Here's a video that explains how many dancing horses are trained to "dance" or do a bad piaffe.
I've worked on it for quite a bit, taking videos, and investigating with trainers, going to competitions and so on.
This type of riding style or discipline is fairly new, it's been based on a drug cartel culture, meaning that it started back with drug dealers. It hardly is more than 3 decades old, its not a form of tradition and it has been rapidly growing and spreading all over the country. Thereís even a dancing horse association.
The riders are by no means Charros, even if in competitions they use the traditional Charro suit and saddle, itís a common mistake made by many.
The sole purpose of this video is to educate, and not to bash a culture. You can find these methods being employed by trainers in other countries too. It's to create awareness and teach people that there's better ways to train their horses to do such tricks.
The use of pillars is correct, only when used by a professional, if used wrong, they can be rather cruel.
It was translated from Spanish to English, so there might be some spelling errors, or words used incorrectly. I tried my best.
Many of the people who send their horses to be trained to dance are not aware of what trainers do to their horses. There are many many people who are against these cruel methods, but so far I have not met anyone who has ever stood up for the horses.
More videos coming up explaining the methods used in more detail, also including the proís and conís. I could make videos and videos showing all the things trainers do to their horses, and explaining why they are wrong, how harmful they can be and the correct way of doing so, but everything one step at a time for now.