One of the problems with forums is so often when someone makes an initial post, there is a lot of information left out. Often we don't know the experience level of the OP so we are left to guess. Or we don't find out a lot of info on the horse...i.e. age, training, use desired, was the horse vetted, and the list goes on. It's not that anyone wants to read a life history, but we can only respond to what we are briefly told. Most people are really trying to help and not degrade the OP in any way. Trust me, it can also be frustrating for those trying to help with a reply.Sometimes our efforts would be better served going to the barn and shoveling.
If you ever find yourself in a fair fight, it's because your tactics suck. ~ Marine 1SGT J. Reifinger