If anyone would like to make fun of me for the fact that just YESTERDAY a horse I was schooling at a horse show was in such a tizzy I made the owner lead me around in a circle in varying stages of "grabbing the cheek strap" "leading us by the longe line," and "stand in the middle holding the longe line while we walk around you," and all in full view of the rest of the horse show that happened to be walking by, prompting us to joke ruefully amongst ourselves wondering if the leadline class was open to professionals, they are more than welcome to do so if it makes them feel better about themselves. Some people have the owner lead them around to make themselves feel better and try to finish the horse's day on a positive note, other people sling needless insults around.
They are also more than welcome to hop on that horse, which I suspect they will never do.
And some day when I ride down center line at Devon on the (different) horse I have ridden since his first ride I will tell myself "I rode nuts horses on longe lines at 4-H horseshows to help pay for my journey to get here, so help me God." If someone wants a bucking strap for their journey because it makes them feel braver to take the risk to go for it and get in that saddle and push a little extra in the extensions or whatever it helps them do, sign up below and I will paypal toward the cause.