People do it because it works. It's sad but if you go to a sale and the bidding slows down the person riding it will stand on the horses back and get two or three more bids. I used to sell a few horses every year at catalog horse sales and I taught my oldest son how to ride them in the ring and the last thing he would do is stand up on thier backs and we would get 2-300 dollars more because some fool thought it made the horse more broke. The fact is that the horse can't see you very well so they mostly don't know what you are doing anyway.
There's nothing like the Rockies in the springtime... Nothing like the freedom in the air... And there ain't nothing better than draggin calves to the fire and there's nothing like the smell of burning hair. -Brenn Hill