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  1. Chuckling. Possibly it depends upon the...

    Chuckling. Possibly it depends upon the discipline, but my personal male rider experience may be pertinent. When I was 23, I asked a female friend to introduce me to riding. She tacked up her...
  2. Mare vs gelding/stallion in traditional media?

    I had an epiphany that in most films and TV dramas, the male leads riding seem either to ride stallions (yeah, right, of course) or geldings, but almost never ride mares,

    The females typically...
  3. Was offline yesterday with my house cleaner, a...

    Was offline yesterday with my house cleaner, a longtime friend who was very interested in the discussion which she heard about in detail.

    She warned me that if I didn't use a female friend to...
  4. Well, the lack of responses after the flurry the...

    Well, the lack of responses after the flurry the other night suggests to me that my friend Pam the anthropolgist struck a chord that resonated sufficiently to silence everyone.

    She implied that my...
  5. Was offline yesterday with my house cleaner, a...

    Was offline yesterday with my house cleaner, a longtime friend who was very interested in the discussion which she heard about in detail.

    She warned me that if I didn't use a female friend to...
  6. So you decline to offer any explanation at all...

    So you decline to offer any explanation at all for the bizarre juxtaposition of the two comments which I accurately described as a non-sequitur? So why would I ever want to PM you?
  7. What has that to do with your post after the...

    What has that to do with your post after the fact?

    BTW, you never responded about the non-sequitur, though I figured you weren't going to and just let it slide.

    But since you bring it up...
  8. Why would I wish to PM you, Jetsmom?

    Why would I wish to PM you, Jetsmom?
  9. I'm in awe having created a single-hoofed train...

    I'm in awe having created a single-hoofed train wreck. Had not others helped with a reality-check, I might have decided asking a polite etiquette question then defending myself against people who...
  10. When did COTH become so irrational?

    When did COTH become so irrational?
  11. If I'd been willing to click my heels instead of...

    If I'd been willing to click my heels instead of raising hell at the time, then Jock and Kevin and Promise and Pinot would have been disgraced and debarred from competition.
  12. Apparently on the etiquette question I'm in the...

    Apparently on the etiquette question I'm in the minority, which I conceded. But on the punching bag question for having the polite Minnesotan effrontery even to raise it, I am simply disgusted.
  13. Okay, well I responded to ReSomething's question...

    Okay, well I responded to ReSomething's question about what I'd do if a stranger turned up and wanted to ride my horse in a way I suspect would square with your own.

    Guess you're reacting against...
  14. Thank you, Feliz and ReSomething for responding...

    Thank you, Feliz and ReSomething for responding thoughtfully.

    No, my original question was not trying to stir the pot, but I was put off by the screed and invective from those who for one reason...
  15. What a cool and sensible question which I will...

    What a cool and sensible question which I will answer off the top of my head, as I think you intended.

    I would look at you and decide superficially whether you appeared to be, and were dressed to...
  16. I just have to get back in the happy POV, curdled...

    I just have to get back in the happy POV, curdled by this thread, and the rest will write itself. Asked Eclipse if I can include her motivation in the credits. No reply so far.
  17. What great motivation for finally getting my butt...

    What great motivation for finally getting my butt engaged (symmetrically) and finishing the mss. I could not have asked for more.
  18. I was afraid the western folks were going to get...

    I was afraid the western folks were going to get left out entirely. But judging from the responses suggesting English riders are in some cases astonishing prigs, the market for my book just doubled....
  19. Asking politely has nothing whatever in common...

    Asking politely has nothing whatever in common with inviting yourself.
  20. Highly educational. Deeply disappointed in the...

    Highly educational. Deeply disappointed in the invective, but I guess anyone who questions in the most innocent and elementary sense, the given wisdom can expect hostility. Since I've not posted...
  21. Happy that the late-reporting precincts are...

    Happy that the late-reporting precincts are getting counted. ;-)

    I'd hate at this late date to imagine that my former 2nd mother-in-law who educated me about barrel-racing was correct and that it...
  22. Although it is tangential to the discussion, for...

    Although it is tangential to the discussion, for my part I would never wish much less ask to ride a horse unless the horse appealed to me. Asking is a compliment to the horse and by extension the...
  23. I started the thread because it astounded me that...

    I started the thread because it astounded me that merely asking a question, one horse-person to another, about possibly riding their horse -- in the context of so many folks who offered or even...
  24. I would just decline and, in my case when someone...

    I would just decline and, in my case when someone declined, offer a polite and accurate explanation. Or none. What great commitment of personal energy is that? Horse people by definition are not...
  25. Then, if she or he can ride competently and signs...

    Then, if she or he can ride competently and signs a release, I'll say, "Sure, of course. Have a good ride."
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