LOL nevermind that to be successful at jumpers, you need to be able to have a good foundation of dressage FIRST....uh duh. That's pretty astounding. But I suppose people that make comments like this are the same kinds of people that think trucking your horse around on the forehand over 3' jumpers using a twisted wire snaffle bit for tight turns is good jumpers. *sigh*
Great post! I couldn't agree more with you.
That's why we see the educated riders who put so much time and effort into dressage progress to mid and upper levels - while the uneducated remain at low levels not going anywhere and wondering why they keep getting beat in the show ring.
To Spyder and this post - I think it falls onto the conformation of the horse.
Again, what the horse capeable of doing the movements required physically?
It has nothing to do with the sport itself, it has to do with the people pushing the animal beyond it's limits.