Careful now with these discpline bashing threads - they are very unfair.
I love dressage, I am a dressage rider and probably will always be a dressage rider. There are multiple videos on youtube bashing dressage, how 'cruel' we are, how EVERY dressage horse is locked in an isolated stable 24/7 and wrapped in cotton wool, brought out and worked with its chin on its chest for an hour, being spurred and yanked.
How about eventing? The horses that break their legs gong flat out galloping over solid fences?
Racing? Show jumping? Reining?
Hell, lets just say that EVERY riding discipline is cruel, and we should all just give up and learn Parelli.
LOL... can't do that... didn't you see that video that shows Parelli is cruel?