Alright I have never ridden dressage at all. I was in the saddle once, and so I don't have any knowledge, really of the spot. Except that I reconized regular head sets, to the head sets that looked like any more pressure applied to the reins and the horse's head just may break off. I just never could put a name on it. Now I can. But you would think that people would be severely penilized for Rolkuring their horses. I mean even to me, I can tell the horses hate the position. And yet everyone just sits by an allow it to happen. I mean really, do they not think that the horse is going to break down, or do they just live in la la land, and their horse is going to remain sound for decades? I vote we just put people who give dressage a bad name (or any horse sport for that matter), on their own little island. Stop the idiocity from spreading. I would love to know who started the Rolkur, so they can be the first one on the island. I mean, really, who thought that this was a good idea in the first place? Common sense to me would tell me not to do it and run for it if I saw someone doing it. That is over kill. That is why I avoid dressage competitions like the pleage. I refuse to pay to see animals being abused, and yet everyone just conviently just looks away. *Sigh* if it was me, I'd give big fat goose eggs (or in the very least very bad scores) to every move performed while the horse was being Rolkured. Oh who cares I'd be the most hated judge on the planet. Just don't Rolkur, and we don't have a problem, do, and we'll have issues. Simple as that.