I also wonder where the common sense has gone but am hesitant to point the finger at any one person or group.
I think that it is in human nature to want to include, and to want to exclude. One is necessary by virtue of the other. We include those that have similar beliefs to us and exclude those that don't, thereby reaffirming our own beliefs by associating with other people who share those beliefs.
It isn't just in the NH world. Look at religion, look at politics. It's basic human nature. 'We' are right and 'They' are wrong. As if right and wrong are so easily definable.
Same thing here.
Stupid people: They're everywhere.
All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl.