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  • Cute pic, but no way in hell would that be my kid

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater

    At this age and this height, even a helmet would be moot; a simple tumble could result in a broken neck...and I do believe that is a stallion, to boot
    (and I don't think it is a case of photoshop)
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    Yikes!!!

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    • #3
      I hope that table is more study than it looks.

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        #4
        Originally posted by maunder View Post
        I hope that table is more study than it looks.
        Never even thought of that! Oy.
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        • #5
          I wonder if an adult was photoshopped out of the picture? (Not that that makes it okay, but it would certainly improve the situation.)
          If wishes were horses then beggars would ride...
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          Originally posted by talkofthetown
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            #6
            Originally posted by HydroPHILE View Post
            I wonder if an adult was photoshopped out of the picture? (Not that that makes it okay, but it would certainly improve the situation.)
            I don't think so - I showed it to my professional photoshop friend, and she said there was no evidence of it.

            Also, if you look at the other pics, there is one with an adult...
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            • #7
              Originally posted by maunder View Post
              I hope that table is more study than it looks.
              This is what caught my eye

              I think as far as kid and horse go... I don't think it's fair to judge from my seat behind my computer, without knowing horse and kid. We each have our own sense of 'balance' between bubble wrapping our kids and tossing all caution to the wind...
              ....horses should be trained in such a way that they not only love their riders, but look forward to the time they are with them.
              ~ Xenophon, 350 B.C.

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                #8
                Originally posted by naturalequus View Post
                This is what caught my eye

                I think as far as kid and horse go... I don't think it's fair to judge from my seat behind my computer, without knowing horse and kid. We each have our own sense of 'balance' between bubble wrapping our kids and tossing all caution to the wind...
                IKWYM, and I considered that, but still -- nah.
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                • #9
                  What NEquus said.

                  Some stallions are just as trustworthy or more than geldings or mares.

                  If some kids get exposed that young they grow up to be outstanding horsemen! If NONE ever do I do not know where the greatest ones will come from!

                  I, for one, am glad there are still adventurous folks still around.
                  “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
                  ? Albert Einstein

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                    Originally posted by horsefaerie View Post
                    What NEquus said.

                    Some stallions are just as trustworthy or more than geldings or mares.

                    If some kids get exposed that young they grow up to be outstanding horsemen! If NONE ever do I do not know where the greatest ones will come from!

                    I, for one, am glad there are still adventurous folks still around.
                    I knew someone would say that about stallions

                    'Tis true what you say about children -- but if those children are dead or paralyzed, they won't be horsemen of any kind.

                    I also love that there are adventurous people around, and I also love when kids are brought up in the family biz, whether it's horses or the circus or whatever. I also loathe the nanny-state menatlity, and am very big on minding my own business. For instance, I would never approach these folks and tell them what they are doing is wrong, or report them etc.

                    But like I said - not my kid
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                    • #11
                      I have no problem with any of it, though, if I did that w/o a helmet on my nephew.. my brother would kill me. (he still thinks all horses are like the shitland pony we had growing up that hated him).
                      "Sadly, some people's greatest skill, is being an idiot". (facebook profile pic I saw).

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by michaleenflynn View Post
                        http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater

                        At this age and this height, even a helmet would be moot; a simple tumble could result in a broken neck...and I do believe that is a stallion, to boot
                        (and I don't think it is a case of photoshop)
                        Guess I had more of a problem with a tiny tot perched atop an almost vertical horse without a helmet than the fact the horse is a stallion.

                        The way the child was seated on the horse and the position of the other hand made me think perhaps there was an adult behind.
                        If wishes were horses then beggars would ride...
                        DLA: Draft Lovers Anonymous
                        Originally posted by talkofthetown
                        As in, the majikal butterfly-fahting gypsy vanners.

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                          Originally posted by HydroPHILE View Post
                          Guess I had more of a problem with a tiny tot perched atop an almost vertical horse without a helmet than the fact the horse is a stallion.
                          I did as well, which is why my stallion comment was an afterhtought (to wit: "to boot" )
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                          • #14
                            Ignorance isn't bliss - can someone tell me why they are pretty sure this is a stallion? Pardon dumb question.
                            What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

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                            • #15
                              This may be a stupid question, but could he be tied onto the saddle in some way?
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by AliCat518 View Post
                                This may be a stupid question, but could he be tied onto the saddle in some way?
                                Nope. I looked at the rest of the album including one with the same horse standing on a table/stand with the child (wearing a helmet) standing on the pommel of the saddle/horse's withers.
                                If wishes were horses then beggars would ride...
                                DLA: Draft Lovers Anonymous
                                Originally posted by talkofthetown
                                As in, the majikal butterfly-fahting gypsy vanners.

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                                • #17
                                  Hmm. Not something I would do with my child.
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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by oliverreed View Post
                                    Ignorance isn't bliss - can someone tell me why they are pretty sure this is a stallion? Pardon dumb question.
                                    I think I see evidence of testicles, then there is the neck...
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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by To the MAX View Post
                                      Hmm. Not something I would do with my child.
                                      Thank you - that's all I was saying
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                                      • #20
                                        I looked thru the rest of the album. There is another little boy, about the same age, on a horse as well. There are other pictures of this little boy riding this horse in what looked to be a show or exhibition. Then there is a picture of the same little boy standing up behind the horse's neck with an adult sitting in the saddle supporting him. I couldn't find credible photography evidence of him being a stallion but I'm in the same boat as others. Some stallions are good horses too.
                                        Susan N.

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