It's mumbo jumbo because it's a lot of words that never really say anything. There's no science or riders backing it up. It just creates a bunch of armchair enthusiasts behind their keyboards complaining about upper level dressage because an anonymous person once posted a picture of Anky in a moment of time and the horse was BTV and now she's evil and does Rolkur despite the fact she has, and has had, many horses competing well and happily into their late teens in FEI level dressage. And because "Bob's Dressage Page" on the internet is the end all be all for everything Dressage and Anky can't possibly know a single thing about horse training - she is abusive and MEAN!!
I think folks need to read more about the training of the horse and learn to recognize what THE HORSE thinks of as correct. Those of you not familiar with Pia Munck should read some of her internet rantings too. While occasionally extreme, it is good to have both sides of the argument. And she is always fighting for the good of the horse. A hollow frame with back dropped but nose ITV is not correct either and has actually been shown to be more detrimental to the horse than RK and BTV/LDR. Once people are familiar with the training of the horse, by reading literature, THEN to get on the horse and get good instruction based on this literature is how folks should get acquainted with what is correct and incorrect in the saddle, from the view of the horse. Not by reading "Bob's Dressage Page" and www.RolkurIsEvil.net. Go to the classics, go to the masters.[/quote]
Did that original article say one word about Anky or try to raise the pitchfork waving masses to shout and protest her evilness? And I missed the link to "Bob's dressage page".