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        03-10-2012, 11:20 AM
    I loved the horse in the first video. And you do have to admit, the animal was in beautiful condition, clearly loved and well taken care of, AND beautifully trained.

    However, the whole trampoline/hobby horse/swimming pool thing terrified me.

    And the insanity of someone videoing this nonsense instead of intervening. An adult probably put the kid's helmet on and watched her do this.

    And why the little girl was riding in the back yard when there was a round pen right next to the yard....

    Second video, I just have no words, but that pony can come live with me and have the stall right next to the fabulous black QH in the first video.
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        03-10-2012, 11:40 AM
    How odd.
    Makes ya think, remember when you were a kid and would do stuff w horses hoping ya didn't "get caught". Now-a-days, instead of a intervention and a scolding....they would encourage it so they could film it for youtube!
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        03-10-2012, 10:34 PM
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    Originally Posted by Missy May    
    How odd.
    Makes ya think, remember when you were a kid and would do stuff w horses hoping ya didn't "get caught". Now-a-days, instead of a intervention and a scolding....they would encourage it so they could film it for youtube!
    This is something that has puzzled me for some time now - every time I see someone posting a video or picture of their child doing something out of line I just can't help but wonder WHY you would pick up a camera and snap/film away instead of STOPPING THE CHILD. Talk about sending mixed messages - I mean, do they turn around and scold the child after they are done getting their "cute" footage? What about the next time the child does the same thing and it suddenly is wrong/not cute? It just seems like common sense has gone out the window.....
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        03-10-2012, 10:47 PM
    Originally Posted by Royal Pine Buck    
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    totally nervous. Especially when she brought the mare toward the trampoline ladder.

    And between the trampoline and playground...eek eek eek
    what in the world?

    What would have happened if the horse spooked and the girl fell off the the trampoline between the springs
        03-10-2012, 10:51 PM
    No not smart at all and to say bouncy bouncy
    Anything could have spooked the horse and he could have been killed

    When I was that age my sister walked beside me
    And I walked along with my daughter too
        03-10-2012, 11:09 PM
    And when they get older, they still won't scold them..for anything, is my guess. I took my daughter to a horse camp thing when she was younger. While I was waiting around in the shade, there was a young girl (about -10-11 ish) w her friends in the breezeway, and she was not just being cruel to her pony whilst untacking, she was laughing! I felt hesitant b/c it wasn't my kid, but I couldn't take it anymore, so I walked over and took charge of the untacking, and told her that there was no need to mistreat any animal. The girl just shrugged and said "so what, she is mine", but let me take over - and ran off!!! Her mother, unbeknownst to me, was standing about 10 ft away, and she just smiled and was friendly to me - and told me where the tack went!!! HELLO? Was she just afraid of the horrid little brat she raised, or didn't correct her but didn't care if others did, or what? Its always amazing how irresponsible other parents are.
        03-10-2012, 11:15 PM
    People are so freaking stupid.
    First video- really???? No comment..
    Second video- the horse's ears were pinned the whole time..
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        03-10-2012, 11:29 PM
    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    We had a discussion on that second video a ways back, and how very dangerous that was. Yeah, not a smart thing to do.
    Sometimes I wish I could strap myself in like that!! But I know how stupid and dangerous it is.
        03-11-2012, 03:36 AM
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    There are a lot of safety issues with the first video but, the kid had a helmet on, the horse was/is a saint and was going to look after the child.
    The second is plain dangerous having a child strapped into a saddle.

    As for risk - your whole life is a risk. I was not wrapped in cotton wool as a child and got up to things that were as, if not more dangerous. Climbing trees, not jus a few feet but 20 feet up, often hauled up by older children.We raced down steep hills on home made go-karts, often with no brakes, certainly no helmets or knee pads.
    We had injuries. Scrapes and wounds that bled. Someone would spit on a dirty handkerchief and rub the injury and you continued playing. When you returned home mothers washed the area and applied iodine - which was why you rarely ever complained about the injury which had hurt less than the cure.

    At the age of six I would go stay with a cousin who had a pony. Her father had a horse. We would ride both about the field and orchard. We didn't think it fair that the pony had no hard feed so we would climb out her bedroom window, down the vines that covered the house and feed it half a bucket of oats. Cousin was eight.
    That pony carried two of us bareback, mostly at a gallop because of the oats. We were unsupervised most of the time because we sneaked off to the field.

    When my nieces and nephew were learning to ride they would be riding in the fields whilst I was doing some job out there. I was not instructing them I just let them charge around, they thought I wasn't watching as they rode double bareback or stood in the saddle and tried to canter.
    They had fun. They learned to ride by balance, they learned what the ponies would suffer and what they would not.
    Didn't do them any harm at all.
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        03-11-2012, 03:54 AM
    I am so guilty of cramming Ruger in between two fences to get on....LOL but that's because he really is a saint, like that mare, even at his young age. But he's done it so much it's routine for him.

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