Oh and I forgot, I saw the girl who owned the pony that same weekend, on her new horse, in an equally short tie down with head straight in the air *Headdesk*.
People don't like to be told they're wrong unfortunately...
Silly thing is, I didn't even mention the way she was ridden or anything about her training. I guess she just though my relaxed, gadget free Bundy was terribly unhappy and from a bad home :p
I honestly lose a lot of respect for peple who feel the need to resort to a bit like this to control their horse. The sad thing is the ones that think they should use it are generally the ones who will abuse it - And the ones who could use it properly are those who don't have a a need to!