George H. Morris is a legendary rider, horseman, author and teacher, not to mention serving as the chef d’equipe for the U.S. show jumping team from 2004 to 2012. He has always preached the importance of riding without stirrups, and in a Chronicle interview in 2011 he took a few moments to underscore the importance of everyone’s least favorite training experience.
Q: What are the benefits to riding without stirrups?
There’s no FEI rule that says a dressage horse must be disqualified for blood in his mouth, but there’s no protocol in place for a different outcome either.
She was ranked the No. 2 dressage rider in the world and had high hopes for an individual medal. But during the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Adelinde Cornelissen of the Netherlands was rung out after blood-colored foam appeared in Jerich Parzival’s mouth early on in their test.