I have decided to do a series of posts regarding horse discipline stereotypes. Each one will have stereotypes, truths, falsehoods, and anything else I come up with. I hope to stir ciplines that I have friends in such as:
PLEASE, please, please! This is a time for submissions of suggestions or articles that you have written (I am in dire need of some driving and Arabian horse showers liberty etc). I don't know everything! Yet. Dun, dun, duuuuun! ;)
But really I would appreciate some help on this! Twitter comments, facebook, etc. Any help would be wonderful! To kick off this event I will start out by clarifying what stereotypes are. According to Wikipedia:
"A stereotype is a popular belief about specific types of individuals. The concepts of "stereotype" and "prejudice" are often confused with many other different meanings. Stereotypes are standardized and simplified conceptions of people based on some prior assumptions. Another name for stereotyping is bias. A bias is a tendency, most of these are good, but sometimes stereotyping can turn into discrimination if we misinterpret a bias and act upon it in a negative manner."
One equine example might be that ponies are evil or thoroughbreds are all crazy. Typically I have found that some truth can be found in these but approximately 50% exceptions. Yes, there are some snooty hunter/jumper out there, but some are also really down to earth.
Anyhow... I am looking forward to this and I am so excited about it! Tune in for more posting trot! As easy as 1,2,1,2,1,2,1,....