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Why would someone pretend they've put their horse down??

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  • Why would someone pretend they've put their horse down??

    I've been observing a very odd situation. A person that posts on message boards has been pretending that they but their horse down because they couldn't care for it anymore and refused to sell or rehome the horse, this upset a lot of people who felt really bad for the horse The owner went as far as to make thier signature line "Fluffy The Horse 1995-2004" I've changed the name and birth year but you get the idea.

    Well it turns out the owner made it all up. The horse is fine and alive and well. The owner is in fact posting on another board about all the training she is doing with the horse.

    So why would someone do something so strange? Any idea? I'm just worried about the future of a horse that is stuck with an owner that would take pleasure out of pretending to have the horse killed.
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    I've been observing a very odd situation. A person that posts on message boards has been pretending that they but their horse down because they couldn't care for it anymore and refused to sell or rehome the horse, this upset a lot of people who felt really bad for the horse The owner went as far as to make thier signature line "Fluffy The Horse 1995-2004" I've changed the name and birth year but you get the idea.

    Well it turns out the owner made it all up. The horse is fine and alive and well. The owner is in fact posting on another board about all the training she is doing with the horse.

    So why would someone do something so strange? Any idea? I'm just worried about the future of a horse that is stuck with an owner that would take pleasure out of pretending to have the horse killed.

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    • #3
      Well Galileo, I for one think this poster has had too much "fire water." Either that or there are huge psychological issues bubbling in her head. Maybe a combination of both. Suffice it to say the reputation of a stallion owner is paramount and in this case, well enough said. I can't imagine needing attention that badly but then again, who am I to say? I can truly say that is one stallion I will NOT be visiting.

      **Edited to add I truly hope the poster in question stays on that other bb. This one is too nice a place.

      http://community.webshots.com/user/ballyduff
      \"If you are going through hell, keep going.\" ~Churchill~

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      • #4
        creepy!!

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        • #5
          Crazy doesn't need a reason.
          Still Crazy After All These Years

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          • #6
            The internet is a good way to be anyone you want to be. Maybe this person feels like they need some emotional support from others and he or she doesn't know how to go about it the right way? It's by no means okay...but if you aren't comfortable dealing with the real world, I guess saying your horse was put down is one way of getting some sympathy. The situation ends up being sad for a whole other reason.

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            • #7
              I wouldn't believe ANYTHING this poster says until someone actually SEES that the horse is alive and well. After all, she just recently posted on here about having her horse put down on another topic (about thoroughbreds in case anyone is wondering )
              Is minic a rinne bromach gioblach capall cumasach
              An awkward colt often becomes a beautiful horse .

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              • #8
                so...that whole dead stallion thing was a ruse?
                www.savethehorses.org GA Horse Rescue
                http://community.webshots.com/user/seahorsefarm

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                  #9
                  Can we please try to keep the responses a bit "general" so that this topic has more of a chance to say open. I don't want to make it about the individual or the moderators will have no choice but to close it. Thanks

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                  • #10
                    ok--this will certainly be general enough--I'm not sure what's up with this poster, but I have seen poster(s) whom I know in real life post exagerations and total lies on this board. I think that's part of why people get on the internet--to escape reality. Shoot, I post to escape my job, but the rest of my reality ain't so bad that I try to make a different reality in bulletin board land. Others may not be so fortunate.

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                    • #11
                      I think there are people who need to be the center of attention and who thrive on drama. A good friend of mine from college was this way, she had a heart of gold and was a great girl, but she was a compulsive liar. She told so many farfetched stories that we came to the realization that she seemed to actually believe them herself. It was strange and sad at the same time.
                      If I wanted to hear the pitter-patter of little feet, I'd put shoes on my cats.

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                      • #12
                        The worst kind of crazy.

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                        • #13
                          That's demented in the worst kind of way.

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                          • #14
                            <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SiriusB:
                            I wouldn't believe ANYTHING this poster says until someone actually SEES that the horse is alive and well. After all, she just recently posted on here about having her horse put down on another topic (about thoroughbreds in case anyone is wondering ) <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                            Really !!

                            Possibily if certain people who have done nothing but follow this person around and even to the point of registering under assumed "usernames" just so they could post something nasty about them (this has been going on for almost a year)them maybe the SO would not feel the need to allow others to think the horse is dead.

                            I don't believe that anywhere the SO stated straight out that the horse was euthanised. People who want to think the worst of people WILL DO SO at the slighest suggestion.

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                            • #15
                              &lt;sigh&gt; Another mad cow outbreak in Canada.....

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                              • #16
                                Hypothetically speaking of course GET HELP

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                                • #17
                                  As far as I can recall the stallion owner has never been "straight out" about anything.
                                  Trinity Hill Farm

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                                  • #18
                                    Coreene, help me out here. Is it oy vey or oy vay? I simply cannot remember and the term most certainly applies here.

                                    dl, as our friend DMK pointed out, we Canadians are lucky to have full health care. For the love of God woman, USE IT.

                                    http://community.webshots.com/user/ballyduff
                                    \"If you are going through hell, keep going.\" ~Churchill~

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                                    • #19
                                      Hypothetically speaking -

                                      lonely soul + creating drama = feels alive, important.
                                      *Faune D'Helby*

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                                        <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Galileo1998:
                                        Can we please try to keep the responses a bit "general" so that this topic has more of a chance to say open. I don't want to make it about the individual or the moderators will have no choice but to close it. Thanks <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                        Yeah. Good luck with that!
                                        model citizen, zero discipline

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