Didn't really like his comment. IMHO that was a combo of more rider error, part horse. Posted via Mobile Device
Do you mean his comment that he doesn't like to ride strange horses at his clinics because of incidents like this? I think that decision seems pretty fair. Just because I horse is held in a bridle like that doesn't make him rear over backwards....it could've been an undisclosed problem.
I do agree that he's in that horse's mouth too much and it probably wasn't helping the situation any.
Are you kidding me? Did I watch the same video? No wonder the horse flipped on him, he was totally ripping on the horses mouth. Sorry, don't feel sorry for him, he did that to the horse and to himself. I am so sick of seeing riders ripping on horses mouths like that and then wondering why the horse reacted. Yikes!
He makes the turn, his left hand goes high, pulling the horse tight while his right hand gives a series of very very hard jerks to the horses mouth. I think in this case, he got his just reward.
He was way too hard on that horses mouth and had it so far behind the bit most of the time I'm not surprised it panicked.
Just because some horses are OK with that sort of riding doesn't mean they all are - and a rider with his level of experience should know that and should have been able to read the horse better
Not impresssed one bit. Of course this is only a 40 second clip. We don't know what transpired before this or how the horse was going before the video started but taken just as the 40 second clip I'm not impressed with the rider at all.