Originally Posted by RedRoan
Hm... I don't know about that.... Rollkur in just of itself is just plain sad. How its used is pretty much all the same.... shoving the nose into the chest.
I agree, and beleive it or not Rolkur is becomming VERY
common in the Western world, especially Western Pleasure. Many believe in holding a horse in that unnatural way - once released the horse will continue to keep its nose tucked in.
It's rediculous, but as someone else said its been happening since the beginning of Dressage - Anky is not the ONLY person out there who practices it, but because she has chosen to do it in the open (from what i've seen, its only been temporarily though), and on various horses so this shows it's not just one horses ivasion. I, nontheless, do think Anky has done very well for herself in the world of Dressage.