As a continuance of last night's retraction, I would like to state that I deeply regret any harm I have done to my hosts here. I posted a story I had heard second or third hand that was untrue and posted numerous other misunderstandings. As a result, I have been asked to leave.
One of the things I regret most is that, as my host stated, I didn't ask questions. Not only did I not ask them of him, I stopped asking them in my head. I became distracted by the little things and forgot why I decided to come here in the first place. This place is unique. In all of the places in all of the world, I chose to come here. I wanted to learn about this place that is bringing a different style of horsemanship to Ireland. I wanted to know why and how my host became involved in something so uncommon here. I wanted to know what he was doing to further western horsemanship. Instead I forgot why I came and wrote stupid things on the internet. I hope that someday he may forgive me.
But I still learned. I learned a lesson that I'm sure they teach every burgeoning journalist the first time they set pen to paper. First, double check all facts. Second, use only first person accounts. I also learned something about different cultures. I do not regret my time there. I do not regret learning these lessons. I deeply regret any harm that I may have unintentionally caused to the people who gave me the opportunity to come see this incredible country.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I would like to apologize to my readers and my host Cochise Stud for some of my recent posts. They were unfair and reflected a limited understanding on my part. I hope you will not hold this against me as we proceed on this journey of exploring new cultures and experiences.