I have been informed now, and have learned that there are sone dressage trainers who are good. I'm glad to know this. But I think saying that I was raving about how terrible dressage is is quite a stretch. While I compared what I saw to charro training I also listed the differences. Sorry if I saw the differences less extremely than you do. I am entitled to my opinion, I have learned and changed my opinion a slight amount, but I was far from anything you said. I'm not insulting dressage nor calling it abusive, I guess the worst thing I called it was uneccessary at that high level - I find low levels of dressage to be seriously valuable for all horses. But you're right the same could be said for any sport.
I will agree that my opinion was based on far too limited of sources - but it is my opinion and its not nearly as extreme as you seem to think I'm saying. You're seriously over exagerrating what I'm saying and ignoring the parts that seem to agree with you.
Also- the pointt of the video wasnt to compare GP dressage trainers to charro trainer. The point was to show a video of what the OP was describing with someone on the ground whacking the legs of a horse. I don't care how slowly its trained whacking their legs to get a more exagerated response is not acceptable to me.
Last edited by PunksTank; 09-19-2013 at 06:01 PM.