I stumbled across this site today and I am curious about what people think of this guy. His name is Alexander Nevzorov and he claims that one day, our grandchildren will look back on the days when horses were ridden and feel as ashamed as we feel now thinking of slavery and concentration camps. He also feels all equestrian sports should not be considered sport because the horse “does not want to be engaged in this sport but is forced to it by pain and beating.” He has a photo gallery titled "The Horrors of Equestrian Sport" to prove this point.
So, instead, we need to connect with our horse’s soul and become the horse's friend. I liked The difference of Nevzorov Haute Ecole from other schools and ways of horsemanship section, where he compares his teachings to other schools of thought. Guess I'm a cruel, horrible, heartless person...I should be teaching my horse Latin!
Seriously though, he looks like a decent horse person and a good rider, even if he doesn't ride anymore. What do you guys think?