Originally Posted by HorsesAreForever
Once again I honestly don't care if its "new" or not. I have yet to see this very much in DRESSAGE riders! You have to admit that much.
Seriously you guys seem to find the negitive in almost everything..maybe that's not what you mean.. but that's what its seems like. I understand everyone has their opinions.. but to continuously put down what is being done in that video is just rude...IMO ;)
Well sorry if it was me you were referring to.
I wasn't putting them down at all, its a fantastic idea and I know just how hard it is.
The reason i'm not surprised though, is mostly because the realisation has finally clicked with most riders in most disciplines- that
1) there are alternate and softer ways to train your horse
2) there are better channels of communication than fear, pain and punishment
Its fantastic to see
If only the last ones to catch on weren't the TB racing trainers-those horses get seriously messed up in that system