Originally Posted by ElizabethM
This is a pretty ridiculous video. The title should be "Effects of the Abusive Rider". A horse could be injured no matter what bit was in it's mouth with that kind of riding.
^Amen! This tripe just takes the worst of the worst riders (I refuse to deign to call this horsemanship), and generalizes it to everyone who puts a bit in their horse's mouth. The bit isn't the torture device, the hands on the reins can be. Responsibility lies in using the bit to communicate and refine, not to punish.
The narrator is Alexander Nevzorov, there was a thread about him in the NH forum a while back, and he sounds a bit nutty in general. Give his website a read. He's got a few videos of his "horsemanship" on Youtube as well that made me wonder where his head is at... Nevzorov Haute Ecole