Thursday, August 2, 2012

Absurd

Warning!! This post is a bit snarky. Do not read if you are easily offended.

I'm not sure if it's my current mind set, current health, or simply the absurdity and audacity of people these days that leave me dumbfounded (but not speechless since I'm posting about it.)

I've joined a few discussion boards recently to see what others are doing in the area. I'm not sure if it's this area, the constant heat, the drought, or what that is making people open their mouth before thinking through with their statement (or maybe it's always been this bad and I've ignored the rudeness until now). Oh sure, I have this blog and I'm sure to offend but it's a blog, not a post on a discussion board. And if you don't like my snark then don't read the post. But on a discussion board, you open yourself up to ridicule if you aren't careful.

But I digress.

I saw a post today that simply blew my mind.
I am copying and posting:

"anyone have any horses thats need a good home that can be rode does not have to be broke"

What is wrong with this statement? And to add insult to injury this is on a RESCUE discussion board. Why do people insist on getting a horse for a summer and then dump it? Horses are a luxury but they are also a lifetime commitment. I know some individuals will rescue and find homes and I commend those individuals (as long as there is a contract in place and the truth is fully told about that horse). Simply "hoping" they go to a good home isn't good enough in my books. I am simply left speechless by this person's comment.

That person's comment ranks right up there with another "horse lover" who constantly buys and sells horses. I have seen countless ads in the local classifieds for her horses. The information in the ads are not true. Oh sure, they may have been true when she first bought the horse a few years back but now the information isn't the same. I wish we had the funds (and my health) to work a deal with this person so that we could ensure a safe retirement home for these old warriors. Maybe then I wouldn't be so angry and dumbfounded by the audacity of people's actions.

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