Posted 13 January 2012 - 12:57 PM
I'm not sure what the posts on Chris Knight have to do with the USBCHA? Are you using it to illustrate attitudes? And if attitudes are a problem *within* the USBCHA (vs. on this one forum), then why isn't that being discussed within the USBCHA (that is, by the directors)? Are you saying that the folks working within the USBCHA misunderstand cattle dog folk (training, trialing, attitudes, outlook on life, etc.) and it's causing friction, or are you saying something else?
I'm really trying to understand this. I don't have regular interactions with the USBCHA board (other than with directors as individuals--just not the board collectively), so I don't know how the cattledog people are treated or if they are in fact treated differently than the sheepdog people. And if it's not being treated differently, then I still don't understand where the anti-USBCHA stance is coming from within the ranks of that vast, apparently silent, majority of cattle folks who apparently abhor the USBCHA. I do know some members who raise and trial on cattle, and I certainly haven't gotten the sense from them that the cattle people are mistreated within the USBCHA, but then maybe it's not mistreatment at all, but something else?
I keep asking not to be a pest but from the POV of someone who would like to understand the problem, because without understanding, one can't find solutions.
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