A lot of trail riders do not take the technical riding seriously. That is just how it is. It breeds a stereotype just like everything else does.
All barrel horses are "just" a bunch of crazy idiots
All reiners are "just" a bunch of unbalanced trainers with draw reins
All dressage riders are "just" a bunch of snobs
Who the hell cares what other people think? Personally, for what I want, if the horse isn't sane, broke, and trained enough to show, race, AND trail ride I don't want it.
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.