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Fw: Breed bashing? Not.

----- Original Message -----
From: Merrie
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 9:29 AM
Subject: Re: Breed bashing? Not.

I don't think comments like "arabs are airheaded" and making that generalization the same as if one is describing a problem with their particular horse or making a particular description about their horses disposition. I see that as a big difference- one being along the lines of breed bashing and the other not. I also don't find the former helpful and wonder what purpose it serves. None as far as I can see. It would be similar to saying I don't like your kid , because from my experience all red headed kids are brats, versus I find your kid offensive , because he hits other kids. See the difference.  I am not trying to make any hostile feelings occur nor start flaming. Please don't take it as such. I really enjoy the exchange of information on ridecamp - I really do. I just don't see these kind of comments like I stated above really an informative discussion about other breeds characteristics or traits. Now if there were questions like what are breed characteristics of Morgan's or appy's that would be different. I still don't think the statement like arabs are airheads would be in line, because while that could be a discription of a particular individual that is not true about the entire breed.   
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 8:46 AM
Subject: Breed bashing? Not.

I don't see this as breed bashing. I really don't. We're just having a conversation about some breeds. We could have a conversation about any breed. We could have a conversation about kids and what they do. They don't always behave. Would that be kid bashing? How about my dog. He's pooped in the house before he was housebroken and he's a shepard mix. Is that shepard mix bashing? From what I've read about the appys so far on ridecamp, some people had bad experiences at first but then everything worked out in the end, such as my story about my appy.
But I also have a 3 yr. old arab. He was a bad biter till he actually grew up into a 3 yr. old. I tried all the things people try and even the John Lyons way didn't work at all.  Everything I tried, he got mad at me more and did it more. I'm serious.  Am I bashing him too? No. I'm just telling a short story. Making a comment.
Please get over it.

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