Originally Posted by Harlee rides horses
Also, to do the dance the horse can't just put all its weight on the front, it has to shift its weight back anyways to lift up its front...
When it's trained correctly, yes, they do need to put weight on the back end to support it. However, this didn't have anything to do with collection - this is just making the horse's feet move; doesn't matter how they move, they just have to move, so chances are there wasn't a whole TON going on in the back end, but the horse was still obviously moving around and putting weight on the back end in order to try and please the handler's request to "dance."
And no, I'm not arguing with you - somehow I missed the video of this girl working a sore horse, that is disgraceful. Horses arent like humans - when you work one part of the horse, you work all of it.
Edited to add:
Harlee, this video you posted: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZBZ72d6PMk
Is SICK. I almost threw up, I kid you not.