Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: northern arkansas
Yeah, don't you just love that smrobs? I personally love to see people making arses out of themselves like that(though I dearly pity the poor animals that suffer at their hands).
I too have had my arse chapped many a time by both the "bitless camp" and "bitted camp" and funnily enough, though I rarely bit my horses since I mainly ride trails and am at a point where I don't really need a bit most of the time, by all means I definatley am not against using a bit on a horse, in my opinion unless you are a horse god or something, there is a time that they are a useful and almost necessary training tool.
It really gets me both ways, when "anti- bitless" make a big deal about the "bitless" movement, and the "bitless" riders call "bitted" riders barbaric, its all really childish. I too have seen the same situation with bosal and hackamore alike, "ohh she is much more happy now!" and the horse looks like it is miserable, confused, and terrified. But at the same time I have also been witness to the die hard my horse needs a bit rider who throws a curb into the mouth of a spirited 2 year old because "she/he needs a strong bit (or is hard headed ect.)". Both are cases of ignorant people who can't see logic and/or don't understand horses in my opinion.
Oh yeah, sorry to get off topic a bit(hehe no pun intended) but I looked at that spanish ring bit thing and could anyone tell me how in the heck that goes into a horses mouth? There is stuff at both ends, what goes where? To me that looks crazy...
Ω Horses are a projection of peoples dreams Ω