Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
So what is the sudden need or relevance for PP in the world of dressage or showjumping - are he and the delightful Mrs P somehow going to add something to these disciplines that's been ignored for centuries?
Are they going to put on a show for top riders in these fields and the entire audience is going to shout 'WOW' these guys are so amazing, how have we managed without them for so long? I doubt it.
If I want dressage lessons I go to someone who is skilled and experienced not someone who's just done a short course, same goes for jumping
And showjumpers have been using some ferocious looking bits for a long time - its what gives them the ability to control a highly charged horse in a tight situation - but because they have light hands and know how to use those bits they are able to allow the horse to move forwards when it counts to get over these huge fences and spreads.