Life according to Lee
We’re sure everyone remembers Monday’s post – it ended with that lovely little teaser? Well here he is, the man of the day, Mr. Ludvik Karel Stanek!
My full name is Ludvík Karel Staněk, I was born on October 14, 1946 in Prague, in formal Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic. In 1961-1963 I have graduated the two-year school, in Kaldruby nad Labem in CZ, for breeders of horses and professional riders. I’ve been working with horses ever since (50 years), in various countries and parts of the horse industry.
I’ve been in the USA since 1971, where I have work predominantly in the Thoroughbred industry as a trainer, rider (not a jockey) and farm manger, as well as an agent for buyers at auctions.
In 1971-1973 I have also competed in the events of Bareback Bronc Riding and Bull Riding at the professional rodeo in Cowtown, New Jersey, but mainly for the sake of experience. In the last 15 years I’ve been working as a farrier.
So this guy has led a pretty interesting life. He has experience in many different areas of the horse industry and, if you can get over his imperfect English, it sounds like he might have something worthwhile to say. Hee hee hee… first impressions can be so deceiving!
Weeellllll, that’s not totally correct. He’s definitely an interesting read! He has multiple websites, all full of very opinionated articles. We’d like to say we’ve learned a lot by perusing them, but unless you count finding out exactly how far you can spray milk out of your nose (2 feet 3 inches currently holds the record), it wouldn’t be true.
Before we subject you to a fullblown article by Lee (as he generally goes by), we thought we’d introduce you to some of the finer points of his philosophies on general life and horses. (You say article, we say manifesto. Te-MAY-to, Te-MAH-to) They can generally be summarised as misogynistic and non-sensical. He actually has a section in his FAQs addressing why his writing is so bad! Seriously, this guy is the reason tl;dr exists. Be prepared!
Lee-ism No 1: To start with, suffice is to say, the word feminine and the word discipline go as much together as chaos and order. And so it is no surprise that whenever or wherever women get some power or control, or influence over events, the first thing to go is discipline, as well as accountability, not to mention reason, hence corruption, destruction and finally chaos is simply and logically inevitable.
Translation: Women are bad and untrustworthy! Keep ’em in the kitchen!
Lee-ism No 2: When I am saying that I hold women accountable it does not mean that the blame is laid solely them, but rather the blame also rests on men that for most part remained indifferent to what women do, or abandoned their places of responsibilities and such and so forth, or simply died, and so women simply filled these empty spaces in our society.
Translation: It’s not totally the women’s fault, we men shoulda kept ’em their place.
Lee-ism No 3: I do not know of any species that reversed its evolution or degenerated, only that it evolved or went extinct, except human beings who are obviously degenerating and not evolving.
Translation: ‘Cause everything went to hell when we started lettin’ them women outta the kitchen!
Lee-ism No 4: Consider yourself a fool if you think or believe that you can learn anything about “how to” with horses by reading things here or anywhere on the Internet, or books, or even by listening to others.
Translation: Why are you reading this? I’m not even reading what I’ve written so far (confirmed in his FAQs!)
Oooh! What do you think of the following from Lee’s website for a new Snarky Rider tagline?
It is not the intent of this website to educate, inform, explain, preach or convince, hence you should not believe anything you read here.
To sum up Lee’s
manifesto views derrived from years of experience and no personal bias whatsoever, we give you the wisdom of Andy from Cougar Town!