I recently met up with a freind from an old livery yard I used to be at. It was run by a guy called Mike Cresswell who is married to Viv Oliver sister of the very famous show jumper Oliver (but his first name has has left me). Well Mike thinks of himself as abit of an expert having reached grade A himself, and has all these wild and wonderful ideas on how to train horses to jump well.
Such as turning a horse over to make it pick up better!
Not too my taste and so im affraid I wasnt very muched liked because of my not involving myself in there antics.
How about this for a contradiction of training aids....
My friends mare was very strong to a fence and so she was instructed to ride her in a pelham, but then he made her wear spurs??
In not sure I would put the two together as now the mare is hitting the bridle and stopping and then running on away from the spurs and my friend will listen to anything this man says.
Frustrates me terribly!