What horse related or equestrian related piece of knowledge did you believe was true for an extended period of time that turned out to not be true?
I guess it's time I air my dirty laundry of stupid horse knowledge that isn't real.
|I basically though Ries was the best most majykal hunter|
When I first started riding "hunters" I was taught to see-saw to no end. "Get his head down! See-saw!". Also, slack in the reins was a good thing. Oh and to lunge a horse that wouldn't "get his head down" while under saddle, I was taught to take a western bridle, run the reins under the chest, bring them up and over the top of the withers, and tie them in a knot. Then lunge them until the sun sets.
|This poor dude suffered my see-sawing and poor lunging skills|
Luckily, my new dressage knowledge doesn't leave me like a hopeless freak. And seeing A rated hunters ride (instead of the unrated circuit I showed on as a kid) with contact, makes me happy that hunter rider's aren't actually dumb, I was just taught to be a dumb one.
|Such a saint, hes still a happy pony today! I'll have to write more about him!|