Dance with the one who brung ya
Does anyone feel like discussing Michael Pollards' latest blog post?
Initially I felt as if I had some criticism, but now....I don't know...guess I don't care enough to insert my .02. After all, I'm not an upper level rider. Not a big team prospect. Only OTTB's and domestic ponies in my barn, but I love them. Don't have any experience shopping for horses overseas (golly days, can you say hit the lottery?) Can't afford to attend four day conventions so far out of town they require a plane ticket and $100+ day hotel rooms....not in my stratosphere. That would buy hay for my horses for two weeks. So I guess I am not in a position to care about the sport, but I still do have an opinion, especially about spectating.
I guess I think that you gotta dance with the one who brung ya.
....meaning, the Ammy Eventer that enables the ULR's with our lesson money, training dollars, we are the spectators, we are the volunteers, we are the lower level riders competing and paying entries keeping the events open and being held so that the courses can be built for the ULR's. So I guess I didn't hear where we fit in this grand scheme, or it wasn't clear to me. Am I out of step? Am I the turd in the punchbowl?