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post #21 of 55 Old 11-08-2009, 05:52 PM
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Dogs weren't made to be ridden. When I was little, we had a bird dog, and I tried to get on him once, but my mom always told me 'no'. I just think it's ridiculous, and I wouldn't let my kid do it. Pull them on a little wagon, that's fine, but you don't ride dogs. It's just weird....

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post #22 of 55 Old 11-08-2009, 05:59 PM
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No they weren't but these kids didn't know that it coul hurt the dog and I bet if you told them they'd pack it in. Quite a few of those kids feet were touching the floor and they were all little.

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I own a 2 year old great pyrnese lab mix he is 150 lbs and 6 hands I think!! My little cousins used to ride him for like a split secon and then we took them off so they wonlt hurt his back! ! I am thank full my dog is very mellow and he doesnt really care! And I also jump him he can jump 3 feet with out some one on him I have never jumped hm with a person on him, that's just stupid get a horse if you want that .

He has only jumped 2 times ! Like agility

And when the kids rode him there feet are on the ground and just hoveing over him not really riding him.

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post #24 of 55 Old 11-08-2009, 06:25 PM
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I own a 2 year old great pyrnese lab mix he is 150 lbs and 6 hands I think!! My little cousins used to ride him for like a split secon and then we took them off so they wonlt hurt his back! ! I am thank full my dog is very mellow and he doesnt really care! And I also jump him he can jump 3 feet with out some one on him I have never jumped hm with a person on him, that's just stupid get a horse if you want that .

He has only jumped 2 times ! Like agility

And when the kids rode him there feet are on the ground and just hoveing over him not really riding him.
sorry not 3 feet like 3 inches to a foot !!
and true it is bad for there back and they soulnt and some of thos dogs were wayyyy to small!!

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post #25 of 55 Old 11-08-2009, 06:44 PM
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If everyone wants to get technical, horses weren't designed to be ridden either, they are just stronger and hardier than dogs. That being said, I agree with Tennessee. This is just getting a bit out there. The video was posted as something "cute" for us to enjoy, not tear to shreds. Lets just chill a little bit.

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post #26 of 55 Old 11-08-2009, 10:05 PM
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but the thing is, something that can be really harmful to an animal really isn't cute. I can see where people would look at such large dogs and think that it's okay to put a child on them, but it's not. Maybe a really tiny tiny kid that weighs nothing, but these are big kids. It's just not cute to put animals at risk..
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post #27 of 55 Old 11-08-2009, 10:11 PM
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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.)
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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?

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post #29 of 55 Old 11-08-2009, 10:33 PM
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Ya, this was taken way out of proportion, as was said before its not like a horse is born with a saddle on its back. And dogs are often used as pack animals just like mules and such and some of the sturdier larger breeds can safely carry up to 80lbs. Just because these arent horses don't freak out, besides griping about it aint doing any good, the pictures are already taken, get over it. I think they are cute which was the intended purpose of the post.... don't have to go gettin your panties all in a twist.... oh ya and someone asked if they asked the dogs if they liked being ridden, my response is do you go out every day and ask your horse if he or she wants your butt on their back?

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post #30 of 55 Old 11-08-2009, 10:38 PM
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Agreed, Honey. If the dogs were uncomfortable, they would find a way to get out from under the kid; either lay or sit down, or try to nip at the kid while running out from under them.

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