Whoa whoa WHOA. I have shown at APHA worlds and I ride rail classes still and I have NEVER once ripped on my horses face. I borrowed a really nice WP colt (Zips Chocolate Chip lines) and i can guarantee he NEVER got his face ripped on. Granted my rail class career was short lived as two shows and I did not show rail classes at worlds (I showed a halter colt back in the day before I discovered speed classes) but I spent almost all day watching those classes and the warmup pen included, and the majority of the people at he barn I work at show pleasure.
You train the body, the head will naturally go into frame. For some horses it is lower than others. Now, however, it says in the rulebook that a correct headset and frame is with the head even with the whithers.
Do me a favor and stop taking stabs at other peoples sports. I don't show rail classes anymore nor was I a huge fan, but sayin that ALL people in the breed rip and yank on the faces is wrong and uneducated. Whatever you have been watching is incorrect training and must not have been anyone worth a penny. End of story.
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Last edited by SorrelHorse; 06-30-2012 at 11:38 PM.