I think Merel is talkig to me.
So you have heard of everyone who has ever ridden under preassure?
Standing still is very basic in riding. The elite should be able to do it even under pressure.
''force'' and ''harmony and balace'' doesn't really go hand in hand, do they?
I have a few books about rollkur, and I'll fresh up my anatomy knowledge, and then I'll post a thread about it here, explaining some stuff and showing some stuff.
(afterall..I AM educated (in a school) in horse keeping, horse massage, some in farrying, horse anatomy and so on.. it should count for something.. even tho I'm not a good rider it doesn't mean I'm blind or stupid.)
Well, go on! Though it's a little bit more difficult to understand in English.
I absolutely agree on you that standing still is a basic thing that should be known by every horse on every level. But when i'm reading on what Anky or Imke or any rider on GP level, have to say about it ,for that matter than i'm thinking:'Well, maybe it's harder for a horse on that level because of all the tension etc.'
AND when your scores are that good as Anky gets them (May not be diserved, rumor has it that Sjef is quite a manipulator in his own way) standing still is just a very small thing that barerly even makes a difference on the score. Anky even forget to greet when she was done, she still scored 81% But then there is it that the level of top dressage these days is much higher than it was 30 years ago while the judgingsystem is still the same, you could see that with a few competitors. But now i'm ranting off. I've read Anky's explanation on rollkur or 'LDR' which is more kind to put it. You get pulled to two sides.
But again, I absolutely do not agree on LDR and I would never try doing it to my horse. I just don't really know what to believe anymore. Everyone has their opinio and their facts on it.