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post #931 of 1508 Old 10-11-2012, 07:25 AM
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Stupid scanner is not working but when I am at work in a few days I will scan them from there, or spend a few more hours trying to fix mine. Or smash it!
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post #932 of 1508 Old 10-11-2012, 07:39 AM
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Also, just some trivia - The helmet I'm wearing in those photos lasted me right up until last year when I replaced it after headbutting the ground twice.
YIKES! I'd say you were lucky when you headbutted the ground that there was anything there. I think you are supposed to replace helmets annually or biannually and anytime after a fall. I had one fall (where I didn't even hit my head!) in my current Tipperary and have had it for three years and I am feeling the "ehhhhhh.... I should REALLY have a new one...." feeling.
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post #933 of 1508 Old 10-11-2012, 08:16 AM
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Posting old pictures is even more embarrassing then new ones. Though I was very very skinny, I had bad hair in most of them. Looking back at photos I wonder "was there a conspiracy to only take picture of me when I had bad hair?" What the heck, I usually had a French Braid and in several of my show photos, it was on the say I was running late and had poofy fly away hair. ????

This is likely the reason, I am the person behind the camera, not in front ot it. Ha ha
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post #934 of 1508 Old 10-11-2012, 10:29 AM
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Haha yeah I know :P It never seemed too important to me to replace it since I was only riding a few times a year.

I haven't thrown it out though, I've kept it as a reminder of not rushing in to buying a horse. All I have to do is look at the grass stains on it and I take a step back to look at the bigger picture. Plus, it saved my life, so it just seems wrong to bin it
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post #935 of 1508 Old 10-11-2012, 10:34 AM
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I think you are supposed to replace helmets annually or biannually and anytime after a fall.
The rule of thumb is 5 years after the date of manufacture or when you take a fall where your helmet impacts the ground, whichever comes first.

The safety materials in the helmet deteriorate over time, so even if it's never taken an impact it needs to be replaced every 5 years.

I have two helmets, so if one needs to be replaced I'm not riding without one until the new one arrives.

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post #936 of 1508 Old 10-11-2012, 12:28 PM
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Maybe you should talk to a vet, horse chiro or at least someone who knows sh1t from shinola. Whoever told you this is either lying to you, ignorant, mentally challenged but most of all wrong. You sound very novice and uninformed, so get some experience and information. Good thing I weigh within your parameter of 130 lbs otherwise I would be too heavy to ride my horse? Seriously? Crazy talk, stop it, you are insulting these brave peops who have generously shared pics of themselves & their horses for OUR viewing pleasure, not for you to come on here and spout goofiness!
Ok then 'expert', how exactly would you define and pick a weight carrier? Would be interested to know. The rule of thumb many quote is a horse being able to carry 20 percent of it's body weight. I can't see how that can always work as what if the horse itself is overweight? Or has a long weak back for it's size? And as for being a novice, i've competed nationally on horses I've broken myself very successfully. My trainer competes at grand prix level and my aunt who taught me to jump was shortlisted for the british olympic team. Oh and I was brought up in fort worth so do know american stock horses well, and whilst I am aware they can carry more than many other breeds surely it still depends on the individual horse's conformation?
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post #937 of 1508 Old 10-11-2012, 12:44 PM
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Oh and I was brought up in fort worth so do know american stock horses well, and whilst I am aware they can carry more than many other breeds surely it still depends on the individual horse's conformation?
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So which is it, no horse should ever carry more than 200lbs like you told me in your first post or there are more factors like you are claiming now?
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post #938 of 1508 Old 10-11-2012, 12:45 PM
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The rule of thumb many quote is a horse being able to carry 20 percent of it's body weight. I can't see how that can always work as what if the horse itself is overweight?
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That's actually 20% of its ideal weight. If the horse is not conditioned or overweight I believe that percentage goes down.
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post #939 of 1508 Old 10-11-2012, 01:54 PM
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So which is it, no horse should ever carry more than 200lbs like you told me in your first post or there are more factors like you are claiming now?
If you actually read my posts properly you'd see that I said some, but not many could comfortably carry that weight. And no horse can carry 300lbs
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post #940 of 1508 Old 10-11-2012, 02:02 PM
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If you actually read my posts properly you'd see that I said some, but not many could comfortably carry that weight. And no horse can carry 300lbs
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Actually I wish the mods had not deleted my reply to your very first post to me when they deleted your first two nasty posts. I intentionally quoted it so that if/when your posts got deleted people could still see how nasty you were. Your post to me included the fact that no horse should ever carry more than 200lbs and that I should melt off some fat before torturing my horse anymore. And you are full of it if you think NO horse can carry 300lbs although I would agree that MOST horses would be unduly stressed by that (not that this is particularly relevant to me since I do not weigh 300lbs but that's besides the point).
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