[Edit by Mods: This thread is a good read and is going to be stuck for a while. Remember that when you reply to any thread you become a part of the problem or a part of the solution.] This is just something I've noticed recently. I see some people getting bent out of shape over a horse or herd's care and I think we forget a couple of things. Sometimes the member is NOT the owner. Sometimes the member is a minor, and can't make vet choices or feed choices or even tack choices. Maybe that member was literally raised in a different way of thinking that we were. Maybe the member lives in a region where whatever offends is normal. We were 'new' to the forum once too. If they get run off, we can't help them, or the horse. The amount of cumulative experience/knowledge here is overwhelming. One thing at a time. I guess I am jaded or naive but the internet is still real people to me. I always think of how I would feel? I get hurt for them. We are all here because of ONE THING. We enjoy horses. It is what binds us. Remember that too. Nobody is here because they like starving their horse or using poor fitting tack that hurts. Most mistakes are ignorance, plain and simple. It's up to us, US, to help where we can.