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Don't Mess With the Model Horse Hobbyists! 

Freelance writer Alice Levitt went to the "Everything Equine" horse show last weekend and wrote about it for our column, Scene@, that appears in the Calendar section of the newspaper. Scene@ is a short little feature — 350 words or less. It's basically a first-person "being there" piece, so it has more "attitude" than a news story would. 

Well, the model horse hobbyists Alice mentioned in her write-up thought that she put a little too much attitude in her account. One of them started a thread at called
"A good example of Ignorance towards this hobby (or any hobby really)"
There are 9 pages of angry replies, including one that ends thusly: "She's still a bitter dried up inside she-snake and woe to her if she steps foot in our barn." Whoa, Nelly!

Consequently, the "Everything Equine" Scene@ is the 6th most popular item on our website this week, and climbing. (Photo from the horse show by Matthew Thorsen.)

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Cathy Resmer

Cathy Resmer

Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam. She also oversees Seven Days' parenting publication, Kids VT, and created the Good Citizen Challenge, a youth civics initiative. Resmer began her career at Seven Days as a freelance writer in 2001. Hired as a staff writer in 2005, she became... more


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