Sunday, August 10, 2008

icelandic dressage

Here ya go. This idiot on this icelandic horse actually thinks this is "dressage". That the horse is "collected" haha. Can you imagine ANYONE thinking its ok to ride like this?!?!? Most people KNOW a horse has a blind spot looking down like this, and has no way of seeing where its going. Can you imagine the stress, the adrenalin, the panic a horse must feel made to go like this, just blind, mouth in pain, nose in pain, neck in pain. oh, and notice the horse has on his little bell boots for "protection". From what? Snakes on the track? Human snakes maybe...


Stefffi_c said...

Maybe they learned Dressage from Anky?

Janice Brown McDonald said...

who is anky Steff... i dont think i like him.

Bex1frost said...

Let's not give the guy grief. Any owner of a horse will make mistakes at one point in their life. Maybe this is one of his? Hopefully someone who knows him has pointed it out and he shall learn from it. As well as this, maybe the horse naturally holds his head that way, with a little aid from the rider. We can't display faults unless we CLEARLY understand what the horse is feeling, or if we were there. Next time Janice you point out faults in a rider, at least make them once you have seen evidence other than just a photo. But I am glad you took your time and effort to search for a photo.

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Hall of Shame photo of the day

Hall of Shame photo of the day
It takes a big strong man to control a fuzzy little pony! Yee Hawww

Biglick vs Bell Boots

Tennessee Walking Horses Wear Padded Weighted Shoes
Icelandic horses wear padded weighted bell boots
Tennessee Walking Horses wear long shanked bits
Icelandic Horses do too, along with tight dropped nosebands cutting off all air so they can't breathe
Tennessee Walking Horses are ridden in a chair seat so that rider weight on the loins causes pain, ventroflexion of the back and a racking gait
Icelandic horses are ridden in tight, illfitting narrow saddles by riders sitting on the loins which causes pain, ventroflexion of the back and a racking gait.
Tennesee Walking Horses are ridden with tight reins cranking the head into an unnatural position to force gait
Icelandic Horses are ridden with tight reins cranking the head into an unnatural position to force gait.
The smooth natural signatire gait of the Tennessee Walking Horse has been bred nearly into extinction by the biglick show influences.
Icelandic Horses are being bred to have more slender, refined bodies and long graceful necks more reminiscent of a tiny saddlebred than a sturdy, stocky and compact icelandic pony. You cannot alter conformation in a gaited horse without sacrificing gait. Icelandic studs and mares have been given high breeding evaluation scores based on heavy mane, and forced unnatural gait while having bad legs and other serious conformation flaws.

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