Originally Posted by farmpony84 omigosh. I just want to walk in the room and fart right now. Enjoy your self appointed superiority girls.
You are my friggin' hero....and I agree 100%.
I logged on this morning looking forward to reading this thread and asking Spyder some follow up questions, and this is what I find.
This post, from a moderator (!) and the support for it, make me very sad.
I thought this thread was a great conversation.
I am not "superior", self-appointed or othewise.... I listed my extremely modest qualifications earlier in this thread, and refuted JDI's refering to me as an expert. What constitutes "self-appointed superiority?" Having read books on riding theory? Enjoying discussing it?
If you enjoy just getting on your horse and riding it, without giving it a lot of thought, that's cool. That's what I do 9 times out of 10. If you don't enjoy reading about and discussing theory, that's cool too. And if you love your discipline and can't imagine ever wanting to work or ride outside it, so you don't really care about learning about others, that's cool too. You probably aren't all that interested in threads like this one.
But isn't the point of having a multi-discipline forum having conversations like this? And getting input from people like Silvera and Spyder? (I agree, MIE, input from people like Allison Finch and Anabel would have been awesome, too.)
Having a moderator come in and name call and insult participants sure has a chilling effect on the conversation. Does that mean conversations like this one aren't welcome on this board?