something with them! What in the heck is the use otherwise? They're too expensive to keep as a yard ornament! Sheesh!
         
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        03-20-2013, 11:14 PM
      #82
    Trained
    Aside from 3/4 of horse people? LOL


    Presumptuous people who make judgments before they know anything. Just because someone doesn't have a fancy barn and set up doesn't mean that they don't have quality horses.
    I actually have about zero respect for someone who judges based on appearance.
         
        03-20-2013, 11:18 PM
      #83
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by GallopingGuitarist    
    okay, I just read looked through all the pictures and read some of the comments. Wow! She makes me sick!

    Too many of these twits believe all the Cartesian dualities of mind V body, human V nature, that came out of the enlightenment. They don’t come close to understanding that animals, like horses, have a long and very well documented history of domestication and are, hence, as much a part of human society as humans are of theirs. They never will understand that they have been selectively bred for thousands of years to be ridden, pull wagons, ploughs, and a thousand other things and so exhibit physical and behavioural qualities that suite them to this work. They will never understand that it is entirely natural for horses, as a result of thousands of years of domestication to do all these things with humans. These kinds of people never understand that animals like horses are not wild animals that should be out frolicking in the wild, and they are too ignorant to ever consider the place of humanity in nature.
    I always find it ironic about these types that while they go on about being one with nature, or “understanding/feeling for/ empathising with” animals and or nature they are all the while the people most divorced from and clueless about any real experience with animals or nature outside of their middle class urban experience o their anthropomorphised pet cat dog or goldfish.
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        03-20-2013, 11:20 PM
      #84
    Started
    Like many others not a fan of sterotypes and breed snobs.
    I will disagree that horses care about winning. That's part of what makes the great race horses and performance horses great. They LOVE their jobs. I watch our retired track boy "race" the others down the paddock fence (him at a racing trot, them at a canter or gallop). When/if they pull ahead he gives this buck and veers off to the side. I know its amimorphizing to say he is upset but he looks like he just swears.

    I think horses fall somewhere between a cow (pure livestock) and a dog (pure pet). I don't have a problem with whatever traits or characteristics you give your horse. Its the folks that treat their horse like a child in a furry suit that I have an issue with. Or when they treat a mini horse like a dog. The result is usually a dangerous spoiled horse. I have no problem with a well mannered spoiled horse but a dangerous spoiled horse is a problem.
         
        03-20-2013, 11:23 PM
      #85
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by WSArabians    
    Presumptuous people who make judgments before they know anything. Just because someone doesn't have a fancy barn and set up doesn't mean that they don't have quality horses.
    I actually have about zero respect for someone who judges based on appearance.
    This.

    I have so many stories about this. But it is really fun when we go in there and sweep the placings. They sure stop talking after that!
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        03-20-2013, 11:57 PM
      #86
    Started
    Ok so this crap has been grinding my gears lately. Every time I crack open a new Dover Saddlery catalog there are new "innovative" stirrups being invented. AND they are being endorsed and used by "professional" riders. Here's a tip. If you can't ride with normal stirrup irons then you can't ride worth *removed*. How bout instead of spending $100-$500 on some fancy stirrups, how bout you buy some regular irons and use the rest of your money on RIDING LESSONS? I mean sheesh, who the heck needs MAGNETS in their stirrups?! You can fall off anyways! If you can't keep your stirrups then you are either aiding wrong or not putting enough weight in them and your legs aren't secure. You think MAGNETS are going to keep you on your horse and make you a better rider? NO! It just masks the problem and proves how lazy you are by cutting corners!
         
        03-20-2013, 11:59 PM
      #87
    Trained
    It, too, bothers me to see horses treated poorly, go from home to home, and never be "considered" - but I have to accept it is not within my power to change how other people treat their horses. All I can do is give my own the very best care that I can, cradle to the grave.

    What grinds my gears in the horseworld is some owner's/handler's impatience and heavy handedness w some poor confused horse - and usually there is little you can do about it. Horses are highly intelligent fellow creatures. What is interesting is most of the people I see that are heavy handed and short on patience w a horse would NOT be able to understand"directions" given to themselves by an equally intelligent human that could only use voice and phsical contact to communicate (e.g., no visual aids created by drawing, or writing, no facial expressions, etc.,)...add to that the "instructing" human is aggressive.
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        03-21-2013, 12:04 AM
      #88
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Horseychick94    
    Ok so this crap has been grinding my gears lately. Every time I crack open a new Dover Saddlery catalog there are new "innovative" stirrups being invented. AND they are being endorsed and used by "professional" riders. Here's a tip. If you can't ride with normal stirrup irons then you can't ride worth *removed*. How bout instead of spending $100-$500 on some fancy stirrups, how bout you buy some regular irons and use the rest of your money on RIDING LESSONS? I mean sheesh, who the heck needs MAGNETS in their stirrups?! You can fall off anyways! If you can't keep your stirrups then you are either aiding wrong or not putting enough weight in them and your legs aren't secure. You think MAGNETS are going to keep you on your horse and make you a better rider? NO! It just masks the problem and proves how lazy you are by cutting corners!
    Ummmm are you a professional? Sorry but you are judging an item or items that I think you've never used and you are also calling those who endorse it lazy etc etc etc......I don't use fancy gear or gadgets nor am I a professional but I do not judge something without trying it first OR asking around and get several opinions before I buy......
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        03-21-2013, 12:06 AM
      #89
    Green Broke
    Just because a horse is moved through different homes doesn't mean it isn't "considered". I bought chrome knowing full well he may not fit what I want, I couldn't leave him at that house getting no vet care, farrier work, or proper handling ( extremly pushy and biting). If I had left him I doubt he would have left that property and would have suffered far more and since he is young he had even less of a chance with them having min info on him. I knew fully well I might have to sell him and move on but I bettered him and gave him more of a chance at a good home and being comfortable.
         
        03-21-2013, 12:09 AM
      #90
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by LoveMyDrummerBoy    
    This.

    I have so many stories about this. But it is really fun when we go in there and sweep the placings. They sure stop talking after that!
    The BEST way to show them.
         

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