QUOTE (Guest @ Oct 5 2006, 07:16 PM)
Hansi,last time I wrote that I signed my name under it and got more abuse.
You said that to me in my face, and I'll never forget it, even though you plainly have. I won't waste my breath discussing it with you any more.
And seeing that you ignore the rest of my statement, just as you ignore everyone elses comments when they ask you not to make a religion out of your opinion, a constructive discussion seems rather out of question.
Just food for thought, but I have no doubt that you will ignore that too.
QUOTE (Guest @ Oct 5 2006, 07:25 PM)
I know that we are most of us tired of Hansi's endless speaches.
Most people have other things to do than write endless stories about own opinions, without listening to others. But just go on Hansi, you are at least enjoying it yourself, few people read your posts when they see you wrote them. It's easier just to scroll past them and read all other nice things written in this wonderful forum!!
I totally agree with you, Guest, and that's why when I post a reply I don't sign my name because what happened to you happened to me!!
QUOTE (Marilee @ Oct 5 2006, 07:26 PM)
Lest we forget, we do have the love of our horses in common. Others are reading this. Who has positive suggestions for how to bring new people or return others to the Arabian breed?
1) do more than just show in Arabian breed shows or advertise in Arabian breed magazines
2) reach out to children of all races and economic groups with your horses
3) be safe and respectful with your horses, as others will see and maybe copy
(please continue in a positive thread--then we can share this brainstorming with others and make some needed changes) Thanks-Marilee, Las Vegas, Nevada
QUOTE (Marilee @ Oct 5 2006, 07:33 PM)
PS--Hansi writes because she is passionate about her feelings. I hope I can speak up as well in years to come. We can disagree, but we can do it in a respectful/different way. If I were an outsider reading this, would I want to get an Arabian?
I agree with you, Marilee, but you are also more tactful then others.
And to answer your question, "If I were an outsider reading this, would I want to get an Arabian?"
QUOTE (heidip @ Oct 5 2006, 07:42 PM)
My two year old stallion is pastured with other horses, he wouldn't think of striking one not even the foals.I do resent being told I have to ride my SE's for them to be worth anything.I do ride but thats not anyone else's business.I have young kids to my farm all the time riding.And they haul my young stallion around.People that fall in love with the Arabian horse should be welcomed on any terms they want to own them.Finding a soul mate in the wonder and beauty that surrounds Arabians for some is enough, Who are we to decide they need to live with them ect? I get just as big a thrill just spending time with my group as I do riding.In the ever sprawl of suburia there is not that much room for new farms.Better that people own and love their horses in a boarding stable then not owning any.
God bless the Arabian horse and those that love them.
I have owned Arabians for years, breed and board them, because I don't have the luxury of owning a farm, and my horses receive the best of care and training and no one has the right to decide otherwise....except for me!!
QUOTE (K2A @ Oct 5 2006, 08:14 PM)
Here, here!! HeidipThose with closed minds speak to themselves.
Perfect comment, K2A!!!