I was reviewing the other posts regarding The Big Lick and looked up Folsom for myself to see him move. I have some questions that maybe someone would know the answer to
What the heck is strapped onto Folsom's right leg?
I also watched a video of Folsom moving in a work out
How is his rider communicating with him? I'll be the first to admit that I don't know squat about riding a TWH like this. But this man looks like a soggy potato with strings attached for legs. I don't see how he is communicating at all with the horse. His legs are literally flapping and during the 1:24 clip, I see he has very long spurs that he can use to touch way under the horse's belly.
We know how they get the horse to move so unaturally, using stilts and pain methods and whatnot. But how are they communcating while sloshing their weight around and allowing their legs to wiggle and flap? The only time I saw any leg control was when he aimed to stop the horse, and his legs just got stiff and braced.
Any insight would help.