I understand many ADULT riders do not wear helmets. That is their choice. Many places, at least around the east coast, kids, no matter the discipline cannot ride or show without a helmet. Just the facts. Sure he will probably be fine. Personally, with my kids or grandkids I would not take that chance knowing that if something DID happen I would never forgive myself. Same with wearing shoes around horses. Sure, perhaps your kid has ridden lots etc. Just IMO, not being taught good basic safety practices. I sure hope you have good health insurance for what may happen, not that I hope it does. He may end up without a foot for gods sake. How much sense does that make? Or having him be brain damaged? Just because YOU have a hard head and choose not to is no excuse not to protect your child who is YOUR responsibility.
Now, my reference to the price issue I made reference to was to primarily point to your maturity level. Period.
And, Just like a teenager doesn't know everything, even tho they think they do, neither is it even possible that a 4 yo horse is totally broke. Sorry, but the horse is only 4. There is only so much experience that is possible in 4 yrs, and hopefully only 2 of riding.
Don't really care how much you like what everyone is saying-you posted the picture and left yourself open for the replies. THis IS a public forum, after all.
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