By Steve Komadina
Horse Politics
I am saddened when I see the horse community of our little village pulled apart by egos and backbiting and cliques. Many years ago, we created the Corrales Horse and Mule People, CHAMP, to prevent disharmony among our community. Through the years there were many champions of unity. Susan Bell, Steve Henry, Chris Allen, Harry Tolumous, Pat Dubois and Terry Brown come to mind quickly, but there were others that kept us in line and made everyone welcome to the greater horse community.

Today Patty Flanagan and her board are carrying on the same tradition.There has been a factor the last few years however, that has caused more than a few ripples with gossiping, backbiting and refusal to give the reins over to a new generation of horse people. I make a plea today to not listen to others talking about others in a negative way.

None of us are perfect, but I believe everyone tries to do their best.We must allow the younger generation to lead and not undermine them for personal and ego reasons. Many who read this will have no idea what I am talking about, but others will know exactly what I am talking about. Please remember the counsel of Thumper’s mom in Bambi…. “If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all.”

Short article today, but I hope it will stop the dissension immediately.

Don’t give an ear to naysayers!

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