I like horses with long lush manes, but this poor horse, looks like they are a couple times when he steps on it and yanks out a chunk. Can't imagine taking care of all that hair either!
Just exactly what is implied by this comment? That those of us who don't lose our homes to finance our horses are somehow lesser human beings and bad owners?I and my clients LIKE to spend money on our horses.
Totally agree with this.Just exactly what is implied by this comment? That those of us who don't lose our homes to finance our horses are somehow lesser human beings and bad owners?
FWIW, I think it's an insanely foolish thing to put yourself in the poor house for an animal. It doesn't make you look noble or self-sacrificing, it makes you look like someone who doesn't know how to budget their money.
I hadn't commented on this thread because the horse looks to be in good condition, and is obviously well taken care of. How you ride him is your business as long as he's not being abused.
I've owned Arabians for over 30 years, so understand the 'standard' that you're trying to apply to this horse. For Arabs, long manes and tails in the show ring are expected. For other breeds like Freisians, Andalusians, Marchadors, etc., the more hair the better.
I don't like to see a mane or tail so long that the horse is stepping on it, nor do I agree with keeping the hair braided/bagged constantly unless they're showing. But he's not my horse, so no harm no foul.
You didn't need to come raging on here with that huge plank on your shoulder. YouTube is public; if you don't want the public commenting on your riding, then make your videos private.
Not everyone is going to ooh and aah over everything someone posts on the interwebz, and if you're so thin skinned that you can't take an opinion or three that isn't telling you how WONDERFUL you are, then maybe you need to rethink why you're posting these videos.
No one is 'talking behind your back'. This forum is as much a public part of the 'net as YouTube. You found it easily enough, didn't you?
Instead of throwing your snooty 'tude around, had you come on here and politely explained your position, it would have gone a long way toward making you welcome here. As it is, the opinion I have of you based on your postings doesn't exactly give me the warm and fuzzies.
I do not know how else to say this. Maybe you just missed it in my last post. Maybe you are confusing this thread with some other thread on some other forum.I bring up pulling to rebuff the detractors on this site who think my "poor horse" hurt himself for stepping on his mane.
A few posts indicate the understanding of the hard work involved in the maintenance of this beautiful animal. Odd how you took only the negative from this thread.when the people doing it probably ride a couch more than their horses. It never ceases to amaze me that just because people know how to pick up a hoof pick makes them feel justified to comment publicly and negatively on my work