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post #11 of 24 Old 09-19-2009, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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It's not traditional, it's not cool, but hey, I've got a mortgage, a son, a husband and a job. I can not afford to be vain! I should wear it more often - all adults should, especially to set an example for younger riders!
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Yes, it is ultimately an adult's decision. But to blatantly lead people who don't know any better that without a helmet they are "safer" because they oh so love their horse and don't think he would EVER spook is disgusting. There are plenty of horses I know that hardly ever spook, but it would be naive to trust any horse with your life. All horses react quickly, are fast, and weigh a lot. You can't EVER train that out of them.
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"When working with 1000+ pound animals, it is not a matter of if you get hurt, it is when and how bad." For someone as influential as the Parelli's, that reply is a very dangerous statement.

This :)
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One person on another forum summed it up really nicely:

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According to their theory, if I keep my car in perfect repair, then I'll never have an accident.
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There are SOOOOOOO many young riders that follow Parelli - 4H groups attend the clinics all over the country - how can their camp say such a thing? They are influential and I would think they would consider SAFETY as first and foremost especially since there are so many impressionable young people listening!
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Exactly.
I had a "live and let live" view on the whole Parelli thing... this is the straw that broke the camel's back, I have no respect.
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WOW!! I have no words. I wear a helmet every time I ride, not just for protection but as an example for my granddaughters.

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WOW!! I have no words. I wear a helmet every time I ride, not just for protection but as an example for my granddaughters.
Yay!!!
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Yes, I think we should where it as often as possible. Just in case :)
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post #18 of 24 Old 09-20-2009, 10:33 AM
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Yeah, the way I see it, it would be like a celebrity saying that "it's okay to do drugs because I haven't died from it yet."

Shame of the parillis for saying this, especially since they have so many followers, a lot of who aren't the most safe horse people or don't have the safest horses in the first place.
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post #19 of 24 Old 09-20-2009, 11:20 AM
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OMG

Thats like saying I can take Misty into a round pen and rub her with a plastic bag, until she isnt afraid of it. Then she is desensitised, so I hop on and go for a ride with no helmet. A lion jumps out of the woods and is charging towards misty about to pounce, but its fine - I trained the spook out of her :roll: IDIOTS.

A good horse can never be a bad colour...
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At polocrosse on the weekend, a really good friend of ours came off her horse. How? NOT galloping around after the ball, turning on top of other horses, pushing other horses flat out... She was practicing her ball skills at a WALK, her horse tripped, and fell on topof her. She was drifiting in and out of concioussness for about ten minutes, had three ambulances present, and was rushed to hospital. Thankfully, she is ok.

However, I do not doubt that if she didn't have a helmet on, she would have been DEAD.

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