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Just wanted to share some pictures :)

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  • Just wanted to share some pictures :)

    Of my coming 4 year old OTTB (will be four 4/4 ). I'll attach a few from a couple weeks ago, and two from today. He has just started jumping. I'm a very proud mama!

    Two Weeks Ago:
    One
    Two
    Three
    Four

    Today:
    Please ignore me...I don't know what I was doing here
    And over the jump my left stirrup leather broke
    And because he's so darn cute!

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    He's very cute - wear a helmet please
    "A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority." Rick Warren

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    • #3
      super cute!!

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      • #4
        Cute, but wear a helmet

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          #5
          Thanks, but I don't need the helmet comments.

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          • #6
            Wow......ok then!
            "A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority." Rick Warren

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              #7
              Originally posted by MoonWitch View Post
              Wow......ok then!
              Not trying to be snarky, just sharing pictures of my young horse. I can make my own decisions on wearing a helmet, although 90% of the time I do.

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              • #8
                Very nice

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                • #9
                  he's adorable, but that doesn't stop brain damage

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Crown Royal View Post
                    Thanks, but I don't need the helmet comments.
                    Apparently, you do.

                    But, if you don't want to hear the comments, then don't post pictures wearing nothing but a ball cap on your head, riding your 3 year old horse.

                    There's no fence between you and the road, for crying out loud.
                    Last edited by TheHorseProblem; Mar. 12, 2012, 11:07 PM.
                    2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

                    A helmet saved my life.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TheHorseProblem View Post
                      Apparently, you do.

                      But, ff you don't want to hear the comments, then don't post pictures wearing nothing but a ball cap on your head, riding your 3 year old horse.

                      There's no fence between you and the road, for crying out loud.
                      I'm with THP. You are more than welcome to make your own decisions (however we may feel about them) but if you do not want comments about it, then it might be best not to post it on an open forum.

                      FWIW, I was not a fan of helmets until after CKD's accident AND after I grudgingly donned one to work a friend's made hunter pony... and was dumped and had it cracked right down the middle.

                      Very cute horse though, looks like fun I lovelovelove TBs.
                      Trying a life outside of FEI tents and hotel rooms.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TheHorseProblem View Post
                        There's no fence between you and the road, for crying out loud.


                        "But, ff you don't want to hear the comments, then don't post pictures wearing nothing but a ball cap on your head, riding your 3 year old horse who is an OTTB"

                        Fixed.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Crown Royal View Post
                          I can make my own decisions on wearing a helmet
                          It's your right to not wear a helmet; it's our right to tell we think you ought to.
                          LEGADO DE RIOS

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                          • #14
                            OMG! He (she? I am barely awake yet!) is so sweet. Such a cutie. Not like I can really afford a horse at this time, but I find myself perusing the CANTER and CANTER like sites frequently and wondering if I can end up with such a doll.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Crown Royal View Post
                              Thanks, but I don't need the helmet comments.
                              Please forgive us for being so passionate about this. I am of the same opinion as most of my fellow cothers.

                              www.youtube.com/watch?v=awJDYBhBPzk

                              http://community.webshots.com/user/ballyduff
                              \"If you are going through hell, keep going.\" ~Churchill~

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by horsegal301 View Post
                                "But, if you don't want to hear the comments, then don't post pictures wearing nothing but a ball cap on your head, riding your 3 year old horse who is an OTTB, and with no one else around."

                                Fixed.
                                Re-fixed.

                                Crown royal, I really enjoy your posts. Your new horse is adorable Please ride safely!
                                2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

                                A helmet saved my life.

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                                • #17
                                  How is no one else around? Is a ghost taking the pictures?

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                                    #18
                                    Thank you for the concern, really. I didn't expect to not get helmet comments (after all, I've read these comments on plenty of other posts). But that wasn't the point of the thread, so I'm politely asking to refrain from just posting simply to tell me your opinions on riding helmetless. I know there are plenty of risks and I do wear my helmet most of the time. It is my decision to make and because I am informed, it is a bit pointless to be reading the same thing over and over. I'm sure this won't stop the comments, but oh well.

                                    And of course there was someone present my entire ride, taking the pictures. I also have neighbors right beside me that are almost always outside.

                                    I don't see the difference in my particular horse being 3 years old and an OTTB. My general risk of coming off him (in the sense that he misbehaves/spooks, which sounds like the point you're trying to make by emphasizing that hes three and an OTTB) is just the same as coming off my 15 year old OTTB. Actually, I'm more likely to come off my older hotter horse than this one. Sure I could come off at a walk or something that doesn't seem as risky, but that's with any horse.

                                    Point is, he is a safer ride than the majority of horses I ride. My risk of falling off due to an unexpected freak accident is exactly the same as any other horse. My risk of falling off simply from him being young and a Thoroughbred is extremely low, if not invalid.

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                                    • #19
                                      He is really gorgeous, love those long legs. He's going to be an adorable hunter
                                      .

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by ElisLove View Post
                                        How is no one else around? Is a ghost taking the pictures?
                                        DUH!!!!

                                        I'm going to start a thread on dumbest things ever said on COTH, and that will be mine.
                                        2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

                                        A helmet saved my life.

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