Also, I have great news on the Bacardi front and so much to update I haven't even sorted through all the corresponding media. Its coming!
|Sneak peak picture of a picture, lol|
This past week I read a comment that I haven't been able to dismiss yet. Perhaps because I am so sick and tired of hate becoming the norm online, or perhaps I just can't grasp why people have to be so nasty for no reason when hiding behind a keyboard. I also will never understand why people insist on forcing their opinions on everyone at every opportunity and then making those who disagree with them feel idiotic or horrible for disagreeing. They're called opinions for a reason, we don't need to hear yours for the hundredth time. We get it. You hate *this* for *this reason*. What is the actual point of repeating yourself all over social media?
What I am speaking of, and what I read on Facebook that night, was an absolute disdain for Thoroughbreds.
Which I can understand.
They aren't for everyone. I am well aware of that. They can be hot, lunatic, batshit insane, unsound, skinny beasts. I've been there, done that.
|Jumping attack mode; engage|
But the unnecessary bashing needs to stop. Regardless of what it is about. Breeds, discipline, talent, money...whatever. Why do we all hate SO much? We are so quick to judge and spew distasteful comments and I am sick of it. It sometimes makes me want to quit blogging altogether because of the few select Queen Bitches that reign.
Breeds are a choice, and those choices are made due to personal taste, comfort level, goals and experience. Who are "we" to judge anyone else for their choices?
For me, there will never be another horse like my Yankee. He is one in a million. When I sit on his back, I am home. Everything else dissolves and I only feel him listening beneath me and I am content. There is absolutely nothing better than that creature in this entire world. He is perfect in every way to me and I will treasure him until the day he dies. And guess what, he's an OTTB. Suck it haters.
|Kiss our perfect asses|
I love thoroughbreds. Its okay that "you" don't.
I just don't see the point of spewing the hate repeatedly (like, all the time on Facebook) with derogatory and condescending comments.
I absolutely 100% take offense to that, even if those comments aren't even directed at me (most of them usually are, for the record).
Thoroughbreds will always be MY breed. For the reasons I listed above. I would appreciate not being hated for that opinion. When someone insults thoroughbreds, intentionally directing the comment my way, you are essentially saying my horse(s) is/are a piece of shit. When in reality, Yankee is the lightest, most responsive, consistent and athletic horse I have ever owned or ridden. He glides over 4 ft fences (and above). His halt to canter transitions are almost flawless. He responds to my aids without hesitation and he is happy to please and work his ass off for me.
|Halt to canter betches|
Bacardi too, despite his green horse flaws, is an incredible animal. His athleticism continues to amaze me and when he's paying attention, he absorbs training like a sponge. I taught him turn on the haunches in ten minutes yesterday, and today he did them like he was an old pro. Sure, he's green and sure he can be a a handful but I LOVE the spunk and heart and ability that horse possesses.
How DARE you assume otherwise, or think they are lesser creatures, or label me as an idiot. How fucking dare you.
I will say this one time only and for the sake of this blog post.
I have breeds I really don't care for too. Paso Fino's, Arabians and Saddlebreds. I think they're abominations of the equine world and would rather not associate myself with them. Paso's are like tiny bombs with no brains and I think they are useless creatures. Their gait is confusing and boring and I think it looks manufactured. I also had more trouble handling this breed than any other I've worked with. So stupid. Arabians are more insane than Thoroughbreds, and I will NEVER own another (fun fact, I've had 2). Never. They are impossible and I won't do it. Additionally, MOST of them are too refined for my taste. Too man-made and dainty. I like some meat and bones on my horses. Also, too small for my tall ass self. Saddlebreds are just ugly as sin and I cannot make myself like them even if I tried. Plus, I only know of one that is good at jumping/dressage- which is MY sport.
But you know what, thats fine. That my opinion and I don't give a flip if you own one of those breeds, because YOU love them. Its YOUR choice. & I sure as shit will NEVER make you feel bad about it or berate you for owning a certain breed.
They all have a purpose and have those humans that love them. Its not okay to hate someone for the breed they choose to love.
Can we please end the hate?
So what I want to know is what your favorite breed is and why! If you want to share your least favorite you can as well, but you don't have to.