bob r said:JUST REMEMBER THIS, ALL THOSE HORSES THAT WIN NATIONAL CHAMPION, GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPION, BEST IN SHOW ETC. SHOULD THANK US FOR SHOWING OUR HORSES WITH FAULTS. WITHOUT US, THEY WOULDN'T WIN THOSE BIG AWARDS!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for saying that so well!! I totally agree with you!Frankie said:, but starting at one end of the horse and going to the other with nothing but critisism, is NOT helpful, only hurtful. And again, yes they do ask, but when it gets to the hurtful stage, they no longer hear you.
We should be offering constructive advice, not painful to listen to advice, and yes, there is a difference. MANY care so much for their horses they feel the attack personally.
Sorry, but I'd hate to lose an forum member or a fellow show person, or just a friend, and yes it is happening,,,,,, over something that can be avoided if we would speak with a kinder heart.
Lisa-Ruff N Tuff Minis said:Buckskin Gal that is where the CHOICE comes in to ask privatly someone who you respect in both there program and as well as a person or to go public... I mean when you go public you have to know you will be getting opinions from all types those that really know NOTHING about conformation but believe they are experts, those that have been doing this succsefully for years and many many in between.I know when i get crituques i go check out that persons website ( I Have said this about a hundred times- and for me the proof is in the pudding so to speak) and see do they have the type of horses i strive for, do they have a great reputation both as people and in the industry, are they willing to see what flaws there own horses have those are the people i choose to look up to and ask opinions of and yes you are right those people will vary for everyone. Some things I will agree on others I dont see at all
the bottom line is you have to know when asking for crituques you will get some things you want to hear somethings you really dont some from people who may know what is breed standard others who might not but every horse has flaws yes even the National Champions have flaws and there is a job for every horse.
For the person who said you dont know if your grandkids should show i say GO FOR IT. Ravens gelding isnt the top halter horse but he takes care of her , has taught her tons about good sportsmanship, responsibilty and has managed to get her some ribbons to. The thing for me about ANY show is there is always more to going to a show then the ribbons- it is about what you can learn the people you meet and the fun you can have the ribbons are always icing on the cake for me
Hey -- I've got one that can splash all the water out of her trough in 2 minutes! OK now that 's two classes for the world's "best"!!Now I am here to testify that I got a horse here with one heck of a talent that has fabulous aim and that she will poop in her bucket every single day one complete load and if you just point me to where that contest is being held, I'll enter her and by golly we'll win that one hands down.
That gave me a good laugh!JUST REMEMBER THIS, ALL THOSE HORSES THAT WIN NATIONAL CHAMPION, GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPION, BEST IN SHOW ETC. SHOULD THANK US FOR SHOWING OUR HORSES WITH FAULTS. WITHOUT US, THEY WOULDN'T WIN THOSE BIG AWARDS!!!!!!!!!!!
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