<< Discussions within the scene, consisting of trainers, riders and judges are just as important as discussions with the public, represented by the press or on Internet.. Such discussions are useful but only if it is objective and are also conducted on the basis of sound technical knowledge. I miss the knowledge part in these public forum discussions, where everything is represented as -black-or-white.Especially the polemical criticism of certain "training methods" without any science or expertise to back up the accusations. >>
The rules that we have now were set up by the governing bodies in dressage. They allow low, deep and round for a certain short period and without the use of excessive force. These rules are based on scientific research and people shouldn't condemn this as long as there isn't any research available that proof otherwise.
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