Camstock - I agree with you totally! I would never laugh at someone who was showing a genuine interest in expanding their knowledge base. I will, however, chuckle at those who willingly spew "garbage" as knowledge!
You put on the leather pants and the pants start telling you what to do. -Bono
I think the pony/foal thing is so funny!!! I hear that all the time! I just let it go.
I think everyone tries to look like they know what they're talking about when they really don't.
A few weeks ago my brother went to watch a golf tournament. I, knowing nothing about golf, asked him who was playing in it. He told me that I wouldn't know any of the players. I proceeded to ask him if Jack Nicholson(sp?) was playing, not realizing that I was talking about the actor. I meant to say Jack Nichlaus. http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...milies/lol.gif It was pretty funny!
But I have never been piqued by peeking, except when it is that peek offered by a really good hunter. That really piques my interest. And I am often quiet when people offer a moot point, even if they think it is a mute point. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...on_biggrin.gif
Call your village. Their idiot is missing...
Definition of "Horse": a 4 legged mammal looking for an inconvenient place and expensive way to die. Any day they choose not to execute the Master Plan is just more time to perfect it. Be Very Afraid.
A little more esoteric, but I once worked for a guy who raised Arabians. I often spoke with people in the AHC office, and one gal told me they got constant laughs from people submiting Arabian registration forms, wanting to name a stud colt "Bint" - something ("Bint" means "daughter of") or a filly ("Ibn" something ("Ibn" means "son of"). Now, the people submitting these registration papers were people BREEDING Arabian horses, and THEY didn't know this? Too funny!!
Yup, Thoroughbred vs. Purebred does seem difficult for some people to grasp. I usually just say, "Thoroughbred" is a BREED - a Jockey Club registered horse - it is a PUREBRED Throughbred, whereas my horse is a PUREBRED "whatever"." (Since I have an Appy, Purebred" is a relative term. ROFLOL) And when I see "Belgium horse for sale" I crack up. Plus.... they often just say "Belgium" - not indicating whether it is a Belgian Warmblood or a Belgian Draft Horse - a considerable difference to a person horse-shopping!
I meant absolutely no disrespect laughing about the amount of times I have attempted to exlain to people the difference between a foal and a pony. And I will very patiently explain it thousands of times to non-horse people and youngsters. But when someone comes to the barn feeling 'ignorant' about horses and tries to make up for it with a bunch of blatant lies and spewing nonsense...well, I must admit they're usually directed to me who has a wonderful sparring contest with them. All with a big grin and they usually end up friends. I'm cursed with Disney Syndrom, I'm in a perpetually good mood which can be rather annoying to others around me. But to be honest, the last time I had the foal/pony debate with someone it was a person who came to the barn as an 'expert' friend of a buyer looking at a horse for sale. She was rude and nasty to everyone she met and was loudly proclaiming her 'top trainer' status to all. So, I was dragged out of the feed room to take over. }> She first asked if the 15.2h horse was still a pony. (?) I did convince the expert that the horse wasn't for her client, as it had a really bad case of chronic sheath beans, LOL! (that mare still thanks me for saving her!)
Equine Crash Test Dummy
You jump in the saddle,
Hold onto the bridle!
Jump in the line!
Thanks MistyBlue - I see where you're coming from.
Like I said, my views just come from the experiences I've had - & those have always been really nice, but uneducated, people - subjected to untold amounts of psychological abuse by more horse-savvy others (& the kids are the worst!). It was very sad.
Now, those who have been in the business for awhile, obviously haven't done a thing to educate themselves, & then misrepresent themselves with their nefarious knowledge (or NOT), are a totally different entity.
My body is a temple - unfortunately, it's a "fixer-upper".
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Karina:
Not claiming to be perfect at spelling here, but the two common mistakes that drive me batty are "burgandy" and "congradulations"......
Karina - "congradulations" - what a great word!
"That lowdown scoundrel deserves to be kicked to death by a jackass, and I'm just the one to do it," --Texas congressional candidate John F. Parker.
Nothing says "I love you" like a tractor. (Clydejumper)
The reports states, “Elizabeth reported that she accidently put down this pony, ........, at the show.”
Quinn ... then since this is the thread for it, I have to ask the masses if it is "oi vey" or "oy vey" ????? I have always spelled it "oy vey." Now I see "oi vey" and am confused (normal state for me).
I was in 7th grade and we had to do a big creative story assignment. As all young girls in love with horses, I did mine on.. HORSES. Too bad I knew nothing. I kept hearing people use the term "green". I honestly thought that young horses were green! I wrote this story and talked of the PONY (baby horse) with the "green" tint to his eye!
I have to ask, what's the deal with "olde"? I keep seeing it on some threads and I have no idea if it's for real or has to do with a joke I missed somewhere along the way. It always reminds me of those ridiculous faux Tudor tourist places: Ye Olde Crappy Gift Shoppe. Old doesn't have an "e" on the end of it and shop only has one "p" and no "e." http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...on_biggrin.gif
"I don't want to sound like a broken record here, but why is it that a woman will forgive homicidal behavior in a horse, yet be highly critical of a man for leaving the toilet seat up?" Dave Barry