Originally Posted by 1RedHorse
I wonder how many people on here would walk up to Tammy Fischer...Brittany Pozzi or Sherry Cervi and give them a workup on their leg position and how it should be....then hop on NFR qualifying horses and do it better.
NO ONE is perfect 100% of the time.
Besides a pic captures a split second frame
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Exactly, no one is perfect. If they asked for advice I'd sure as heck give it. If I asked for it, i'd want someone to be honest with me. Just because you are riding in the NFR doesn't mean your the best barrel racer or best rider, but it does mean you are riding one of the best horses. I know people that can't ride for crap but they win, because of their horses. Again, not accusing any of the NFR girls of being crappy riders. But a great horse can make a decent rider look amazing.. AND vice versa. Some horses just know their job that well, that you could put a sack of flour on their back and they'll still make the same run. No one is perfect and everyone can improve, I don't idolize people because of what they've won, or how nice their horses are. I look up to the people who have made those horses what they are and the people who work their butts off to improve and not let being in the spotlight make them feel they are the best.
I guarantee you walk up to Lindsay Sears and tell her she was getting her boot just about hung up in her saddle pad she'd shake your hand and go work on not letting it happen again. Mesa Leavitt is another prime example of an amazing humble rider who works her tail off to better herself and her horses.
Trophies, nice horses, and being on top do not impress me. A nice enough horse will get you there without much skill on the riders part, I see it every day. Posted via Mobile Device