competition frame and Rollkur, and forwatd- downward, as the literal translation happens to be, are three totally different things.
And for Rollkur not being taught, or used, when I rode dressage....we never found it necessary. We took our time. But it might be because im from Germany and Rollkur initiated in Holland....
I'm sorry, I school my horses and train them every day, regardless of if I am at a competition or not. Train for tomorrow, ride for tomorrow.
If we all just hopped on and piaffed, passaged and pirouetted our way through warm ups, there would be no sound dressage horses. People harp on the dutch but who it the world's top rider right now? And Anky has had no issues keeping bonfire and others competitive internationally into their teens. If it's not jealousy than what is it? Because there is a clear inability to see facts on one side of this discussion. I don't idolize the dutch way of training but for some horses it works, and that is an indisputable fact.
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