musical comedy wrote:I have a suggestion. Why don't you et al just put offending posters on Ignore and nobody quote them. That way, you never have to hear another mean and meaningless comment from them. I don't mind talking to myself, muckraker that I am.demi wrote: I personally have to keep in mind that to walk away from DDBB because of mean and meaningless comments would be a waste because I'd miss out on some very pertinent info/advice.
Anyone who has ridden to the "FEI" levels as you have MC, has comments worth consideration. I am accused of having a tone . In fact I commented on Demi's thread .
Too closed minded to consider a looped rein connection. I dont care enough to post my pics of me winning in western riding, or talking about the 100s of miles I've ridden endurance riding or on the continental divide trusting my horse to mind its footing. I've literally herded thousands of cows on slack rein. But I am in the group judged as being too obtuse to consider anything other than dressage.
If you post a photo labelled connection, in my opinion, you are opening a discussion. If you post a photo in the training thread you are illustrating your journey. I look at the two types of post differently. One discussion is theory. The other is appreciation of the journey.
I really enjoy seeing the progress others make. I try to be helpful in my comments. At times I read several times before posting to try and remove any "tone". But I am still perceived as having a tone.
Dressage is a difficult sport to be involved in if you only want approval. Hell even my horses disapprove sometimes.
But yet I can still be defensive when I post photos, but I do it anyway. I think I see progress in me and my mare. I suppose I assume others can see it too.
On a side track, my nephew has had a feeding tube inserted, had enough of his face repaired to open breathing passages, but is still in a coma and on the ventilator. His helmet face guard was pushed into his face during the fall breaking his nose and sinuses and eye sockets. Dont say anything here because I dont want to derail the thread, but if you pray or jingle all would be appreciated. Yes I should have put the update in it's own thread, but I dont want to make a thread about it. I'm wishy washy that way. Sigh