Originally Posted by bsms
She is a much better rider than I am or ever will be. But maybe the advantage I have in being an old fart is I realize what videos like that inspire others to do - others who do NOT have the ability. So yeah, I feel comfortable - even though I'm not a great rider or horseman - in saying she is wrong to post videos like that. Particularly since she sells videos to try to convince others to do the same...
"Now with over two million views on her videos and over three million on her YouTube channel, what started out as playing around in the paddock has gained her international attention, as people sit captivated, watching her FREE RIDE.
For $40, you get: 5 Free Riding tutorials
- An Introduction to Free Riding
- Free Riding Techniques
- Teaching Your Horse to Free Ride
- How to Control an Unpredictable Horse
- Free Riding Demo
Exactly how I feel about it. I am not chastising her but because of many people who view horses as 'pets' like a Chihuahua is a pet, will go home and do this. I know this because I know a woman who did this. She had a lot of money, got tricked into buying a large 3 YO paint gelding because all of a sudden she needed
a horse. She played tag with her horse all of the time instead of riding it (She was too afraid to ride unless it was during her lesson). One day I remember watching her "play" with her horse and when she turned her back, the horse charging after her, slammed on his breaks and reared behind her, nearly clocking her in the head. And she had no idea.
But that is an extreme situation . . .