I actually had someone come up with her gelding next to me and ask rather rudely why I woul make my horse back up like that. I told them he was a Reiner and they just looked at me like I was abusing him or something. I was doing some fun dressage classes and there was a rein back I had to do so when I asked for the rein back he ran backwards.... Web I got out of the arena I had another rider approach me again and ask me about it....She told me that he wasn't a car and shouldn't be made back up like that.
I mean, seriously. My trainer is primarily western. It's not like these people have never seen a horse back up before.
Someone told me that English riders use backing up as a punishment, or that they aren't traine to back up at all.
Elaboration would be nice ;)
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