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post #21 of 48 Old 04-18-2016, 04:22 AM Thread Starter
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We can perhaps all relate to the 'disney moment' (love the analogy) but the trainers decision is questionable. Put it this way. . . how would you feel if it was your child, not you that was put in this potentially dangerous situation.
I agree completely with you, I would blow a gasket if it was a child. The story does have a bit more background to it, the horse was doing quite a bit of dressage, so it wasn't like it was his first ride ever.

Still, I stand by my right, as a 40 year old women, to have the agency to go "splatt" if I want to . Please note that the said agency will be packed away and placed to the back of the highest shelf I can find

Here he is, with a proper rider:

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I agree completely with you, I would blow a gasket if it was a child. The story does have a bit more background to it, the horse was doing quite a bit of dressage, so it wasn't like it was his first ride ever.

Still, I stand by my right, as a 40 year old women, to have the agency to go "splatt" if I want to . Please note that the said agency will be packed away and placed to the back of the highest shelf I can find

Here he is, with a proper rider:

https://www.google.rs/search?q=kseni...3K4mAkaVqJM%3A

He really is a beautiful horse. Even though I'm only a confident beginner- very basic intermediate rider, I would definitely have loved to ride him. I frequently spend time around a Friesian cross that's pretty wild, but he's got a good heart and boy would I love to be on top of that majestic creature! (Ha, I know better than to try, but boy I'd love it.) I will ride any horse I can get my butt on, as long as I know I can handle it (and a few times if not so much, lol, given that I want to ride a Thoroughbred that has thrown a person or two ), so I can't say I wouldn't have desperately wanted to bite the bullet and try like you!

I respect that you had the confidence to try riding him, even if you couldn't handle him. So good for you, even if it wasn't the best choice, I think it's cool that you did it!
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I think we were having a Disney moment, not an intelligent equestrian conversation

I agree with everything you said (I don't want to slander an unsuspecting horse owner who was gracious enough to let me try his horse) but me agreeing with common sense didn't stop me from going "squeeeeeeee". Lesson learned
The Disney moment , goes with the Hollywood black stallion image and folklore
Curious, is that the owner's daughter on the horse, as youth can't even show stallions in youth classes, or is that horse gelded, thus the owner feels no chance of liability, putting youth and novice riders on that horse?
We always had stallions, but my kids were late teens before they ever rode them
If you ride a stallion, you are liable, no matter if some mare runs her butt up his nose, which always made showing a stallion interesting, as many people, esp kids, in the hitching ring, just did stupid things.
Thus, I for one, would never have just let anyone hop on one of our stallions, as I would have been liable, should that stallion not been in control.
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So, he is five years old, already has been showing in dressage, thus should be well trained, yet goes farting and squealing down the arena?
What language and location is that site?
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The Disney moment , goes with the Hollywood black stallion image and folklore
Curious, is that the owner's daughter on the horse, as youth can't even show stallions in youth classes, or is that horse gelded, thus the owner feels no chance of liability, putting youth and novice riders on that horse?
We always had stallions, but my kids were late teens before they ever rode them
If you ride a stallion, you are liable, no matter if some mare runs her butt up his nose, which always made showing a stallion interesting, as many people, esp kids, in the hitching ring, just did stupid things.
Thus, I for one, would never have just let anyone hop on one of our stallions, as I would have been liable, should that stallion not been in control.
The little girl was only on him for a photo shoot, I think the trainer was right next to them, in the shadows.

As for liabilities and such niceties - we don't really do them in this part of the world (Balkans). The general attitude seems to be: "If you got your crazy behind on top a half a ton animal, you've deserved whatever happened in the process". I know that sounds unusual to someone used to the first-world standards but that seems to be the attitude in most under-developed societies. They have bigger problems than some crazy people getting their jollies on and getting their but kicked in the process
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The little girl was only on him for a photo shoot, I think the trainer was right next to them, in the shadows.

As for liabilities and such niceties - we don't really do them in this part of the world (Balkans). The general attitude seems to be: "If you got your crazy behind on top a half a ton animal, you've deserved whatever happened in the process". I know that sounds unusual to someone used to the first-world standards but that seems to be the attitude in most under-developed societies. They have bigger problems than some crazy people getting their jollies on and getting their but kicked in the process
All it would take is for someone to ask me "Do you want to ride him?" and I would be up there before they changed their mind. Even if they shaved him bald
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Still, I stand by my right, as a 40 year old women, to have the agency to go "splatt" if I want to .
We all should have the right to do something stooped once in a while with out being judged too harshly
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All it would take is for someone to ask me "Do you want to ride him?" and I would be up there before they changed their mind. Even if they shaved him bald


One of our neighbours has a 4yo 'tres sangres' stallion (angloarab x PRE) that I feel that way about! Shame the owner's not likely to offer me to try him, but if he did, I'd scramble up somehow without even looking for a suitable mounting block to help the old(ish) bones up onto 16hh. And now you mention bald... the poor guy has an ugly roached mane and banged tail, but he'd be sooo handsome if he had a bit of hair.
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Wow! No wonder you wanted your turn! Well done for staying on! x
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I can completely understand the "Disney" moment! Who wouldn't want to ride a beautiful horse, especially when your instructor is giving you the opportunity? And he is a gorgeous horse!

It's good to count this one as a lesson learned, though- and we all have them.

My instructor got a little too confident in my horse-choosing skills back when I was young, and I wound up coming home with a killer mare who attacked people she thought were vulnerable- she was the truest definition of a bully, and she'd had a lot of practice with kids in a lesson program at a horse camp. She wound up hurting my instructor pretty badly and it made me guilty and self-doubting for years afterwards.
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