Originally Posted by Northern
Re: PP's ride on Magic: not his best demo of his hms, but I must say, that's not his usual! You can find many vid's online of him doing a great demo, like of his bridleless & bareback ride of a white horse, going up hill & down dale over jumps.
I watched that video. While it was not a bad ride it lacked the finess you have to have with a reiner and Dressage horse. I am not saying that was easy to do bareback and bridleless what I am saying is that with a bit of control it can be done. I can ride all my horses bridleless. It is not a hard thing to do with a well trained horse.
Also I will say this from personal experience. Take off the bridle or drop the reins and do a maneuver and you get out of the horses way and the horse will respond better to leg and seat. Take that bb and Bridleless ride and put a saddle and reins in his hands and I bet it would be back to yanking and pulling on the horse.
If he was all he clams to be he would be consistent in what he is doing. He is not. That speaks volumes to me at least. Go and watch riders like Shawn Flarida, Tim McQuay, and other top proven trainers. They are always consistent.