Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: northern arkansas
SR might not criticize people for it, but I certainly do. A horses back is full of tendons and nerves, the spine, and spinous processes. The balance you have sitting on a horse is much more, plus if you are doing it right you are putting little to no pressure on the actual spine and ligaments. Now if you stand up on that same spine, you are putting the pressure of two feet directly over the spine and its tendons and processes. Unless you are a professional vaulter or something I am sure your balance does not permit you to stand perfectly balanced and as you wobble it puts even more uneven pressure on the spine.
I think it is childish and foolish and in complete disregard to the anatomy of the horses back and its overall well being. Which of course is why you see mostly people trying to push a horse through an auction as fast as they can doing it to impress people who probably themselves have not a clue or care to the anatomy of a horses back and its well being, it just looks cool.... And why you see a bunch of little teenagers doing it and then getting all huffy when reminded how dangerous and foolish it is, they are teenagers and "id iz soooooo kool 2 stand on ma poni!, iznt I teh awesom!"
Get huffy all you want.
Ω Horses are a projection of peoples dreams Ω