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    08-19-2009, 11:51 AM
Question Opinions on Rollkur

Hey, I was just generally wondering what everyones opinions are on people practicing Rollkur with their horses ?

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    08-19-2009, 12:32 PM
The book, "Tug Of War: Classical versus "Modern" Dressage" is a great read to understand the issues with Rollkur.
    08-19-2009, 12:51 PM
I do understand it, I was just wondering whether people agreed with it or not
    08-19-2009, 01:36 PM
*but thanks for that
    08-19-2009, 02:17 PM
Highly dislike it.
    08-19-2009, 02:23 PM
As do i
    08-19-2009, 02:41 PM
You opened up quite the can of worms, I'm sure, haha.

Whether you understand it or not, I would still read the book JDI mentioned. It's a GREAT read, and points out things that you look back on and go, "Oh wow, duh!" lol.

I am also very opposed. You try running around with your chin on your chest. O_O
    08-19-2009, 04:15 PM
i'm not sure i've opened up a can of worms,
i was asking a general question as this is a hot topic in the horse world
it isn't something i've done nor am I planning to do it

yes I will read it but I was in quite a rush to go to the doctors, so didn't get chance to type everything I wanted to
    08-19-2009, 05:14 PM
I think it is a terrible thing to do to a horse. I bought a horse that had been trained with some rollkur (I didn't know what it was at the time when I got him, I feel stupid now). The first few months that I have had him we have been working on getting him to relax down onto the bit, because he is nervous about being on the bit. It can be frustrating sometimes how slowly he progresses but I am patient with him. He just turned 5 and is at training level dressage right now, I'm a first level rider. Last summer he showed with his rollkur training people and did training 1, got 53%. Well now I am doing training 1 in September partly to try to get a higher score to prove in a way that relaxing onto the bit is much, much better than having a horse that is forced onto the bit.

And also I am taking my horse to a Gerd Heuschmann clinic (the author of the Tug of War) tomorrow! Irony lol
    08-19-2009, 05:16 PM
Originally Posted by hollybee    
I do understand it, I was just wondering whether people agreed with it or not
The book explains my stance. :)

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