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        10-29-2012, 10:36 AM
      #31
    Green Broke
    Hmm, you are much nicer than I am.

    If someone made a snide remark about my horse like that, I would most certainly rub it in their face that my "nothing fabulous" and "small" horse beat them.

    Agreed. Some people's children are so "entitled" nowadays. I love it when those type of people get into the real world and face reality.
         
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        10-29-2012, 10:37 AM
      #32
    Foal
    DoubleS, you said you beat her in two classes, right? She may be insecure underneath and felt the need to put you down a bit. She's way into competition and has a fancy horse, but you did better in two classes that involved your individual skill as much as your horse's talent.

    I think it's silly that anyone even talks about papers in a casual setting. I ride at a little dressage barn that has some very fancy imported horses and I've never heard anyone say a thing about ancestry. Horses get judged on their training and/or personalities and the only one who I've ever heard criticize a horse is its owner.
         
        10-29-2012, 10:39 AM
      #33
    Green Broke
    My friend has even had the nerve to talk down on Sassy like that before.

    HOWEVER, it has been proven that my western pleasure/racing/cutting bred Sassy out ran her IFYR horse on the straight away...yeah. Bite me.
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        10-29-2012, 11:51 AM
      #34
    Weanling
    The first horse I broke professionally had been a rescue yearling that never quite grew into his head. He was only about 14.2 hands. If a judge looked at the way he performed and not his size or head he did well in the county shows. Of course, the County was Los Angeles so there was some pretty good competition. The horse could do anything from western pleasure to three day eventing and his owner had a house full of trophies and ribbons. He taught a 6 year old little girl how to ride who later became a member of a USET Young Rider Team that toured Europe and a twelve year old boy who became a nationally known trainer and cutting horse judge. When his owner died I inherited the horse. His dam was a King Ranch Qtr horse and the Sire a nondescript appaloosa. He was a gun metal grey grade horse and the greatest horse I ever rode. He was still teaching kids to ride when he was 34 years old and passed on to greener pastures when he was 36. The nature of the horse is not found in its pedigree.
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        10-29-2012, 12:29 PM
      #35
    Yearling
    About bloodlines I've learned most people don't pay attention to lines outside their own chosen discipline, myself included. I mentioned Dash Ta Fame once to a western pleasure rider, she didn't know who he was. She names off some big western pleasure names I've never heard of.
    I get what your saying though, most horses I buy I never get compliments on by some people then others absolutely love them. Can't please them all. My gelding actually comes from very nice parents with a nice set of papers, but had many people say he was to small, to thick and solid, and Dinky's Red Man Horses aren't speed horses, he won't be a 1D horse. He's on his way to becoming one. My mare isn't bred for barrels but she makes a good horse, though I get the I don't like Impressive bred horses alot. My 2 year old has already been picked apart in 3 weeks, he's pig eyed and has a long neck and big withers blah. He's skinny, and yes he is kinda pig eyed. But I think he's going to make a great horse. Take it with a grain of salt. Most people who put my horses down I wouldn't ask for advice on one anyway. But when the trainers and the people who win and can pick out a good horse tell me they like my horses, that just makes up for all the insults
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