Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Most EXCELLENT video of the Dressage rider dealing with the rearer. I have no issue with fast and hard methods of dealing with dangerous behavior - the horse was blatantly disrespecting her, she was doing what she could to prevent it and she went up anyway. She dealt with it in an excellent manner, lightning fast reflexes and probably made the horse think twice.
Strapping a horses nose to his chest with a German martingale and then attempting to do vicious "sliding" stops three strides after he's jumped nicely is just ASKING for trouble. When the problems are a direct result of the rider, it's time to stop acting like an obnoxious twit and reflect on why they're happening.
And again - the rider is NOT the OP. Read the info on the video, it's her friend.
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.