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post #21 of 31 Old 12-18-2011, 11:48 PM
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You should blame me: I took this video and asked him to show, how to ride with light hand movements. Iīm so used to ride with bits and just wanted to see how easily a horse can be ridden without bits.

He doesnīt normally ride with these vast hand movements. In this video he shows a human, not the horse, how easy one can ride without bits.

So send me those nasty comments.
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post #22 of 31 Old 12-19-2011, 03:35 AM
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It's not about being nasty...

But just about acting the right way with the horse to be light.

Maybe you should considere those comments as idea about how to be really light

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post #23 of 31 Old 12-19-2011, 04:01 AM
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Don't take people's comments too personally. That is one of the most hardest things with horse people - when someone asks you their opinion and you give them a honest, direct, straight-to-the-point answer based on the horse's best interest, then they don't like it and defend themselves and their initial actions and then give you sh*t why you are 'soooooo rude'. (Sorry - I'm going off on a rant... past experiences on another forum)

I think the video was good because I like the whole bitless thing. BUT the guy does need to improve. The horse tail swishes many times which is a negative thing caused by the wrong stimulus. The guy is unbalanced, his hands are too heavy etc. He needs to learn to be lighter, the horse needs to be given better cues in order to respond better.
But that's the whole idea of posting a video for people to comment on, right? In order to get better, in order to improve, in order to ask for others opinions so that it makes you better. Nothing nasty about that.

It ain't all negative. This guy has achieved alot already. The only thing he needs to achieve is more - which is all of our goal - is it not?
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With nasty comments I referred the ones kevinshorses and amazincaucasian posted.

Constructive critic is always acceptable. You donīt know how much critics I hear when riding. But I surely do need it.
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With nasty comments I referred the ones kevinshorses and amazincaucasian posted.

Constructive critic is always acceptable. You donīt know how much critics I hear when riding. But I surely do need it.
There bark is worse than their bite.

Honestly, anything people tell you take it as constructive, but research it- don't take someone on a forum's word for gospel.

As has been mentioned, the video was commented on, and everyone has their own opinion. Now you have explained the situation, the guy is doing fairly well, but then more experienced riders has seen the video and given some tips which is great :)
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post #26 of 31 Old 12-19-2011, 01:51 PM
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He impedes the horses movement at every turn! When you flap your arms and lean from side to side you can't help but impede the horse. I think the horse does a wonderful job filling in for the sloppy riding.
Well, as I said he isn't wonderful rider, but he's better than worse. He's not balanced, but he rarely flaps on the saddle, he mostly stays in stirrups. So I think he's doing pretty well, considering his abilities. Maybe I'm wrong, only horse can say.
And leaning to side maybe isn't really bad, when doing tight turns?
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I said nothing nasty. I was honest in my critique and if that bothers you then don't ask for an opinion.

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I wasn't being nasty at all either. I think the monkey is tremendously talented! Whiplash is very famous and has even appeared on TV commercials for Taco Bell. He's won Contract Act of the Year several times.
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I wasn't being nasty at all either. I think the monkey is tremendously talented!
Rides like a talented monkey Well, everybody would like to get that kind of compliments...
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post #30 of 31 Old 12-20-2011, 09:48 AM
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I'm not really impressed. The rider is sloppy to the extreme. The video seems to be of an overconfident amatuer than someone that really knows what he's doing. Bitless and barefoot means nothing to me.
Most of us are amateurs.
And one must be quite overconfident to start learning to ride at the age of 50.
Nothing mean in your comments???
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