Okay so I recently have been tagging along with some friends to pleasure shows and taking my horse in halter. I was also watching the riding. There was about 7-10 trainers there on they're/clients horses. They had a harsh bit some had a snaffle, some split reins, and draw reins. The horses noses were dragging the ground and they were dripping sweat and they're mouth was wide open from being yanked on. EVERY TRAINERS HORSE LOOKED LIKE THIS! They were making them do this wierd ugly look half trot canter thing and it didn't look normal. Why make a horse do Something that's not by instinct or that comes natural? That's how I see it. I even saw a few trainers in the big classes give there horse a hard whack when the judges weren't looking. What kind of horsemanship is this? Is this how pleasure riding is? It just looks so unnatural to me. If this is how the pleasure world is, count me out!
This is how the sweat/lather looked but all over the body!
This is how the nose looked! Posted via Mobile Device