The only thing that I hope for is that Harleywood is a troll, and not genuine, because if that is a real attitude it downright scares me.
Hi y'all. I am a very new poster here, but have been reading threads on this forum for my own education for a while now (please see my introduction submission if you like)...
Smrobs' OP started back in 2010 regarding proper bits, proper riding (soft hands!) and proper training was such a great post
, and the hundreds
of comments and questions subsequent to such were SO educational and thought provoking...except...one thing was causing me tons of frustration as I read...
I am STRONGLY of the opinion (after spending time on one or two other forums having to do with my different interests, and understanding the way that they work in general) that most have varying degrees of "troll" infestations. Unfortunately, I think that this super forum seems to possibly have just such a problem.
It seemed to me after reading ALL 500+ posts on smrobs' thread TOGETHER in one night (it was a slow night-hehe) was that the "EmilyRose" person I believe materialized as about three additional people
over the course of that thread!
So many of you tried, with the kindness and patience of SAINTS no less, to point out smrobs' position to the troubled young girl who was so obviously inexperienced in life
AND horses, over and over again, despite her attacks and what I consider to be signs of possibly serious
instability of personality!
I hate to see good and patient people who are taking their valuable time trying to inform and help others get run around like that by someone with obvious emotional problems, and though you all no doubt knew the score
, so to speak, you were still so polite and professional
. (You all
could work at the psychiatric hospital where I work ANY DAY, with the sort of clients I have to care, for and do WONDERFULLY by the way...)
I definitely agree with Golden Horse and others that the OP here is likely
another "EmilyRose"-type in disguise. I guess all I am saying is that I hope they don't suck up too much time from anyone!
I ALSO really hope I'm right for the same reason other folks here have already pointed out; if this person is TRULY going to use a more severe bit with her horse and feels that strongly about doing so (???), I feel absolutely terrible for that poor animal and fear for the outcome of all involved.
Thank you for letting me put in my two cents.