March 21, 1935: New recruits at the barracks of the 7th Queen’s Own Hussars, a British cavalry outfit that dated to the 17th century, learned balance on wooden horses. Photo: The New York Times.
"No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier
It does save the horses, we used a barrel horse for beginners to learn to get on easy, without flopping down on the horse's back, how to hold the reins and so much else.
Real, live school horses appreciate that the newbie has some clue before they have to cart them around.
I wonder if those horses in the picture rock?
it looks like they do.... the swinging back and forth on the wire hangers kind of rocking.
Gravity works, and the laws of physics are a bitch.
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