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A Fairy Girl Riding Her Rescued "Unicorn" - Cuteness Alert!

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  • A Fairy Girl Riding Her Rescued "Unicorn" - Cuteness Alert!

    Both of these horses are rescued Saddlebreds.

    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

  • #2
    very cute...but, no helmet on such a young child?


    • #3
      Very cool! Loved the way the fairy's wings fluttered when her horse trotted. The smile on the princess in pink was priceless, too. Even my DH had a big smile watching!
      "And I will be an embarrassment to all
      Who have not found the peace in being free
      to have a horse as a best friend."


      • #4
        I was too distracted by the no helmet thing to really enjoy the cuteness.
        McDowell Racing Stables

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        • #5
          A very sweet and tolerant horse. Lovely costume too.

          Would have been even more lovely with a helmet on the tiny little girl's head.


          • #6
            Yeahhhh...adorable, really adorable, and how delightful they are rescues! I learned to ride mostly on retired ASBs, and they were smooth sweethearts (mostly). But, I do wish they'd found a way to incorporate a helmet. Now that I'm old and a mother and stuff, I'm no fun that way.
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            • #7
              Loved it and thanks for sharing! Gorgeous costume and wonderful , wonderful horses!!
              "My treasures do not sparkle or glitter, they shine in the sunlight and nicker to me in the night"


              • #8
                Originally posted by Lauruffian View Post
                Yeahhhh...adorable, really adorable, and how delightful they are rescues! I learned to ride mostly on retired ASBs, and they were smooth sweethearts (mostly). But, I do wish they'd found a way to incorporate a helmet. Now that I'm old and a mother and stuff, I'm no fun that way.
                Proud member of the Snort and Blow Clique


                • #9
                  thanks Mike

                  That had me in tears


                  • #10
                    I'm starting to worry about Mr. Matson's sudden fascination with little girls in fantasy attire! just kidding


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Laurierace View Post
                      I was too distracted by the no helmet thing to really enjoy the cuteness.
                      Same here.
                      "In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming part dog."
                      -Edward Hoagland


                      • #12
                        Thanks, I needed that!


                        • #13
                          Adorable, but all that fabric on a horse around his legs in a weird way and a small child with no helmet. Hard to relax and watch just the cuteness.....


                          • #14
                            What a saint that horse is! Mine would have never stood for the horn waving up and down. I'm all for the helmets, but I can't see how they could have pulled off the same effect with one on. They were aiming for ethereal and fairies don't wear crash helmets. I'm a little surprised she got the blue ribbon without it. It must not have been required, or the rule was overlooked. Or they all got blue ribbons! The wings must have clinched the spot. Loved here sister, too. Wish we could have seen more of the other contestants. Thanks for sharing!
                            "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein



                            • #15
                              And were my eyes deceiveing me or was he entire? Regardless, what a saint of a horse!
                              Founder of the I LOFF my worrywart TB clique!
                              Official member of the "I Sing Silly Songs to My Animals!" Clique


                              • #16
                                I didn't enjoy watching it; those were big horses and very small children, and no helmets. A helmet cover like this one

                                could have fit into the costume. Otherwise I say it's poor judgement on the adult's part, and a poor lesson to teach -- looking pretty is more important than safety.
                                Why must you chastise my brilliant idea with facts and logic? **picks up toys (and wine) and goes home**


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by DeeThbd View Post
                                  And were my eyes deceiveing me or was he entire? Regardless, what a saint of a horse!
                                  Went back and looked, and I don't think so. It was probably the light shining through folds of cloth that gave that impression. His sheath did seem a little distended, possibly from lack of cleaning in his past.

                                  I kept wondering if whoever made the wings "tuned"* them so they'd appear to flap at the trot.
                                  *This is not the place to go into a dissertation on resonance.

                                  Not being a helmet Nazi, the lack thereof didn't bother me.
                                  The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
                                  Winston Churchill


                                  • #18
                                    That was adorable!


                                    • #19
                                      What great horses to take such care with their riders. I watched the video shortly after seeing Courtney King Dye's powerful video about helmet use and that's all I could think about. Helmets could have been decorated to be so cute and so much safer. I know those show grounds and the bleachers can be really noisy. Cute kids and amazing horses, though, and so nice to know the horses were given a second chance.


                                      • #20
                                        I have to agree with the helmet nazis on this one. That child is too precious to take such a risk just for show! All of the adults are oohing an ahhing over the cuteness -- but truly, one mis-step and you've got a tragedy.

                                        I wanted to shout out to somebody -- horses are not fairies, unicorns or play toys. They are living, breathing 1,000+ lbs of prey animal. As Courtney King Dye said in her powerful video (referenced by chai above), the horse she fell from never did anything naughty. He tripped over his own feet. At least Courtney was of an age to make her own choices about helmet / no helmet.

                                        Arghhh ... I am not a big fan of dressing little girls up like princesses anyway, as I think it promotes an entire cultural attitude that little girls are valued for how they look -- the beauty myth if you will. Some will say it's a harmless fantasy, but I am just stuffy that way. In this case, the little girl's brain was much less valuable than how incredibly cute she would look pretending to be a princess riding a unicorn.

                                        Not my cuppa.