I think the idea is that riders isn't inclusive of drivers and those who work with horses from the ground.
But offer up suggestions to Mod 1!! Invite and whicker kicked around a few possibilities, but the goal was to be as inclusive as possible without having a forum title wider than the width of your computer screen.
I haven't an issue with Horsemen with Disabilities; I fought long and hard to be recognised among the horsemen at the track and to get them to stop saying attention horsemen and ladies with ladies being an afterthought. I do have an issue with it only saying riders though as about all I ride now is the quad or the tractor
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I thought it should be "Forum for the NQR" but that's probably more insulting then "Horsemen". Riders with disabilities excludes a ton of people. Some people drive or take care of horses and do not ride, either b/c their disability prevents it or because they choose not to.
Frankly, I am thrilled COTH has given us a forum where we can share ideas, ask for help, etc. The other forums are not as open to the disabled people because the posters don't deal with what we deal with. I was often too uncomfotable to ask questions on the dressage forum or if I did post, I would be basically ignored. I became a lurker until I found the guts to say to myself,"Screw this. I'm disabled and I need help. I'll ask questions and hope I get answers."
I've never been one too concerned with titles or lables. I'm just psyched to have an open minded, warm &fuzzy forum!
Do you want to create another title that will draw more people to the forum?
It needs to be warm and encouraging and it would help if it created a leading question. There can be elements that don't necessarily go together, that make the reader want to find out more and answer the question. For example, "Scorpion in the Sea"
I think this thread should die. It is causing nothing but turmoil. This is supposed to be a "safe" forum where people can discuss issues openly. We don't need fighting here. A title is a title and nothing more. Let us move on to things of actual importance!