Re: a thread from HHO
I agree with melxvengence;
Horse and Hound isn't my cup of tea; don't like the content and think it is full of unwise people who think the whole world revolves around competition!
I recommend Horses for Life.
I'm going to go against the grain her and say I love HHO. Yes you get some of these threads but they are for a bit of fun. I'm a member there too and trust me we're not stuck up toffs who sip wine and discuss skiing or whatever! The variety of people on there is incredible, people who have ridden around 4* Badminton, SJ/Dressage internationally, Showed at HOYS, Vets, Lawyers, Police officers and plenty of grass roots competitiors and happy hackers.
You can ask anything there and get a straight up answer which I think is why some people don't like it. There's no sugar coating there. If you ask for conformation crictic on your horse and its got crappy legs, they'll tell you.
But when things go wrong people band together and results are amazing. A while ago an newbie posted about two horses that were starving and near death asking for help. He had reported them to the RSPCA but as usual nothing was done. Within hours HHO forum members were up with these horses with rugs, food and water and they had arranged for WHW and a vet to have a look at these horses. They were removed, rehabilitated and are now looking fab. They were named Carrot and Spud.