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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvincrowe View Post
    this new function is kind of taking the fun out of COTH...
    I was thinking the same thing... but they did give us what a lot of people asked for.... a lesson perhaps.


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    I understand that some people are more sensitive than others (I have a dear friend who takes things too much to heart for her own good), but with that said I have no idea how some of you make it through your day-to-day lives if you are that affected by a stupid thumbs up/down by an anonymous stranger on an Internet forum.

    I got a couple of thumbs downs for posting the business cat meme photo in another thread. I find that bewildering . . . for about ten seconds. Actually there's an element of amusement to it, too. Bottom line, there are just sooooooo many more valid things to expend your emotional energy on!

    I know that was preachy. I guess I'M wasting too much emotional energy worrying about the thumbs-down whining.

    But now I'm going to get on with my life!! Such as it is.
    Everyone is entitled to my opinion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank B View Post
    Where I used to ride, it was the chicken chasing the cat across the ring.
    ooh! pictures??


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Matson View Post
    Hey folks, we have "thumbs down" stalkers now on the CotH. Welcome to Planet Bizarro!
    If 1 out of 4 members appreciated this post means you got three thumbs down, then you're right.

    "Thumbs down stalkers".

    Okaaaay.
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  5. #25
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    Hahah! Squirrel!! At my last barn, I once jumped a chicken - she decided to sit on the crossrail just as we were like 1/2 stride away, and the pony I was on didn't seem phased so over her we went!

    (I ended the lesson after that - after two earlier (minor) falls, jumping a chicken was just too much for my nerves!)


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    The first time I ever went trail riding here we got attacked by those grouse birds (I think that that's what they are called. The ones that don't take off until you're almost on top of them). The stupid bird got caught up in my horse's tail. Trying to extract him was one heck of a good time...
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    Windsor1- I guess what bugs me is the anonymity of the Roman Thumb (death to you, poor gladiator/Christian/wild animal!!). If you don't like the post, tell me why! Express an opinion, supported by facts, examples or details, rather than simply expressing a blind negative.

    I felt bad for the unfortunate pigeon my gelding trampled, but clearly it was suicidal or too stupid to survive for long.
    Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!


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    Haha, thanks to this thread I got my first ever bad notification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvincrowe View Post
    If you don't like the post, tell me why!
    Just smile and assume they're constipated.
    Everyone is entitled to my opinion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Judysmom View Post
    I thought your post was hysterical. I gave it a thumbs up
    Why Thank you! Ergo, I have given *your* post liking *my* post a thumbs up as well!
    The ninja monkeys are plotting my demise as we speak....



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    I was schooling xc last year and as we approached a fence a chipmonk ran right across the top. My horse still doesn't like that fence and still looks for the varmint! It's amazing how they always remember stuff like that.
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    I had a ground squirrel run under my horse at a show at my hometown's fairgrounds. Zip! Right under us. The course designer was pretty good at building courses around the gopher holes.
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    *As long as you figure out what you f'ed up and fix it! -Me



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    We have squirrels running back and forth along the top rail of our arena, but I've never had one pop out of a jump. I don't know if my pony would ignore it or freak out.
    It looks to me as though the thumbs down stalker simply slammed everyone's posts. I just ignore that feature completely!


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    Well I wasn't on course but horse shopping for the TB I mentioned previously. I had asked to see him jump a bit bigger oxer. As the girl riding him came out of the corner a barn cat ran out and jumped onto the box under the oxer. he didn't blink- kept going and jumped the fence great. Needless to say I bought the horse.


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    Wa it Liza Boyd that had a dog jump from the stands at Devon and chase her and her horse OVER all the jumps in the course? There was a great picture on COTH. I think the horse won the class, he probably got bonus points for ignoring the dog. Quite humorous!

    Just found one picture: http://www.chronofhorse.com/sites/de...s/Scout2_0.jpg



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    Quote Originally Posted by Windsor1 View Post
    I understand that some people are more sensitive than others (I have a dear friend who takes things too much to heart for her own good), but with that said I have no idea how some of you make it through your day-to-day lives if you are that affected by a stupid thumbs up/down by an anonymous stranger on an Internet forum.

    I got a couple of thumbs downs for posting the business cat meme photo in another thread. I find that bewildering . . . for about ten seconds. Actually there's an element of amusement to it, too. Bottom line, there are just sooooooo many more valid things to expend your emotional energy on!

    I know that was preachy. I guess I'M wasting too much emotional energy worrying about the thumbs-down whining.

    But now I'm going to get on with my life!! Such as it is.
    I have no clue as to why you are making such broad assumptions, but then again, we all have opinions...

    Contrary to your imagination, I do not sit around and even think about the stupid thumbs. I DO find it annoying, as others have stated, but I also thought the eye-pounding red was annoying. I did not need wine or Calgon to handle that either. Just in case you were wondering.
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    Lovely horse!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Eye in the Sky View Post
    I have no clue as to why you are making such broad assumptions, but then again, we all have opinions...
    Speaking of making assumptions, I'm not sure why you assumed my comments were directed at you. They weren't (more like calvincrowe, who also responded to my post).

    And not only did I not suggest that you, personally, sat around thinking about your thumbs ratings, I did not suggest that ANYONE was using alcohol, bubble baths, deep-tissue massage or any other substance or service to cope with them.
    Last edited by Windsor1; Nov. 13, 2012 at 03:10 PM.
    Everyone is entitled to my opinion.



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    This mare was actually pretty green at that time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoldChance View Post
    This mare was actually pretty green at that time...

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...type=1&theater
    Wow, that dog looks totally unfazed! Is that one of those dogs with dreds? I forget what they're called...
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