This is ridiculous. I'm with Smrobs and Tennessee. You people are blowing this WAY out of proportion. The dogs aren't going to die because a kid got on them ONE time. These kids don't "ride" them daily. The very likely did this once just for the "cute" value. Don't even try to let me you didn't do this at least once when you were a kid. (That is, if your parents weren't both with PETA.)
We didnt say that the dogs were going to die, we said it isnt good for them.. and it is not. How do you know they only went on them one time.. did you talk to them on the phone? I did do this when I was a kid.. but I didnt put any weight on my dog whatsoever. I walked along with my legs.
If the dog has a saddle and bridle specially made for it.. I don't think they did it only ONE TIME.
Anyways, it is cute for some of them.. For the tiny little kids, but I saw a couple kids in that video that look 8 or 9yrs old.
The dog may not do anything, because they are friendly and don't want to hurt the kid, but did you ask the dog if he liked it?