Originally Posted by Canterklutz
This music video is promoting an urban riding club which is aiming to keep underprivileged youth off the streets. They do not have the resources for top notch equipment and quality instruction but they try to make the best of what they have. The horses were slaughterbound rescues from the New Holland auction. Yes there are obvious beginner mistakes in the video but this is the reality of the situation and the producers of the video aren't sugar-coating anything.
I'm all for under privileged youths getting an interest in horses and keeping them off the streets, but it doesn't take top notch equipment or quality instruction to learn not haul the faces off a horse. If they are interested in riding, all it takes is a library card or the internet to read up on proper methods.. or the founder of the riding club to give them basic intstructions.
We used to have a group of troubled kids come out and muck out at the stables I used to ride at. Every summer they would be given a week of learning to ride and how to handle the horses. For the most part, they were all lovely to deal with and I had great time for them... the ones who kept coming back asked questions and wanted to learn.