Originally Posted by Dame Nuit
Oh yes, and your children do their first cutting in front of a bull, not with a baby calf?
Every body can jump over 1.00m without being good nor with any precision.
I can't make it past this comment. Mind you there have been about a thousand other comments you have made Dame that made me want to jump in. So here I am.
I am an English rider. I have owned an important grand prix jumper(and that's not a brag because I got a heck of a deal on him for a few different reasons). I have schooled just under 2 meters. Shown 1.60.
I have ridden grand prix dressage horses, I have only schooled up to 4th level though.
I have competed 3 Day Eventing up to Intermediate level.
Guess what? There is NO comparing a well bred and highly trained English horse to a working cow horse or reiner. I have done barrel racing, reining and cutting. I have never done any at a competitive level but i've hopped on friends horses and taken them for a spin.
A highly trained English horse can do lots. Heck my mare can go without a bridle as she is trained purely out of seat. I can think what I want and she does it. But its not the same as a ranch horse.
You need to pull your head out of your behind and realize that you can't compare. I have a lot of respect for these people who make their living off their ranch horses and livestock. These horses will jump anything you ask them to jump, run through anything you ask them to run through. These horses don't spook when they see a draft horse team hitched up. They don't lose their head when they hear a mule or see a cow. These horses are bred and trained to do whatever you pointed them at without question.
Yes English horses are trained to do as told, but they don't have the same response as a well bred and well trained ranch horse. And don't say its because I have never ridden a true jumper or dressage horse, because I have. I have worked with big name riders who bring imports and I have ridden their horses and the training they have is unbelievable, but its not the same.