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    02-19-2014, 06:13 PM
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Foal
Question Horse show ribbons

Im taking my mare to the local shows this year and because she it a typical moody mare and is awfully grumpy:/ im going to put a red ribbon in her tail so other horses don't come too close but I don't know how to put it in? I don't know if I should do a little braid with it or just put a clip in her tail?
     
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    02-21-2014, 01:35 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by EllieRuby    
Im taking my mare to the local shows this year and because she it a typical moody mare and is awfully grumpy:/ im going to put a red ribbon in her tail so other horses don't come too close but I don't know how to put it in? I don't know if I should do a little braid with it or just put a clip in her tail?
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    02-21-2014, 01:39 PM
  #3
Yearling
Make sure it's large enough for people to see at a good distance, especially if you're in a large class or crowded warm up pen.
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    03-02-2014, 08:16 PM
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I would never put a red ribbon in my horse's tail for shows, whether it kicks or not. I showed a horse last year that spooked easily, so I put the ribbon in its tail until someone told me not to because it's a liability. If your horse has the ribbon in its tail and kicks someone or someone else's horse, you can be held accountable and sued.

Trust me, you would be much better off without the ribbon. Do what you want, but I just thought you should know that you *can* be sued.

I tied the ribbon around the base of the tail.
     
    03-02-2014, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by huntseat11    
I would never put a red ribbon in my horse's tail for shows, whether it kicks or not. I showed a horse last year that spooked easily, so I put the ribbon in its tail until someone told me not to because it's a liability. If your horse has the ribbon in its tail and kicks someone or someone else's horse, you can be held accountable and sued.

Trust me, you would be much better off without the ribbon. Do what you want, but I just thought you should know that you *can* be sued.

I tied the ribbon around the base of the tail.
Most states have laws regarding horse sports and other equine activities have inherent risks associated with them. When participants are warned of these risks and then take part in the activity anyway, they assume the risk of being injured.

If I had a known kicker, I would most certainly place a red ribbon on it's tail. I would probably put a braid in it and make it pretty. You know those red ribbons you can buy for Christmas decorations? They are velvety and have that gold wire thing? Those are simple to use on a tail and stay in really well.
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    03-02-2014, 08:32 PM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by huntseat11    
I would never put a red ribbon in my horse's tail for shows, whether it kicks or not. I showed a horse last year that spooked easily, so I put the ribbon in its tail until someone told me not to because it's a liability. If your horse has the ribbon in its tail and kicks someone or someone else's horse, you can be held accountable and sued.

Trust me, you would be much better off without the ribbon. Do what you want, but I just thought you should know that you *can* be sued.

I tied the ribbon around the base of the tail.

Someone can sue you regardless. I'm guessing the thinking of the person who told you this was that putting the ribbon in shows you know your horse will kick, so it's your fault if someone gets hurt because you had prior knowledge of the behavior. But it would probably be fairly easy to prove an owner knew their horse's tendency to kick even if there was no ribbon. Then they might sue because you didn't take proper precautions to warn other riders. If you do put in the ribbon and someone tries to sue, you could always flip it on them and say they knew the horse kicked because of the ribbon and got to close anyway.
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    03-02-2014, 08:38 PM
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I think as a rider, you have a responsibility to keep the folks around you safe, which means... If you have a potential kicker, use the ribbon. As a rider, You have a responsibility to keep yourself safe, so if you see a red ribbon, avoid the butt!
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    03-02-2014, 08:45 PM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by huntseat11    
I would never put a red ribbon in my horse's tail for shows, whether it kicks or not. I showed a horse last year that spooked easily, so I put the ribbon in its tail until someone told me not to because it's a liability. If your horse has the ribbon in its tail and kicks someone or someone else's horse, you can be held accountable and sued.

Trust me, you would be much better off without the ribbon. Do what you want, but I just thought you should know that you *can* be sued.

I tied the ribbon around the base of the tail.
So you would knowingly let someone put themselves in harms way because your worried about being sued? That really strikes a moral cord with me. I think if anything the red ribbon would HELP if someone was trying to sue you. After all, you did give them a warning. If you horse is that dangerous that you have to worry about being sued you probably shouldn't be taking it into the show arena.
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    03-03-2014, 12:39 PM
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Green Broke
Agreed. You can get sued for NOT giving a warning if you knew your horse was a kicker. That just sounds irresponsible to me. I would think 99% of people would thank you for wearing the ribbon. I've used a little bow wtih a clip, braided it in, etc.
     

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