I was recently engaged in a conversation regarding the gait of the Peruvian horse whereby a man trying to sell his horse had insisted his Peruvian racked. Apparently I insulted him as I told him I would not want a Peruvian that racked as the rack is not exactly what a Peruvian does and that the gaits while similiar were not equal. He clearly stated that his horse "racked" and was not about to back down on his terminology backing up instead his statements as "this is America, I will (blank well) call it what I want and take your blah blah blah.. spanish arrogance elsewhere.. " WHOAH!
Call it what you will "Sir" but calling it wrong to others and then to call others who know better names in public is wrong and will not serve to help anyone. No one here was degrading the horse or the person who was trying to sell it, just questioning the animals true ability and trying to get clarity as to the exact performance of said animal.
There seems to also be discussion elsewhere in this website regarding gaits of the Peruvian and the display in photos of such, case in point the discussion of the paso llano.. When someone says it does something, then the other person should then expect it to do what the the other says. One would think the Association of the breed would have it clear in their standards what the public should be able to discern as to what the breeds correct attributes are. To me its a shame to hear the words from buyers on how they got taken... when first of all they understand not the correct form of the gait and its function and they also then get a pitch from someone who is equally lost. Sad, but that is a fact and that is the truth and consequences.
In this day it seems people cannot take on accountability for their own actions.. they always have to blame and bad mouth another and not admit that it was really themselves that are at fault. In this day and age its the guy who is actually and factually right who is always the one who is wrong. Yet the other is the one being offended. Arrogance before education as it were. My thoughts... if you want to get in on it.. then educate yourself and research >research > research before you put blame on someone who does not deserve it. Clearly the fellow I was engaged in that conversation with was not going to change his as he called it American mindset on how he felt and clearly I was not going to buy into a horse that was being confusingly represented. Or perhaps... misrepresented. I walked away form the entire conversation only to think about what else was wrong with that horse and what else was going to be clear as mud to the next interested uneducated party. I pity the person who buys that or any animal not direct and honestly represented only to hear the words from their lips later on how they got taken.
Is it any wonder why there are so many horses in this world that that end up in homes where in the end they are not wanted. Yes, another fact and truth and sadly with consequences.