Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
Bahahahaha! Oh Nevzarov... you never disappoint.
Of course a bit will hurt when it's cranked like some of those riders are showing - clearly that is not proper riding. A bit is a communication tool. I expect my horse to accept the bit and work into the contact, and in return I promise to have nice hands that will allow him to not be afraid of that contact.
Some people will always abuse power.
Nevzarov is a hoot. I love at 5:57 when the jaw snaps off the foam horse. I love all the "suuuper serious study in a lab" shots and the autopsy shots .... when NOTHING is explained. "Here's some horse flesh with a weird black splotch. We'll show you photos of a horse being whipped and hope that you think that this black splotch that we aren't explaining is a bruise caused by a whip right before the horse was killed for dissection. Yeah." "Hey!!!!! Look at the damage some guy in a lab coat can do with a whip and a piece of foam!!!!!! ZOMG!!!!!"
I also like how NONE of the bits in the "lab tests" were connected to a headstall. LOL A curb bit works off pressure to the poll as well. And the computer generated bits were a riot too. I've never in my life seen a curb bit sit straight up and down in a horse's mouth like that. You'd have to have a very loose curb strap and be yanking the heck out of your horse for that to happen, but somehow that's where the bit starts every time it cuts to that silly computer graphic. If your port is banging the horse in the roof of the mouth, you're doing something wrong.
Oh yes, and what exactly were they trying to prove by beating a piece of clay with a crop at a completely different angle
than you would even be able to hit a horse at when mounted? I was very confused at that point. Silly, silly people.
I've seen other videos by this guy. They're equally terrible, and frankly inaccurate. While bits have the ability to cause pain and/or harm, the more than often do not, especially in quiet respectful hands. My mare practically grabs the bit out of my hand every time I put the bridle on, and takes forever to spit it back out when we're done. Clearly she is an animal that is in extreme duress every time I put one of those "evil" contraptions in her mouth