Originally Posted by Qtswede
eventerdrew - wth? When did that happen?? Love to see a link if you can find one - I am heartbroken over that one there!!! Werth? Uff da!
I'm sorry, but - aynelson - jealousy? No. Hardly. But, think what you will. Personally, I just feel that rollkur (Anky's preferred method) is NOT true dressage. Thus, it's a joke for her to be taking so many titles when up against riders that use classical dressage. And honestly, look at some reining videos from REAL reining competetors, then watch Anky's. It's a joke. Plain & simple.
I'll have to dig up the issue of America's HQrse with the Anky interview, but the short version is that she is not trying to take anything away from reining training - she says in there at one point that no trainer would dare criticize her riding, and follows up that she fully expects to be competing in reining at the international level next year, when if you just watch the way she is haulin' on that horse(and the horse is already been competing at national levels), she would not be allowed to compete at anywhere NEAR that level. That's all I'm sayin.
And for the record - that wasn't even her horse. She does not yet own a reining horse.
I have not read the article, but I am glad you paraphrased it. Wow, is she like trying to take over reining or something? I was hoping she would be more diplomatic and less self-centered about the experience. I really was hoping reining would help her see the light and stop that rollkur crap. I was thinking everyone just sounded jealous - but maybe she does need to be met with harsh, real, criticism. I am glad you enlightened me! She sort of has this reputation that paves her way in dressage, sad to see it working in other disciplines! Have you thought about writing a letter to the editor of your magazine?