just a thought. but.
Lately, it seems like a lot of riders I’ve seen don’t have any softness to them. Their hands and forearms are hard, tense, stiff. Their backs are straight but at the cost of not having elasticity. It’s as if a steel rod has been driven through their spine to prevent them from really remaining soft and elastic to the horses mouth.
I just don’t get it. I guess it’s not a priority a lot anymore? Or horses are becoming so hard mouthed now that riders are forced to be stiff wooden puppets?
Scene kid. Can someone edit in some scene kid highlights and a nose ring?
thecityhorse my hand slipped
Holy crap 😝
Hey guys check out my friend on her adorable pon.
damn too cute
So, judges are now penalizing riders for patting their horses after eq rounds because the judges have suddenly decided it’s a loss of rein(which is a major penalization point in equitation). But, in my opinion, just giving your horse a small pat after a round to tell him good boy is not something to penalize nor is it a loss of rein. I see what judges are saying bit I disagree with a lot of them. Nitpicking like that is silly. No they shouldn’t be rewarded for praising their horse and if they lean down and hug the horse, yes that I could see as a penalty. But giving him a little good boy pat? That’s not penalty worthy.
Friesian Stallion Steffen S admiring himself