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  • #21
    And here I was, expecting a rollkur thread...
    "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

    ...just settin' on the Group W bench.


    • #22
      Um, is it just me?

      Horses don't breathe through their MOUTH. Hence the ping-pong-ball murder stuff.

      So... Um...

      Oh, nevermind. I've got steak tips and a great salad. Sadly I'm working so no adult beverages.
      InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs

      Bits are like cats, what's one more? (Petstorejunkie)


      • #23
        I think we should just demand that cutting horses riders use dressage saddles. Maybe team ropers should be using exercise saddles!
        ... _. ._ .._. .._


        • #24
          Personally, I wouldn't *mind* seeing bitless bridles in dressage, though they seem to go against some of the more basic dressage principles which were established without the consideration of such a thing. Rules and regulations would have to be reworked, standards established, etc.
          However, I think that in allowing bitless bridles, wouldn't one have to also allow things like jumping hackamores? Those don't seem to encourage steady contact with the hands at all (I could be wrong, I've never actually used one, and I will admit that experience in that field would be necessary for a fair assessment). It would also seem that if you're going to allow a bitless bridle that works much like a gag does [on the poll] wouldn't you then have to allow actual gag bits? Doesn't seem fair otherwise?
          ~T3DE 2010 Pact Clique~


          • #25
            Not selling enough of your bitless bridles, eh Spirithorse? Business a little FLAT?

            This has to go down in history along side the Magikal Gypsy Vanner thread.


            • #26
              maybe we can use the chains to improve the lengtenings though.

              What a hypocrite btw the way he rides having a bit is that horse's last thing to worry about.
              My advice learn to ride first before coming up with stupid remarks
              Every time you ride, your are either teaching or un-teaching your horse.


              • #27
                The equipment is not suitable for the discipline, and it is not likely that those responsible for defining the discipline would change their guidelines to accommodate some kooks. Why can't these wierdos just bugger off, invent their own "discipline" and leave well established and accepted practices alone.

                The Majikal Bitless Treeless Shoeless Dressage Society.
                ... _. ._ .._. .._


                • #28
                  "The Majikal Bitless Treeless Shoeless Dressage Society".
                  You forgot to add:
                  "The NATURAL Majikal Bitless Treeless Shoeless Dressage Society".
                  Where's the glamour? You promised me glamour!


                  • #29
                    My Bad!
                    ... _. ._ .._. .._


                    • #30
                      Originally posted by Rusty Stirrup View Post
                      "The Majikal Bitless Treeless Shoeless Dressage Society".
                      You forgot to add:
                      "The NATURAL Majikal Bitless Treeless Shoeless Dressage Society".
                      you forgot to add:
                      The CLASSICAL Natural Majikal Bitless Treeless Shoeless Dressage Society


                      • #31
                        I was just looking on the site, one of them has a bit attached to it. Now I'm REALLY confused.


                        • #32
                          Originally posted by egontoast View Post
                          oops my apologies . I was wrong. The photo of the good pastor and his kinder approach to riding is still up on the articles page


                          if that link doesn't work , look for the articles pages
                          Someone please remind me that if my horse or I EVER look like that jumping, it will be time to retire (both me AND the horse!) and pick up a new hobby!

                          To the OP: I urge you to send this to George Morris for comment in PH....can't wait to hear his opinions on the spirit bridle....
                          "There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it"


                          • #33
                            I neither smoke nor drink, but threads like this make me all warm and fuzzy for a good old fashioned Tom Collins and a Marlboro Light.


                            • #34
                              MMMMMMMMMMMMMM....pass me a Tom Collins too!
                              "There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it"


                              • #35
                                you forgot to add:
                                The CLASSICAL Natural Majikal Bitless Treeless Shoeless Dressage Societ
                                Bah you got it all wrong its the 'Classical, Natural, Majikal Gypsy Vanner Bitless Barefoot (not shoeless!) Dressage Society' of which I would like to add with pride, I'm a member!
                                I have horse to sell to you. Horse good for riding. Can pull cart. Horse good size. Eats carrots and apples. Likes attention. Move head to music. No like opera! You like you buy.


                                • #36
                                  If you're going to go "Treeless" just ride bareback.

                                  I will say, it does do a good job of loosening up your upper leg/thigh/hip area to ride bareback *correctly* [read correctly as: horse going forward, coming through, rider not just letting legs go every which way, etc.].
                                  ~T3DE 2010 Pact Clique~


                                  • #37
                                    Originally posted by Bogey2 View Post
                                    Will do Tamara....anyone else? eggy?
                                    Sh*t move over for me!


                                    • #38
                                      Here for the show, just wait for me to get back with my popcorn!
                                      Times and traditions in the horse world shift and change, much of the old grandeur has been lost; But for one brief shining moment, there was a gigantic shocking pink d**** in the Hunterdon tack room.


                                      • #39
                                        Originally posted by Dressage Art
                                        Especially if posting on the wrong diagonal!
                                        Hell not just -2 but at least -4 for this one.

                                        Goes back quietly to the side to munch more popcorn.


                                        • #40
                                          Who gave him his soap box back that's what I want to know.

                                          This is like Deja Vous, except it really happened....like.....five years ago?