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        11-05-2012, 01:30 PM
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    I always wear a helmet and insist that my kids do too. But, I know that's kind of a cultural thing. There are plenty of places where it's wierd to wear one, and that's ok. Around here, it's wierd to not wear one. Although I posted that when I saw the photo and read the title my first impressions was one of "I would never . . . . ". That's me. The OP lives in a different place. She is doing what is "normal" for her area. If we want to suggest a different view of the scene, we should leave it at that . . . A suggestion.

    I doubt she is any less loving of her son than those that have already posted, and nothing is more insulting to a mother than to suggest that she does not care enough about her children.
         
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        11-05-2012, 01:36 PM
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    BB congrats! She looks like a doll!

    As for the helmet stuff, I do hope you get a helmet for him. If nothing else maybe he'll start a trend with the other kids! I'd decorate it with cool stickers.
    I took my DD on a lead line ride a few years ago on her pony. Pony spooked and DD with her glue butt stuck it out until the end. Then she landed head first on a rock when the momentum caused her to slide off. She was on my opposite side and I couldn't help her, but the helmet did. I don't know what I would have done if she'd gotten hurt because I didn't protect her.
    And I grew up like you, helmet-less, bareback, barefoot, wild and crazy and nothing ever happened to me.
         
        11-05-2012, 02:12 PM
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    So, OP, did you get the vet out to check your other mare??
    For what?
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        11-05-2012, 02:17 PM
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    For what?
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    I thought you had posted the mare that you thought was possibly bred.
         
        11-05-2012, 02:25 PM
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    I thought you had posted the mare that you thought was possibly bred.
    Oh yeah, I found one that does house calls an he came and did a check. She isn't pregnant, just fat thankfully. She is on a diet though, the weight just isn't coming off.
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        11-05-2012, 02:31 PM
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    IMHO I don't care how broke or bombproof someone says a 4 year old horse. It's FOUR years old
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        11-05-2012, 02:33 PM
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    IMHO I don't care how broke or bombproof some says a 4 year old horse is. ITS FOUR YEARS OLD.
    Well, that's your opinion. Some horses are amazing at 4. They just have the temperament.

    I didn't take her through a cross country course with a civil war reenactment going on in the middle of it... We rode her in circles in a round pen.
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        11-05-2012, 02:36 PM
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    Yeah the horse may be broke for someone of your age...not for a three year old to be sitting on.
         
        11-05-2012, 02:43 PM
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    Yeah the horse may be broke for someone of your age...not for a three year old to be sitting on.
    With me. I rode her and deemed her skill level to be safe enough for a 3 year old. That is my judgement, not yours.
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        11-05-2012, 02:48 PM
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    All everybody's sayin is that is was poor judgment and they don't want to see anything happen. If this horse were 10 years old or whatever it may have been a different story but the horse is 4. Its still learning and may not be as safe as you think...Heck any age horse can have something unpredictable happen
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