Agreed. Just because she is ranked top does not mean she knows anything. She uses cruel methods to create push button horses, that is why she is the top in the world, people like her results regardless how she gets them.
Also just because someone is not the worlds top dressage rider it does not mean they are inferior to Anky in any way. They could be a better trainer, rider, and more knowledgadle w/o making it to the top.Some people and some of the best horsemen in the world do not like to subject their horses to competition or like it themselves. Maybe they cannot afford to compete at top levels, maybe they do not have the money for a million dollar horse... Don't discredit people just because they are not at the top.
This is a good topic to debate over, it's educational
. Any topic can be; I'd actually really like to witness a good debate on Parelli or other training methods, because I don't know anything about them. Witnessing people throw facts, myths, and opinions out into the open is great, especially if you live in a community that centers around only one discipline.
I come to this forum to learn and gather different view points, and share my own opinions, too. This particular topic is one that is always changing and updating, new video footage and articles released, and we also have new members coming to the forum everyday that can also read these debates and form their own knowledge base on the subject. Especially at this time, with the FEI having issued a ban. I can't wait to see what unfolds out of this (and really, get used to it. This topic is going to keep surfacing, especially over the next year with the big change).
If you don't want to be a part of the topic or be in the debate, then don't be
. You have the choice not to. We aren't fighting or snarking at eachother (if you want to see that, visit the FiSH forum. Now that's
a snarky place...), so there isn't any reason
for this not to be discussed.
This was a good find, Allie! All of us have provided good insight on it so far. Let's hear more!