I didn't see anyone insulting good experienced horse people by comparing them to backyard horse collectors.Please don't insult good experienced hrose people with backyard horse collectors
What I do see are people recognizing that just because someone makes a lot of noise about being experienced it doesn't essentially mean that they are.
I've frequently found that the one's who are constantly and loudly 'blowing their own trumpet' have nothing to actually show to prove themselves or often have management and training methods that are still rooted in the Dark Ages.
I often follow a UK horse magazine on Facebook, there's a very pompous person on there who likes to make himself seem very knowledgeable but it doesn't take an experienced person very long to realise that he's copying and pasting all of his wisdom direct from other sites - now it doesn't make what he copies wrong and I'm sure it impresses the more easily fooled but it doesn't make him 'experienced'.
I did learn a lot from my grt grandpa but there's also a lot of new studies out there that have taught me that he didn't get everything right - but knowing the sort of man he was he would have progressed with the times himself but some people can't do that and yet still try to force outdated ideas on people 'because they've got years and years of experience'
I think it takes a lot of courage for young people to be able to stand up and say that things aren't right or there's a better way to do things if they know that to be true.
That's how they will become tomorrow's experts.