Originally Posted by chasin the dream
It's all about what you personally think though. Its a forum, just stating my opinion. Are you teaching your horse that? Or just saying it was a good video. I am just curious. :)
I train endurance horses. Trail horses but I want a horse extremely agile, quick. Light on his feet and one that turns correctly.
I do work on roll backs, good stops without contact, quick agile side passing.
I don't want one that needs me to ride just to keep him going. I want a goer but one I can forget about and just ride, think about other things, fearless and obedient to my every wish.
I ride with my legs, my seat and the weight of the rein and only resort to direct rein and spurs if the horse misses the first cue.
I did reining years ago as I did jumping. To me the reining now is more important and again my horse must be agile and quick to respond to the slightest input.
The video was to show the use of the curb, the spur and the term bumping.
Agian I like to direct rein with my hands low and to the outside, not high and inside.