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    Default So What Sayeth CotH Parents/Trainers with Riding Kids About this Ride?

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    O. M. F. G.
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    The horse did not "save" her, it got scared when the guy ran towards it, and backed up a step.

    I thought it was insane to let a kid with no balance, bobbing her head like she did, on a barrel horse. She needs a helmet and some lessons. Surprised she doesn't damage her neck.


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    Looks like a job for Darwin unfortunately.


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    Freaking insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    I have no words...


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    Shaken baby syndrome!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ponies, etc. View Post
    Shaken baby syndrome!
    one should add shaken parent syndrome to the list.

    Yeah, great horse...but that baby had no business in a speed competition!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.


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    It is not Darwin, it is a small child that has parents that should have child protective services at their door. Really, it is a sport and if those that participate cannot do a better job of setting limits, then others should be doing it for us.

    That child deserves so much better.

    BTW-The horse is off on it's back left.


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    And then they showed it in slow motion! I couldn't even watch it! It was like a baby doll or a corpse was tied on the back of the horse. When she fell off, I thought for sure they were going to say she was unconscious for the entire ride. Or brain damaged.

    Was truly horrible.

    ETA: I agree the horse didn't save the child. The horse nearly bolted but thought better of it. Random, and the child could have just as easily been killed.
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    As someone who teaches beginners, mostly kids, in the 5-10 range.... totally shocking. Seriously, someone needs to throttle the parents.
    We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.


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    I find it interesting that the parents are blaming it on her belt getting stuck over the saddle horn.

    Yet this is her the VERY next day competing and bouncing all over the place:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qIoDcEuCo8


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    I watched the other videos. Also terrifying. But I find most barrel racing terrifying. Riders seem to defy gravity routinely. So maybe I'm not a good judge.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stolen virtue View Post
    It is not Darwin, it is a small child that has parents that should have child protective services at their door. Really, it is a sport and if those that participate cannot do a better job of setting limits, then others should be doing it for us.

    That child deserves so much better.

    BTW-The horse is off on it's back left.
    The horse is dead so he isn't off anymore.



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    You know, there were a few times where I could have sworn her feet were tied or banded in the stirrups. Although her upper body was doing all sorts of things (that an upper body probably shouldn't do), her legs and feet stayed steady. Too steady maybe?

    And then, when she does come off and is hanging upside down, her right foot looks restrained somehow. Then that whole right leg just kind of pops down and her only point of contact with the saddle is her left foot caught in the stirrup.

    It is more noticeable in the slow motion portion.
    Sheilah


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    That is the worst child riding video I have ever seen.

    That IS child abuse.


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    I'm not sure about her, but the one barrel racer I saw at the 4H show had his feet sort of bungeed to the stirrups over the toe and then over the spur in the back. Don't know if it is a common practice.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurierace View Post
    The horse is dead so he isn't off anymore.
    ???Did I miss part of the video where the horse dies ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoRider View Post
    You know, there were a few times where I could have sworn her feet were tied or banded in the stirrups. Although her upper body was doing all sorts of things (that an upper body probably shouldn't do), her legs and feet stayed steady. Too steady maybe?

    And then, when she does come off and is hanging upside down, her right foot looks restrained somehow. Then that whole right leg just kind of pops down and her only point of contact with the saddle is her left foot caught in the stirrup.

    It is more noticeable in the slow motion portion.
    Sheilah
    I thought the exact same thing... that she was tied to the stirrups, or something.
    We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.


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    No, stolen, it's in the comments.



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