View Full Version : OK....trying to understand this....

Oct. 24, 2012, 07:27 PM
I mean.....please tell me this is Photoshopped....or something:



Oct. 24, 2012, 07:28 PM
Sorry - someone already posted this....

Oct. 24, 2012, 08:14 PM
Actually I'm glad you reposted it, Freebird. I saw the other thread and couldn't open the photo. My computer blocked it as Malicious Spyware or something.

This photo I could open and see.

It is rather odd to use the girth as a breastplate and not use any girth.

Oct. 24, 2012, 08:49 PM
It looks like someone had no idea on how to tack the horse up properly. Not only that, but the shadows make the horse look like he's got some really weird confirmational defects!

Oct. 24, 2012, 09:13 PM
One of my (very non-horsey) co-workers came back from visiting the in-laws in Missouri with almost the exact same picture, except her child was a girl and the horse was tied up to a (not permenantly affixed to anything) corral panel with a regular knot. (ZOMG!!!!!!)

When the phrase "HOLY S***!!! What were you THINKING???" popped out of my mouth before my filter could shut it down, she haughtily informed me that *I* was overreacting, and that as a mother she KNEW when things were unsafe for her child and her child was PERFECTLY safe.

Found out later that the horse was a three year old Missouri fox trotter that had only had about 30 days under saddle at the time. Where's that fruitbat again???

edited to add:

I just noticed the missing girth in the original picture. LOL! At least my co-worker's horse had a GIRTH!!!

Oct. 24, 2012, 09:42 PM
I didn't get past the child without a helmet sitting unattended on a horse tied to a tree to even notice the missing girth.

Oct. 24, 2012, 09:59 PM
I can totally explain this.


That is all.


Oct. 24, 2012, 10:18 PM
Lol saw one the other day with a little girl bareback, she was about probably 4 on a horse that looked like it was trotting with nothing on it. Not o a lead, no reins, nothing. Of course kis had no helmet either.

Oct. 25, 2012, 12:10 AM
I love parents who try to make their offspring Darwin Award winners before they can string half a dozen words together to make a sentence.

This photo is SOOO full of fail. Can anyone else picture what would happen to the kid if Dobbin decided to do a full body shake, dog style?

Oct. 25, 2012, 12:15 AM
The girth isn't missing! It's pretending to be a breast plate! :lol: :eek: :confused:

Oct. 25, 2012, 12:28 AM
The girth isn't missing! It's pretending to be a breast plate! :lol: :eek: :confused:

At least the saddle is not on backwards.
I have seen that too, with English saddles.
With a western saddle, I guess you can't miss the handle goes forward, I mean the horn.:yes:

Oct. 25, 2012, 12:58 AM
Wow. worse than no cinch is no cinch with breastplate or whatever that is.

Oct. 25, 2012, 10:15 AM
That is WAY WORSE than I was expecting to see when I clicked the link...WTF?!

Oct. 25, 2012, 10:43 AM
Not quite sending the child out to a field of ponies with a bag of apples, but close.

Oct. 25, 2012, 10:04 PM
Shallow end of the gene pool.

Oct. 30, 2012, 04:28 PM
I didn't get past the child without a helmet sitting unattended on a horse tied to a tree to even notice the missing girth.
It is a terrible picture... but it's also photoshopped. ;)

If you look closely you'll see the remainder of someone's leg by the horse's front legs, which means there IS indeed someone standing there. There also appears to be someone hiding behind the tree/post holding onto the lead rope.

So, in an attempt to show how "bombproof" their horse is, they just made themselves look even more stupid. :lol:

The cinch definitely is pretending to be a breastcollar, though.

Nov. 4, 2012, 05:49 PM
lol takes me back to the time I dated this guy who thought he was a cowboy.... when I asked him if he wanted to go for a ride and then watched him attempt to saddle his horse... I couldnt do anything but bust out laughing....

Same effect here lol

Can't fix stupid!!!

Feb. 13, 2013, 11:52 PM
haha i guess maybe the kid tried to tack up the horse and the parents probably put him up there to take a picture!!

Feb. 14, 2013, 03:49 PM
OMGOSH can we count how many things are wrong in this picture???

Feb. 22, 2013, 04:04 PM
Well, there is definitely someone standing on the other side of the horse (can see human jeans-covered legs on both sides of foreleg). ALMOST looks like someone's hands coming from the other side of the tree - but it DOES look like the lead is tied, and I can't determine whether the upper/right 'hand' is indeed a hand or a shadow or ??? in the sandpit. I don't think it's 'shopped, but everyone involved with this picture should go out shopping for a brain. Even one would help!

Feb. 22, 2013, 04:36 PM
If I let it, it could really bother me that parents can say they know when their own children are "perfectly safe" in situations that are blatantly unsafe. Just because a parent is an "expert" in their own children doesn't mean they're an expert on horses or anything else.

Feb. 22, 2013, 07:07 PM
Does anyone else notice that while the horse doesn't appear to have THAT look in his eye, he also appears to have a humped back and hind legs ready to explode (because the saddle is so flipping far back)?