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post #141 of 179 Old 07-03-2012, 09:31 AM
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a good friend of mine comitted suicide and having seen the total devistation it left in her family and amongst her friends, I do think any suicide is an incredibly selfish act, perticularly with all the help that is available now!
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post #142 of 179 Old 07-03-2012, 09:34 AM
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anebel, they should never need PPE because of thier training, however amine does not have a mind of its own. Accidents still happen in mines despite all safety precautions you can take, you wear PPE just in case this happens.
Your miners may have all the training to never need thier ppe but i bet you'd neverlet them down the mine without it? so why do you do it when riding

I would judge the person in the car accident the same way if they had not been wearing a seatbelt or if they were speeding or drink driving etc.

I drive the best car i can afford, it has airbags and I wear a seatbelt even if i'm going nowhere near a road. Infact it feels wrong to not wear a seatbelt and is totaly illgeal in the UK. I do this because I value my safety and take every precaution I can to minimise the risk that way should soemthing happen to me i know i've done my level best to minimise my injuries. I care about my family and how they will feel should i be badly injured.

i recognise that riding is a risk sport but you need to minimise the risk as far as possible
I'm with you on this Faye. Pretty sure you wear safety helmets in mines and on building sites to protect you from the risk of falling objects anyway - not because some idiot thinks its a good idea to run headlong into a wall or something. Accidents are things that are usually out of our control and so not always possible to prepare ourselves for in terms of 'falling correctly' There are many things that we do in life that we can't protect ourselves against, we cant wrap ourselves in cotton wool 24/7 Riding is a high risk sport and if I can keep my brain a little safer then I will do that based on my own experiences which I am always happy to share as it was my 'wake up call' that thankfully I was able to walk away from (well on a stretcher actually). If other people dont want to then basically not my problem I just wish that some of them didn't feel the need to go on and on to justify their decision - you dont have to, its your choice, your life, most of us dont care why you dont wear a helmet so move on and enjoy your riding.
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post #143 of 179 Old 07-03-2012, 09:55 AM
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Good example of an accident,

I was riding my fantastic trail mare along a trail. There were two large logs laying at angles across the trail. We walked over the first, and I leaned slightly forward to give her her head. at the same time she randomly decided to jump(not a horse that jumps if she can walk) and flung her head back. The hard back of her skull hit my forhead(covered by a helmet), her neck smashed into my face. it ended up being blood all over and me have a very sore face for a week. If I had not been wearing a helmet i'm certain it would have knocked me out, and at the very least a severe concussion..

just be safe. an accidental death hurts almost as much as a suicide.
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post #144 of 179 Old 07-03-2012, 10:24 AM
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When people use a pelham or elevator bit to put their horse "on the bit".

Piano hands.

People who pile on an unnecessary amount of equipment on a horse that doesn't need it.

No release o/f.

Riders who "bob" their heads with the horses movement.

See-sawing.

People who come at a fence with their horses head cranked into it's chest, then beat the stuff out of them when they refuse.
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post #145 of 179 Old 07-03-2012, 10:55 AM
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People who come at a fence with their horses head cranked into it's chest, then beat the stuff out of them when they refuse.
With you on that one Ask for a stop when you mean go, then beat them when they cant telepathically read your mind. Classic.
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post #146 of 179 Old 07-03-2012, 11:00 AM
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All of these I have personally done and I loathe:

Another one is failing to hold a dressage whip the right way and ending up smacking the horse with it on accident *sigh*

Looking down and watching your horse... why?!

Loose tight contact.. which jabs the horse in the mouth.

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post #147 of 179 Old 07-03-2012, 11:06 AM
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The habit that bothers me the most - those that are critical of others without taking a look at themselves first.

In all honesty I don't care how others around me ride unless they are a danger to themselves, their horse or those around them. Life's too short to get in a huff about what other people screw up.
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See-sawing to get the horse "on the bit".

Piano hands.

When I see horses refuse and the riders never react. They just sit there. DO SOMETHING.

Or, most of all, when people are in classes WAY over their ability. Then get ****ed when they don't do well.

All about the winning. Never about being better. Just winning.
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post #149 of 179 Old 07-03-2012, 01:37 PM
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jaydee, nope it is still raining, I'm thinking of building an ark!

We still have hosepipe bans in place down south though (stupid thames water, they have more leaks then pipes).
They are calling it the wettest drought in history!
It is officialy the wettest june on record!

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post #150 of 179 Old 07-03-2012, 01:41 PM
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a good friend of mine comitted suicide and having seen the total devistation it left in her family and amongst her friends, I do think any suicide is an incredibly selfish act, perticularly with all the help that is available now!
Of course suicide does affect many people and maybe is a little selfish, and while I do not encourage it by any means I do not believe in judging people for things like that. I know what it is like first hand to be on the other side, to struggle with depression and extreme suicidal thoughts and wanting more than anything else in the world to die, and getting help is literally one of the hardest things to do. Probably the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. You don't know what it's like to be on that end of things, you have no idea what your friend's past is, and you have no idea what it feels like to want to die that badly. So unless you've been in that position, it is truly not your place to judge.

Besides, your friend probably felt hated and looked down upon through life, and now she/he's hated and looked down upon through death too. After all she/he has been through, the least you could do is remember her/him in a positive way. If you feel that strongly about suicide, then maybe you should look into actually helping people with it instead of judging them from afar.

Anyways, I'm not meaning to be rude. I just feel very strongly about the matter since I have a lot of history with things like this and much of my family does as well. Don't get me wrong -- I don't think suicide is a good thing AT ALL, I just believe that you should not judge one so harshly when you don't know what they've been through. I'd appreciate it if you didn't bring up in such a light.

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