Just a short rant.
At my show the other day there was a little girl who was about 10 or so. The horse she was riding was new and faster than her old horse. Well apparently she was having a hard time keeping her feet in the stirrups and a little trouble keeping her balance, so guess what her mom did................................She DUCT TAPED her child's feet into the stirrups. I'm sorry but that is a very good way to kill your kid. Newer/faster horse+no balance+feet duct taped into stirrups= disaster if you ask me.
Sorry just ranting and wondering what is going through some people's brains when they come up with these good ideas.