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eventerwannabe 10-07-2009 12:30 PM

Insalting other peoples horses
 
So what is wrong with the world now-a-day? I mean, do we really have to put each others horses down just so we feel better about our own? Almost every single day I read someone saying something about my boy, Bear, or Rhedd, or Junior (who is more of Aubre, NordicJuniper's boy). But, I am used to that because he is so underweight and has bad muscling, so how well (I guess). But when someone goes onto a forum/thread just to be rude and say that my/your horse is ugly, I think that is taking it a bit too far. For example:

Right here, on out home forum, someone (pm me if you want names) said that Junior looks like sucky personality that goes along with his sucky looks. Funny thing is, this little girl thought that she was being an adult by saying that. *BUZZ* wrong. Saying someone's horse is ugly and has a bad personality is WAY out of line. If you donít know the horse or you have something to say that is far from being nice, donít say it. Do you think that all of these horse owners out here want to hear it?
http://www.horseforum.com/english-riding/new-riding-pics-37211/page1/

Now, this one is about Bear, my love and my life. Iím sure you guys are hitting the nail on the head, knowing that I wonít taking this lightly, haha.
Here is a link to Bear's little profile, thing:
http://www.horsechannel.com/blog/viewbio.aspx?apid=155451
This girl told me, "sorry but I just don't think he is that great!"
WTF? Why the eff would you go onto someone's horses profile and say that? Here is her horseís page (her horses name is Bear as well):
http://www.horsechannel.com/blog/viewbio.aspx?apid=155443
What did I have to say to that girl? Well, letís take a look (:
"Why would you leave a comment like that about my horse? That is very imature and rude. Please, keep you snooty little comments to yourself, I donít want to hear them if they are going to be rude."
Lol, as you can tell, I didnít take her saying that to well.

Well, if you ask me, itís a jealousy thing. They just wish they had their dirty little hands on such a nice horse (lol). xD

So I want to hear your opinion on people insulting other peoples horses. I just want to make sure Iím not the only one who has issues with it, haha.

P.S: If my horse isnít that great, they why was he a lesson horse for baby beginners and 6 year olds..?

AussieDaisyGirl 10-07-2009 12:33 PM

I think it's pure jealousy to be perfectly honest. I think your Bear is quite honestly the prettiest grey I've ever seen.

Ignore it as best you can hon.

eventerwannabe 10-07-2009 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by AussieDaisyGirl (Post 422369)
I think it's pure jealousy to be perfectly honest. I think your Bear is quite honestly the prettiest grey I've ever seen.

Ignore it as best you can hon.

Awe, thank you so much, Aussie!!! <3 You to sweet. (:

Luv 2 Trail 10-07-2009 04:19 PM

:roll:There is NO excuse for such behavior! I totally agree with AussieDaisyGirl - PURE JEALOUSLY -- and, Bear is AWESOME! Don't let that rudeness get you down!

themacpack 10-07-2009 04:27 PM

There is critique and there is insult. However, when one is the owner, it is hard sometimes to separate the two because anything but glowing commentary can come across as a slight to your "baby". That said, I don't think critique is warranted unless it is requested.
Now, if you post pictures of a horse that has very obvious health/safety issues, I don't have any problem with polite commenting. There is a big difference between saying, "Wow, he/she is really underweight. How are you approaching getting the weight back on him/her" and "Why on earth would you own such a scrawny nag? That horse wouldn't even be fit for the dog food factory. You should be ashamed of yourself." Sometimes, people really are ignorant of what might be a dangerous condition in their animal and a POLITE comment can bring it to their attention and start towards getting the horse the relief he/she deserves.
Sorry - taking off on a bit of a tangent there...........shutting up now :)

ivorygold1195 10-07-2009 04:35 PM

i also completely agree you have a beautiful horse! he sounds very kind too! i mean we have all see those certain horses that arent really what we like or are use to but that doesnt mean you shouldnt insult it! its just you opion on the breed. i dont partiularly like quarter horses but that doesnt mean i should put down a horse or their owner just because i dont really like that breed it still might be a perfectly fine horse.

LeahKathleen 10-07-2009 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by themacpack (Post 422563)
There is critique and there is insult. However, when one is the owner, it is hard sometimes to separate the two because anything but glowing commentary can come across as a slight to your "baby". That said, I don't think critique is warranted unless it is requested.
Now, if you post pictures of a horse that has very obvious health/safety issues, I don't have any problem with polite commenting. There is a big difference between saying, "Wow, he/she is really underweight. How are you approaching getting the weight back on him/her" and "Why on earth would you own such a scrawny nag? That horse wouldn't even be fit for the dog food factory. You should be ashamed of yourself." Sometimes, people really are ignorant of what might be a dangerous condition in their animal and a POLITE comment can bring it to their attention and start towards getting the horse the relief he/she deserves.
Sorry - taking off on a bit of a tangent there...........shutting up now :)

Very well said. It is true that critique and criticism often have quite a fuzzy line between them. When critique is asked for, I give it. When it is not asked for, I don't give it.

I always start nicely. It is when I am met with ignorance that I get frustrated. I do not think there is ever any need to call someone's horse "ulgy" or "sucky." However, a conformation flaw is a conformation flaw, and if you've asked for critique on confo, I'm going to tell you that your horse is back at the knee, or has a weak hind end, or what have you. Name calling is never necessary.

You just have to censor yourself. Children say whatever pops into their heads. Adults choose their words with exactness and precision. Adults speak with eloquence. You must be able to diferentiate between the two. Say what you mean without being a bitch. Everyone should be able to do that.

luvmyperch 10-07-2009 04:56 PM

You don't even want to know how many people have made comments about Noah's age in the two and a half weeks that I've had him. I CHOSE to give him a home where he can be well cared for and loved for the rest of his life, but everyone else thinks they can tell me "what did you do that for? isn't he going to die soon? you could ship him to the auction when you can't ride him anymore" WTF??? Noah is my perfect "Old Man" and he will stay with us til the end. I didn't get him to show, I got him because I wanted to give a horse that had a crappy, hard life a good home! Sorry for my rant, your post just made me think!! Don't worry about all the stupid people out there. They need SOMETHING that will make them feel better about themselves, even if they have to be rude to do it. I think your boys are GORGEOUS!

eventerwannabe 10-07-2009 05:00 PM

Well said everyone!

Like I said (or I think I said), when I ask for critique I listen and take things in. Though when someone just said, "Your horse has bad confo and shouldnt be ridden anymore," that ticks me off. That isn't a critique if you ask me. When I do ask for critique, I expect some people to be a little blunt, oh well, I just hate those rude pointless comments. I hate it even more when there isnt a critique asked for or needed. Like the girl saying what she said about my boy, that wasnt needed and wasnt asked for. I guess its just a jealousy thing.

Oh yeah, and I hate that English Western thing. Ya know, when english riders bag on western rider and western riders bag on english riders. What is the need for that? If you ride properly, then the riding just about the same, just with different tack.

Anyways, thanks everyone! I would love to hear more opinions on this.

eventerwannabe 10-07-2009 05:03 PM

Thanks Perch!

It makes me so happy to see someone else taking in an older horse and giving it the best life they can. I have two horses like that, both are younger then Noah and were rideable (now one is retired).

P.S: Noah looks awesome for it age! I would have never guessed that he was 30.


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