Just a little something for those who think barrel racers rely entirely on their saddle for balance and seat.
THIS. she’s at full speed gallop and she lost her stirrups yet she’s staying on perfectly.
…it’s still really sloppy riding tho…?
Kick em! kick em! Slap em harder!
I have a lot of respect for western riders because a lot of what they do is hardcore. But the barrel racing is something I won’t ever agree with. Spurs in their side, all different types of crops against their sides, harsh bits being yanked around, sloppy bouncing riders coming down on their back. Yes I know not all are the same, but going at that speed, I have yet to see a rider properly control themselves to make the horses job easier without the aids made harsher because their only being thrown around.
Maybe you need I expand how many barrel racers you know. I’m just saying I’m one, and I can win English pleasure on my horse and turn around and win barrels… Our equitation can’t all be that bad bud!
With my mare you just lean forward and she runs all out. I never have to kick, hit, or have a harsh bit in her mouth, she just loves to run! She has never had any lameness or back pain either. So you need to get your facts straight before you start bashing western riders, especially speed eventers. Jumping horses are retired far sooner in life than gaming horses because of the concussive force jumping has on their knees. There are riders in every discipline that shouldn’t be riders.
why don’t people trust their instincts? they sense something’s wrong, someone’s walking too close behind them, you knew something was wrong — but you came back into the house. did I force you? did I drag you in? all i had to do was offer you a drink. you’d never think the fear of offending can be stronger than the fear of pain.
(Source: extremised, via hanniolmes)
this is my favorite internet phenomenon that i have experienced since i joined tumblr three years ago.
why are we not talking about the fact that some of these screencaps are still moving
Should I feel bad about reblogging this from my catholic school’s computer?
(Source: buzzfeed, via hanniolmes)