Originally Posted by bsms
"This" is not an option for a great many riders.
I see no reason to put down other riders. Neither Dressage nor Western Pleasure is my cup of tea, but why would I want to look down on those who love those sports?
I think you are taking me all wrong......I meant the "who would not enjoy this" comment as a reason to share some photos of what I love about trail riding. As I thought some of us were doing and frequently do on a bunch of posts.
I don't mean to put anyone down. I was in fact sharing the same thoughts as the OP, I can't believe there are others who don't feel like taking their horse outside the arena......EVER. If they can't because they live in Japan, or their horse isn't safe, or they don't have a place to ride, by all means, ride in an arena. That is much better than not riding at all. I would be riding in an arena under those circumstances as well. But to have access to trails (or woodland or whatever) and have a decent horse and just choose to never leave the arena anyway? That is what I don't understand.
That doesn't mean I am superior.....or anyone else is superior. I think things are taken wrong on the internet sometimes and everyone assumes the worst of everyone else's intentions. But it was not meant with bad intentions.
, I thought you WERE a trail rider. So it's kind interesting you took offense to my posts.
Maybe I said some things that made me a little proud to be a trail rider. But this is posted in the trail riding section. If I can't be a little proud of my trail horses in the trail riding section of the forum, where can I be proud of them?
Nobody said anyone else was superior. If anything I am guilty of feeling that me and my horses are "just" trail horses. But just because someone shows or prefers to ride in an arena, that doesn't make them superior either!
Yeah, I am just sort of flabbergasted that some people NEVER leave the arena BY CHOICE.