Well I was at a show today helping out 2 girls from my barn that were showing. And it was the first show I've been to in awhile. And I have to say I was appalled by how some of those people were riding. There were insane horses being ridden over things they obviously weren't ready for, they were leaping like Lipizzaners over the fences, and a few of those horses were totally out of control, extremely dangerous. And some of the riders were riding elbows locked, hands in their crotch, yanking their horses faces over the fences, cutting people off in the flat classes. 3 or 4 people fell. Not to mention the instructors, standing in the ring during schooling and just yelling at their students, not being helpful at all just obviously making them more nervous!
I'm sorry for the rant, but it really bothers me when people aren't taught to ride properly and end up riding dangerously!