Originally Posted by sullylvr
I honestly believe those are terrible riders with horrible methods and were probably hired to do the video. And yes doing that to the poor horses is abuse, but I have never seen an honest rider do that type of abuse with a crop or be That violent with the bit. Posted via Mobile Device
Unfortunately I don't think they were hired to do this... and I have
seen horses treated in this manner before at shows. A mare was refusing jumps and the "trainer" got on and beat the crap out of her every time she refused the jump just like the video shows.
I've also seen a western trainer being very harsh with her use of the bit and spurs, so this does not apply only to english riders.
This said, it is obvious that not all
riders are so unfairly harsh and cruel. I know that horses are frequently eager to go over jumps (my pony certainly is). So in this respect the video is incorrectly extreme.