According to Facebook there is some dead chick in my closet whose going to rip my eyes out at 2am, since I scrolled past the picture. Yea.... come at me (insert word of choice here).
My Grandma recently acquired an account, and, bless her heart, feels compelled to 'like' every picture of a staving child, beaten dog, and homeless man to "show her support for the cause!!!" We've tried to explain to her that she's not actually helping anybody when she tells us that she just saved a 3 eyed snake from prostate cancer, but she doesn't understand. She's almost 90 so we just let her go now.
I saw it on a HORSEY friend's page the other day and wanted to be like...seriously? You actually believe this? And had to correct her that Stacy is not infact deaf/mute and a well known trainer who has been very outspoken about the thousands of hours it took to be able to ride Roxy like that.
The one though that I thought was a crock and turned out to be true is the NYC cop giving the shoes to the homeless man. The cop showed up on the Today show this morning, with the actual tourist who snapped the picture. Go figure!
The forward of the Stacy Westfall video that made it into my FB feed had her blind, deaf, and mute, and the horse belonging to someone else and only having been ridden for 20 days. I'm surprised they didn't have her diagnosed with some bizarre illness and facing foreclosure to boot.
Ahg, it came across my FB feed the other day. The bad part here is that it was posted by a former HS classmate. Stacy lives close to here and we went to HS with her husband. Another former classmate quickly corrected it and reminded her who Stacy is married to. Kind of funny...I am sure it will be back again...
I was reading through the crossed Saber thread last night and trying to make sense of the eyeball bleeding website and saw he had a facebook.. So I wandered over to check it out.. She had this video on her wall and said "I didn't know she was deaf, that is amazing, and look she is even signing in the beginning of the video!"
I wonder, if she is deaf how can she pick music to dedicate to her father? I realize deaf people can feel the music in the vibrations, but come on people!
I marketed a Stacy Westfall clinic this summer and was in fact sitting next to her husband Jessie and their amazing two sons the whole clinic. I also went to dinner with her and her family and interviewed her, so this stupid viral video makes me pretty angry. Stacy is an awesome, down to earth person. I watched her cry as she talked about losing Roxy and Vaquero. She is one amazing horsewoman, I was absolutely blown away at the clinic and will go the next time she has one here.
She addressed this ridiculous deaf/mute notion on her blog, the first time this went viral last year, so she is very aware of it. She lets stuff like this roll off her back. Very admirable!
Side note, when we're all correcting people, can we please also remind them "deaf/mute" isn't a phrase in favor anymore? Its tacky, inaccurate and offensive. As a signer I think that annoyed me more than the misinformation.