Originally Posted by Annnie31
WOW trainers .....while I think he was riding over bridled and hand aggressive I do think he was centered out in this video. Watching it closely almost all of the working horses around him were riding and being ridden with the same training techniques. He won silver on this mare so she did something right for him, not to say I agree with his methods, I just think watching 3 minutes of video is hardly a fair representation of his training abilities. I think personally he is a well known big name trainer with huge earnings so he has a target on his back. ( and rightfully so) If one wants to make the big bucks selling training videos and etc. then one should perform in public like everyone is takin a picture!!
I agree. CS is at the top of the sport and should be aware that at that level one is always going to be under scrutiny & rightfully so. I wasn't expecting to see him in that horse's mouth so much. It was excessive & I didn't see any errors on the horses part that warranted him being that heavy handed. (not that I can think of any reason to be that heavy handed & have a horse's neck bound up like that....)