Originally Posted by PaintsPwn
Or perhaps she doesn't, and she's being ignorant like most of the people who are bashing the same thing over and over and over and over again.
Horses never look like they're enjoying themselves in dressage either, yet no one dares to bash the cranked nose band, double bridle, tail swishing discipline.
Why was this thread even started? TO bash. That's why. Just like so many others, and honestly I'm sick of it.
I'm not really sure why you felt the need to put that statement out there the way you did, but since you did, I'd like to let you know that I took a great offense to it. I feel that you typed that statement just to get a rise out of me and turn this thread into a hot topic so that it can quickly be moderated, closed, and possibly removed.
My trainer is a very good person. She has been in the AQHA Circuit for quite some time now, that's why she knows the tricks. She is not showing it to me and bashing. I am pointing things out to her and asking...why do they do that? And she explains it. The pro's and the cons. She is just not the kind of trainer that will go to some of those extremes.
Why are any of these threads ever started? Sometimes they are actually started because someone really truley has a question. Not everyone has ill-thoughts when the post topics.
As for dressage, what does that have to do with this thread? Absolutely nothing, other then the fact that you yourself know that some of these methods exist and you are trying to point out the fact that it's not just this discipline. We got that. EVERY discipline has it's skeletons.