sorry ponyboy i have to agree with everyone else that was rather a rash and arrogant and clearly naiive coment to make.
the horses in those videos do look unhappy i would definitely not say what you said
I've never seen a happy dressage horse either.
exactly what are you suggesting?
that us who don't do this so called "natural" dressage are making our horses unhappy?
that we hit them and force them to do what they don't want to do just so we can make them bent right? cuz that's rubbish if your suggesting that!!
Any horse can be trained to do something like that for the constant treats the people in the vids are giving them, but for goodness sake they aren't dogs!! and natural horsemanship doesn't work by using treats!!
Dressage used to be about the partnership of horse and rider. Now it's about bending the horse into a certain shape the fastest way possible for money/prestige.
and are you suggesting that dressage isn't now?? these horses in the vids are wrong if they're backed like that (like what mayfieldk said) they aren't carrying their own weight properly let alone a riders weight aswell.
And not all of us are out for money/prestige perhaps your judging us on your own opinions?
And sorry DarkClyde i'm sure you didn't mean the vids you put on to cause such conflict