Originally Posted by Nokotaheaven
A horse's ears don't have to be pinned back to express being upset. I can see it in the horse's face btw.
Also, in the spins notice the reins from bit to hand had actually less slack in them then Pat's did, meaning the rider doesn't have to move his hands as much to get more of a response. And overall his reins were at least about as tight as Pat's were..
Then I need to ask what video you where watching? Again I know this horse. Have watched him since he was born. Have watched him show. He loves his job. He is showing in that video he is paying attention to the rider. He dose not look up set in the video or in person. The riders hands did not move more then a few inch from the center and he was using one hand where PP was using 2 hands and pulling to the side vs neck reining the horse into the turn. If you can not see the difference then you need to go back and learn some more about what is going on.
Also watch the horse. In the video of the pally you will see his turns are correct vs PP turns which where not. It is more then the fact that PP is using 2 hands and pulling the horse through the turn. His horse is not performing the turn correctly.