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post #141 of 157 Old 04-12-2013, 03:52 AM
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Pulling personal information from other sources and posting it here with the intent to ridicule is not ok. The original discussion does have relevance here, so we have decided to reopen the thread after reviewing, cleaning, and some post removals.

Letís keep it on topic and follow the rules, or it will permanently closed.
I understand and respect the opinion of the moderating team. I have come to understand that you guys have a difficult job in trying to keep things nice and respectful, while at the same time trying to allow honesty and the opinions of everyone. I really do understand that.

However, in this thread, I really don't understand what the problem is. The things other people were posting were actually youtube and facebook videos that this girl posted herself. That is all very public and anyone sharing would know that. I think the information is relevant to this thread. This thread started out about riding helmets. However, it evolved to discussing the type of horse that would do this sort of thing and the rider that created such a horse. There have been very harsh things said about this rider. However, if you take a look at the videos she herself posted on youtube and facebook, I think you will find them both alarming and foolish.

There have been points made on all sides of this thread. I feel that while we have been having a debate, we have all been respectful of each other. One thing most of us agree on is that this rider is doing very foolish things and creating very dangerous horses. This girl is putting herself and her horses at risk for a very, very bad outcome. I feel that this is a situation that many of the people on this forum can learn from. There are people of all levels here.

For those reasons, I don't understand why it is not o.k for us to be discussing the videos she herself posted. If it is not okay for us to discuss her youtube videos that she posted, then why is it okay for us to discuss the original video of her getting kicked in the head? It is all relevant information, IMO. There is a lot that people can learn from this thread and those videos. They can all be a huge lesson for anyone on what NOT to do.

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The pictures and links posted were public information, and I don't feel they were posted to ridicule anyone, but more so to reinforce the issue that there is a very ignorant/foolish individual riding/falling/begin thrown from a very dangerous animal. As a parent I would be thankful if my child came across this post and by seeing and reading all involved was possibly swayed from making stupid choices. Everyone was civil in his or her posts, even when there was a disagreement about how that horse should be handled. I don't believe anyone left the computer crying.
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FB Links in any form are not allowed, I believe the reasons are stated in our Forum Rules, so no need to go into why the Mods have edited things.

You Tube Videos are allowed but they are not allowed to start a furry of name calling.

Posts should be a learning experience and a reasonable critique of what may or may not happen. Calling people idiots and worse is not proper behavior.

Yes, many things are Publicly Posted, but the HF is not a place to post anything and everything we find.

We can try this one more time or Thread will be Locked

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I want to thank the moderators for reopening the thread, and I have to agree that we should not be ridiculing about the rider. Yet, I believe this video and others that she has posted on her you tube page, do demonstrate good example of what can go wrong when you are doing improper stunts and activities on a horse and training dangerous behaviors. If people want to view her other videos, they should be able to research how to find them themselves.
Although what the girl is doing is very dangerous, hopefully people will realize that the unexpected can always occur when riding. Which is on reason why, when I started the thread I put that it was a good example of why you should wear a helmet. I am sure the girl thought she was free and clear after she fell and did not expect the horse to turn on her and kick out. I feel she was very lucky to have had a helmet on. Without it, she would have had even a more serious injury or possibly be dead or paralized.
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I realize what you are saying, but in my personal opinion, the moderators are correct. The news article gives the girls full name and it isn't that hard to do a you tube search to see her other videos if people wish too.
This thread did go out of control a little in my opinion and I started it to demonstrate what can happen when you don't prepare for the unexpected. It was after the thread got started that people found her other videos and then the thread became a good example of how improper riding/training can lead to a dangerous animal.
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No that's not her, but it's another good example how not having the right respect and having dangerous "training" can put a person in danger and IMPO is relevant to the discussion as well.
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I just believe that these videos show good examples of improper training, no parental guidance, and what can happen when you allow a horse to get away with doing improper behaviors. I want these videos to educate people, especially young and rebelous teens who think they are being cool at to how dangerous a horse can actually be and or become.
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ST, you could of fixed my misspelling of "wear" in the title....it is driving me nuts...LOL
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ST, you could of fixed my misspelling of "wear" in the title....it is driving me nuts...LOL
Oh, you're spoiled. I'd have let you suffer with it.
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It has nothing to do with riding with a helmet, although convenient for Riders4Helmets.
It has nothing to do with the horse itself.
It has everything to do with this way of thinking, example, the words "pet horse" used in the YouTube video title and the thought quoted from the girl "they[horses} kick out in fear or shock- not aggression"
No helmet or body protector will ever be able to keep you from being injured with that thinking, the horse was a product of such thinking..or lack of.
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