classicalequestrian:

Paying lots of money on animals to make them perform well DOES NOT mean good treatment. You can spend millions of dollars on those horse sauna things and a horse swimming pool and a world class saddle fitter but at the end of the day if you abuse your horses it doesn’t mean shit.

Exactly. The horse doesn’t give two shits about the fancy world class stall, the automatic fly spray, the fluffy fleece on his halter or the 20 minute “toweling” he gets after a hard work out with crappy training.

classicalequestrian:

veganshithead:

ridingthescree:

vodkatiny:

talk-birdie-to-me:

showgirlglitz:

Since some people disputed over the bronco section of my western horse myths post, this a PSA for all of those that still believe rodeo stock are treated horribly. They are professional athletes and treated like royalty.
This is The Bull Pool located in Canton, Texas. They specialize in aquatic therapy for bucking bulls to keep them fit and rodeo-ready without being hard on their joints. The facility is open to bucking broncos as well. 

But- *That doesn’t mean they don’t still get mistreated *This definitely doesn’t happen at all rodeos *There’s a lot of other things about their care you aren’t told *They’re still “provoked” to buck *They aren’t like human athletes, they can’t choose to do this

Huge difference between physical and mental welfare. This reminds me of those people who muscle the shit out of their horses, give them all kinds of supplements and have tons of expensive professionals out to massage and fix them up, and then yank them in the mouth and spur them all over the place. They think they’re treating their horse like royalty because they tend so intensively to their physical welfare, but still abuse them under saddle.

so how are bucking bulls brought into the world? what happens to them when they are no longer of any use to the people who “own” them?

My father raised beef cattle and, on the side, bucking bulls. He never had one make it into the professional rodeo circuits, such as PBR, but he was close. I knew about a lot of the inner workings of local and professional rodeos… and this is so far from the norm it’s hilarious. 
For PBR, most bulls come from proven bucking bulls being bred over and over to cows from similar breeding and stock. Many are very inbred. The ones that don’t make it into the actual rodeo ring are sold to less prestigious circuits or private breeders or simply culled. I imagine many are eaten, although I don’t know about that part. Some cows are kept to be used only for breeding.Many local and smaller rodeo circuits get their bucking bulls from small, hobby farmers and breeders who have cattle for other reasons (usually beef), like my dad. Some cattle farmers will breed for bucking bulls on the side as a hobby. The ones who don’t make the cut are sold to slaughter, just like all cattle on a beef farm are, eventually.
The rodeos themselves are stressful and uncomfortable for the animals, at best… and painful to deadly, at worst. My father’s favorite bull—one who had a chance at PBR status—died in the ring from a broken back. Bulls bred for bucking tend to have long backs… he landed wrong on coming down from a jump and broke his back with a man still on him. My father cried… and then had a rug made from his skin.I spent a lot of time behind the scenes at rodeos. I’ve seen broken legs, backs, necks, and tails… bleeding from noses and rope burn on the belly, legs, and genitals of bulls. And that’s not even getting into calf roping (another option for those who don’t make the cut for bucking bull status) or what happens to the horses. People who tell you rodeos are anything but torture for the non-human participants are full of shit.
Also, can we talk about the bull’s face in the bottom photo? The whites showing so much and the eye rolled down and back like that is a sure sign of fear and stress. These animals aren’t going for a little dip for fun… cows aren’t exactly natural swimmers. They like standing in water, but this seems more like “sink or swim,” and people are going to act like the animals are pampered? They’re being pulled (by physical force, look at the man’s stance in the first photo) into a narrow, deep pool and forced to swim laps by two humans who—I’ve no doubt—would hurt them if they didn’t comply. 
This isn’t love, respect, or how you would “treat royalty.” This is abuse and purely to make the exploitation of these animals more titillating and profitable for those holding the ropes. 

Thank. You. Not all animals are like people who love swimming. And I once got into an argument on Instagram with someone who said that their bulls were expensive and had “good quality food” so they couldn’t have been abused. Something about prodding and poking bulls to buck and purposely stressing them out for “sport” doesn’t seem ethical to me. classicalequestrian:

veganshithead:

ridingthescree:

vodkatiny:

talk-birdie-to-me:

showgirlglitz:

Since some people disputed over the bronco section of my western horse myths post, this a PSA for all of those that still believe rodeo stock are treated horribly. They are professional athletes and treated like royalty.
This is The Bull Pool located in Canton, Texas. They specialize in aquatic therapy for bucking bulls to keep them fit and rodeo-ready without being hard on their joints. The facility is open to bucking broncos as well. 

But- *That doesn’t mean they don’t still get mistreated *This definitely doesn’t happen at all rodeos *There’s a lot of other things about their care you aren’t told *They’re still “provoked” to buck *They aren’t like human athletes, they can’t choose to do this

Huge difference between physical and mental welfare. This reminds me of those people who muscle the shit out of their horses, give them all kinds of supplements and have tons of expensive professionals out to massage and fix them up, and then yank them in the mouth and spur them all over the place. They think they’re treating their horse like royalty because they tend so intensively to their physical welfare, but still abuse them under saddle.

so how are bucking bulls brought into the world? what happens to them when they are no longer of any use to the people who “own” them?

