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post #41 of 59 Old 10-07-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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So someone whose horse is not your favorite has not earned your respect?

I find that absurd, but I suppose if you're going to justify that with beliefs, then we ought to just call the discussion off. Anything said can be justified in that way, and there would be no purpose to the Etiquette policy.
...Way to totally misconstrue, like, everything I've said here. This is why such discussions become so long and drawn-out with me. People are all like, "I get it, I get it, and that's your opinion. But I don't like it." But then they say something that shows that have no comprehension of what I think or believe. And this lack of attempting to comprehend it creates a lot of confusion and miscommunication. I can't even begin to say how often people think I'm being rude when I'm certainly not. My boyfriend gets it, thank god, but those who don't take the time to get to understand me don't get it at all.
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[b] If I tell an owner their horse is ugly, they have no reason to be hurt because they shouldn't care about the attractiveness of their horse anyway.
That is all a matter of perspective. If you called me fat and I got upset, you could say "Well Shayna, you have no reason to get upset, looks arent everything"

You don't have to have respect for the person, but you can have respect for their feelings or at the very least be courteous.
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The purpose of this thread was to discuss the name-calling of other people animals.

And little to nothing else.

I JUST stated what was meant my comment, and you said that you do not give respect to those that have not earned it. In what way does that relate to name-calling another's horse unless you mean to say that someone whose horse you don't find attractive is not worthy of your respect?

Either I've not understood your beliefs wholly, or you are talking yourself in circles.
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That is all a matter of perspective. If you called me fat and I got upset, you could say "Well Shayna, you have no reason to get upset, looks arent everything"

You don't have to have respect for the person, but you can have respect for their feelings or at the very least be courteous.
Not the same. My looks are important to me, and although I can accept that I'm unattractive, I'm hurt by being reminded of it. However, the horses I have had and love I did so because of their personalities. Their looks had nothing to do with it. They were of no concern to me whatsoever. They could have been the freaking ugliest things on the face of the planet. Hell, my favourite horse of the barn I often say he's got a fugly head - right to his face - because he does. But I still will walk into his stall and just rub and kiss him and hold his head as he nuzzles me. I don't care how he looks, I care about his personality. So if someone wanted to say, "Hey, that horse is freaking ugly," I'd just be like, "I don't care, he's a total sweetheart."

If I don't respect the person, I won't respect their feelings. Can't have it both ways.
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Either I've not understood your beliefs wholly...
Yes. End of.
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Well, essentially this discussion has run its course. The rules here are to respect one another's feelings, including the ones that you feel are unwarranted. If you choose to ignore such rules, then your posts will be flagged and you will be removed.

But you're ok with that.

So I think that sums it all up.
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Other people opinions of their horse is important to some people. They can accept that their horse may not be conformationally awesome and/or beautiful, but they are hurt by being reminded of it and it being brought up. They still love their horse, but it obviously hurts them.

My horse isn't gorgeous at all. But I still love them. if you insulted my horse, Id still love him (and probably agree with you in some areas) but I would be hurt that you felt he was so ugly you had to take the time to type up and send a response.
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Other people opinions of their horse is important to some people. They can accept that their horse may not be conformationally awesome and/or beautiful, but they are hurt by being reminded of it and it being brought up. They still love their horse, but it obviously hurts them.

My horse isn't gorgeous at all. But I still love them. if you insulted my horse, Id still love him (and probably agree with you in some areas) but I would be hurt that you felt he was so ugly you had to take the time to type up and send a response.
But why would they be hurt of being reminded of it? Why do they feel that the value of their horse depends on their aesthetics? Isn't that, well...shallow and pathetic? Because if they're hurt by it, obviously they care, and it's pretty sad when an owner cares how pretty a horse looks.
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Why would you be hurt in being reminded by someone that you are not attractive? Your worth is not based on aesthetic value... right?

I take pride in how I care for my horses. I take pride in their muscle tone, the shone on their coats, and strength of their movements. I take pride in their breeding, in their conformation, and in their personalities.

You can take pride in whatever you like. I take pride in my horses' appearances as well as their personalities and performance.

In your own words - not everyone believes the same thing. In that light, not everyone is hurt by the same things.
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Other people opinions of their horse is important to some people. They can accept that their horse may not be conformationally awesome and/or beautiful, but they are hurt by being reminded of it and it being brought up. They still love their horse, but it obviously hurts them.

My horse isn't gorgeous at all. But I still love them. if you insulted my horse, Id still love him (and probably agree with you in some areas) but I would be hurt that you felt he was so ugly you had to take the time to type up and send a response.
Who what, Denny? He fits quite well with this description. At least when he's standing still.
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But denny is gorgeous when he is moving! And at least he's homely in a really adorable want-to-love-him-and-give-him-cookies way when he's ugly!
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