Gee, I never got an apology from any of the
Know-it-Alls on this list for calling me stupid. Or for telling me I had
no business having horses because I didn't know what I was doing. No one
ever, not once said, "I am sorry for saying you just
have sour grapes." I have the sweetest wine in my vineyard, not sour grapes.
I am pretty sure the poor lady who lost her horse
in a trailering accident (she hired someone to trailer her horse, they came in
the middle of the night, the horse panicked and got hurt and had to be put down)
never got an apology for all the horrible, cruel and thoughtless comments that
again, came from all the know it alls on this list.
Why did Howard have to apologize?? There are many
of contributors of this list who are down right nasty when posting privately. I
know. And they are still posting without a guilty conscience, I am
It seems sometimes that no matter what I would
write about, someone would have to send a negative comment, or ten. I have tried
to keep my writing light and humorous because whenever I wrote about something
serious I would get slammed. Down right ugly comments like "I will never camp
next to you, are dangerous and have no business having horses!" And that was
from a funny story! And that story may or may not have even been
There are only a few people on this list who have
actually met me in person and have an idea of what kind of horsewoman I am and
yet, those who don't have a clue, have condemned me all to hell because of
things that I have written.
So what if sometimes we get off track. When we are
doing our long rides, we discuss the world and our situations and try to solve
all the problems in one ride. Just because we don't agree with our riding
partners point of view doesn't mean we kick them off the side of the mountain.
Ok, it only happened once, but never again I
No, name calling is not acceptable. Unless of
course you do it privately because I have been called a few things by the know
it alls and I guess that was ok. Talk about your hypocrites. Preach all you want
to about religion and values but sometimes your behavior, or your private
posts say it all. Don't just proclaim religious values, practice
them and be kind. Forgive and pray for those of us who may fall of the trail
every now and again.
This is all about endurance. It is about enduring
other people's points of view, opinions of others, enduring the situation of our
world and enduring each other whether we like each other or not.
Lisa Salas, The Odd fArm
Oddly enough, we all endure and are quite