burnalltheoxers reblogged your post Update and added:

I love this blog! I would love to be a mod.

Please message me burnalltheoxers :)

Update

hystoree:

equestriansofcolour:

To our followers.I hope everyone is well.

This blog will most likely be closing or at the least going on Hiatus soon.

Thank you!

That’s too bad! I really enjoy it! It is unique and positive! Thank you for introducing some great riders and stories from around the world!

Thank you for your kind words!

I just don’t feel like I am able to give this blog the time it deserves. I will look at finding a few more mods perhaps.

Update

To our followers.I hope everyone is well.

This blog will most likely be closing or at the least going on Hiatus soon.

Thank you!

jumpsandbumps:

equestriansofcolour:

dressageonaqh reblogged your post dressageonaqh: barefoothooves: “kro… and added:

Does that some how make him less of a rider or the horse have a less correct and aesthetically pleasing way of going?

"Does that some how make him less of a rider"

It makes him less of a person.

"or the horse have a less correct and aesthetically pleasing way of going?"

The way the horse is going is irrelevant and that is not what I was pointing out.

"Quite frankly, I was too busy looking at the horse and the whole picture to really notice he was a Nazi.”

So you did somewhat notice then?

The reason I commented is the fact that people are ignorant to the fact that they praising someone who belongs to a movement that is responsible for the dehumanisation and deaths of millions of innocent people. Whether they were aware the man was a Nazi straightaway or not is also irrelavant, you should know what you are praising. A quick google search of his name would tell you.

All I’m advocating for is that people being aware of the things they post and the comments they make.

Historian weighing in here. 

First of all, kudos to equestriansofcolour for pointing out the fact that we need to be aware of what we are reblogging and posting. 

That being said, it is incorrect and unfair to assume every person in Germany or German military uniform was a Nazi or participated in genocide and other atrocities. 

First of all, a ‘Nazi’ is someone who belonged to the Nationalist Socialist German Workers’ Party. Even when Hitler was in power, the German military (Wermacht) did not require its soldiers to be members of the party. Soldier DID NOT equal Nazi. Hitler utilized the SS (Schutzstaffel) to run the concentration camps and target political opponents or those deemed otherwise undesirable. The Wemacht pre-existed Hitler’s regime, and while they did commit atrocities (as every side did in the awful conflict that was the Second World War), they were the ones invading other countries and fighting front-line battles. Yes, there was some overlap, but there is a distinction between the two groups. I would like to stress that this is a gross oversimplification done for brevity and understanding, but there is still a clear distinction between the two.

I did some research on Heinz Pollay. He was part of the National Police until 1935, whereupon he joined the Army, where I believe he worked in supply transport (basically he worked with horses throughout the war and transported supplies). 

After the war he lived in West Germany and continued his riding. He worked for the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science. He retired from riding in 1954 and became involved with the Olympic committee and worked as a judge. 

As far as I can tell, Heinz Pollay was not a Nazi, nor did he have a role in the war that even put him on the front line (and thus the chances of him killing someone are much much lower). Given the fact he continued an international riding career and involvement in the Olympics, I think blacklisting the man because he happened to be a German during the Third Reich is unfair. 

Disclaimer: This is some preliminary research as well as my own knowledge in this period of history. I may very well belong. If you want clarifications or have further questions please do not hesitate to message me. 

Thank you for the background info! However I never said he was directly responsible for the murder of people. I did however say he was part of a movement that did.

dressageonaqh reblogged your post dressageonaqh: barefoothooves: “kro… and added:

Does that some how make him less of a rider or the horse have a less correct and aesthetically pleasing way of going?

"Does that some how make him less of a rider"

It makes him less of a person.

"or the horse have a less correct and aesthetically pleasing way of going?"

The way the horse is going is irrelevant and that is not what I was pointing out.

"Quite frankly, I was too busy looking at the horse and the whole picture to really notice he was a Nazi.”

So you did somewhat notice then?

The reason I commented is the fact that people are ignorant to the fact that they praising someone who belongs to a movement that is responsible for the dehumanisation and deaths of millions of innocent people. Whether they were aware the man was a Nazi straightaway or not is also irrelavant, you should know what you are praising. A quick google search of his name would tell you.

All I’m advocating for is that people being aware of the things they post and the comments they make.

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