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post #11 of 51 Old 03-09-2012, 04:48 PM
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I will say at least the kid in the first video had a helmet and boots on. That being said, what on earth would posses someone to turn their kid loose in an area with playground equipment and a swimming pool? That horse is obviously a saint, but man, all it takes is one good spook to do some serious damage in that kind of environment.
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post #12 of 51 Old 03-09-2012, 10:09 PM
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post #13 of 51 Old 03-10-2012, 12:04 AM
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Some parents can be incredibly stupid when it comes to their children and horses. I would not feel bad for the parent if their child got hurt in situations like those. Videos like that should definitely be grounds for some kind of intervention - CPS or Animal Welfare or SOMETHING.
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post #14 of 51 Old 03-10-2012, 12:22 AM
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That first horse is AWESOME!!! But boy, the trampoline ladder and the rocking horse in the background scared me. It would be so easy for a horse to put a leg through one of those things and freak out. I would expect the horse to freak out if that happened.

The little appaloosa pony in the second video had such a serious expression on his face. Like he knew his job but hated every minute of it! But to give him credit not many horses would carry a baby like that and not take advantage of the situation. A very stupid thing for humans to do, but I give the pony credit! The pony is like "grumble grumble, let's get around this ring, grumble grumble, maybe they'll take him off the next time around, grumble grumble!"
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I'm a firm believer that you shouldn't strap a person to a horse. Even my friend with cerebral palsy (sever enough that he can't walk or stand) isn't strapped to his horse.

And on the first video... that horse almost pulled her off the trampoline just by pulling her head back a little. And, as stated before, if she had fallen off the trampoline the horse would have been blamed.

Oh well, their kids I guess. Those are some patient horses though.

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That first horse really is a lady. That's the kind of horse you want for every kid.
As for the other one... All I can say is at least the kid was strapped on?

I am a firm believer that people, are stupid. No other way to put it.
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Again their kid...their choice. But WOW :S
Child on a horse without a helmet...a child whose skull has not completely hardened yet yet without a helmet on a horse not a pony but a full on HORSE....yup perfectly safe

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I agree that it's the horse who gets blamed when the kids get hurt too.

The baby on the pony, with no helmet, EEK!

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These type of people should not own horses if they are stupid enough to do stuff like this. I would never let anyone get on my horse without a helmet, much less a child. Or a child with no helmet. The childs too young, they should be riding a wooden horse not a really life, fully breathing, fully flight or fight horse!

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These type of people should not own horses if they are stupid enough to do stuff like this. I would never let anyone get on my horse without a helmet, much less a child. Or a child with no helmet. The childs too young, they should be riding a wooden horse not a really life, fully breathing, fully flight or fight horse!
I almost agree with you. Almost any age can start riding, you just plop their little hinnys in the saddle in front of you and walk on along the yard. My baby brothers have been riding since they could sit up because of this, it's taught them some pretty nice balance too! This little girl is still small enough that's what I'd do with her personally
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