Some horses are like that. They know the patterns so well they could do it in their sleep. We had a horse who was like that. You could yell "Turn!" and "Stop" but she could've did those patterns all by herself and still win.
On youtube the person said she was walking her horse through the alley way, since he's too hyper to go through it with a rider. And someone slapped the horse on the butt and it took off into the arena.
I will say he did a damn good job and obviously loves his job, but I still am not a fan of a horse being so automatic the rider doesn't have to do anything. Kind of takes the sport out of it and makes it more of a "let's buy a pole horse. All I have to do is hold on and he'll do it on his own!" Where's the challenge in that? I'm not trying to be difficult I promise, it's just my
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