Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sweden - the land of carrots and apples
And you think that one day the levade horse just did a perfect levade? The picture you found of Crow was very old when he firslt learnt. No, it wasn't perfect balance as I've said already there, but it's not as bad as you say either. He'sa not rearing of feear or stress, but he is throwing himself to get up. And I'm not saying that that's supposed to be a levade either.
Besides, you just before this said that it's dangerous because the horse will rear without the cue nd so on as soon as it want to. Why you bring in Croq in this, when I've already stated that I'm not teaching him rearing from saddle since we have more things to learn first, and never said his ground rearing was any kind of levade, I dunno.
But I suppose you're right *smirk* despite all horses I have met who rears, by trick or by upper level dressage, and that they've (including my horse) never has reared without cue, any horse who's taught it will go lunatic and kill their riders. Yeah, exactly..
Always keep your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.