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Non Helmet AQHA Magazine Cover by Denise

Out to the mail box one day last year only to see the cover of the American Quarter Horse Association magazine with a photo of an adult male swinging a VERY small boy up onto the saddle of a full sized horse. The child was probably less than 4 years old, wearing a cowboy hat, NO HELMET, and to make the nightmare complete...spurs. I contacted AQHA but received no response to my complaint. The federal government requires that we use child restraints in motor vehicles, yet we can put a child on an animal who has no "off" switch. Isn't it time for "organized" horse groups to make needed changes? My only recourse was to end my membership.

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