My father raised beef cattle and, on the side, bucking bulls. He never had one make it into the professional rodeo circuits, such as PBR, but he was close. I knew about a lot of the inner workings of local and professional rodeos… and this is so far from the norm it’s hilarious. 
For PBR, most bulls come from proven bucking bulls being bred over and over to cows from similar breeding and stock. Many are very inbred. The ones that don’t make it into the actual rodeo ring are sold to less prestigious circuits or private breeders or simply culled. I imagine many are eaten, although I don’t know about that part. Some cows are kept to be used only for breeding.Many local and smaller rodeo circuits get their bucking bulls from small, hobby farmers and breeders who have cattle for other reasons (usually beef), like my dad. Some cattle farmers will breed for bucking bulls on the side as a hobby. The ones who don’t make the cut are sold to slaughter, just like all cattle on a beef farm are, eventually.
The rodeos themselves are stressful and uncomfortable for the animals, at best… and painful to deadly, at worst. My father’s favorite bull—one who had a chance at PBR status—died in the ring from a broken back. Bulls bred for bucking tend to have long backs… he landed wrong on coming down from a jump and broke his back with a man still on him. My father cried… and then had a rug made from his skin.I spent a lot of time behind the scenes at rodeos. I’ve seen broken legs, backs, necks, and tails… bleeding from noses and rope burn on the belly, legs, and genitals of bulls. And that’s not even getting into calf roping (another option for those who don’t make the cut for bucking bull status) or what happens to the horses. People who tell you rodeos are anything but torture for the non-human participants are full of shit.
Also, can we talk about the bull’s face in the bottom photo? The whites showing so much and the eye rolled down and back like that is a sure sign of fear and stress. These animals aren’t going for a little dip for fun… cows aren’t exactly natural swimmers. They like standing in water, but this seems more like “sink or swim,” and people are going to act like the animals are pampered? They’re being pulled (by physical force, look at the man’s stance in the first photo) into a narrow, deep pool and forced to swim laps by two humans who—I’ve no doubt—would hurt them if they didn’t comply. 
This isn’t love, respect, or how you would “treat royalty.” This is abuse and purely to make the exploitation of these animals more titillating and profitable for those holding the ropes. 

Thank. You. Not all animals are like people who love swimming. And I once got into an argument on Instagram with someone who said that their bulls were expensive and had “good quality food” so they couldn’t have been abused. Something about prodding and poking bulls to buck and purposely stressing them out for “sport” doesn’t seem ethical to me. classicalequestrian:

veganshithead:

ridingthescree:

vodkatiny:

talk-birdie-to-me:

showgirlglitz:

Since some people disputed over the bronco section of my western horse myths post, this a PSA for all of those that still believe rodeo stock are treated horribly. They are professional athletes and treated like royalty.
This is The Bull Pool located in Canton, Texas. They specialize in aquatic therapy for bucking bulls to keep them fit and rodeo-ready without being hard on their joints. The facility is open to bucking broncos as well. 

But- *That doesn’t mean they don’t still get mistreated *This definitely doesn’t happen at all rodeos *There’s a lot of other things about their care you aren’t told *They’re still “provoked” to buck *They aren’t like human athletes, they can’t choose to do this

Huge difference between physical and mental welfare. This reminds me of those people who muscle the shit out of their horses, give them all kinds of supplements and have tons of expensive professionals out to massage and fix them up, and then yank them in the mouth and spur them all over the place. They think they’re treating their horse like royalty because they tend so intensively to their physical welfare, but still abuse them under saddle.

so how are bucking bulls brought into the world? what happens to them when they are no longer of any use to the people who “own” them?

My father raised beef cattle and, on the side, bucking bulls. He never had one make it into the professional rodeo circuits, such as PBR, but he was close. I knew about a lot of the inner workings of local and professional rodeos… and this is so far from the norm it’s hilarious. 
For PBR, most bulls come from proven bucking bulls being bred over and over to cows from similar breeding and stock. Many are very inbred. The ones that don’t make it into the actual rodeo ring are sold to less prestigious circuits or private breeders or simply culled. I imagine many are eaten, although I don’t know about that part. Some cows are kept to be used only for breeding.Many local and smaller rodeo circuits get their bucking bulls from small, hobby farmers and breeders who have cattle for other reasons (usually beef), like my dad. Some cattle farmers will breed for bucking bulls on the side as a hobby. The ones who don’t make the cut are sold to slaughter, just like all cattle on a beef farm are, eventually.
The rodeos themselves are stressful and uncomfortable for the animals, at best… and painful to deadly, at worst. My father’s favorite bull—one who had a chance at PBR status—died in the ring from a broken back. Bulls bred for bucking tend to have long backs… he landed wrong on coming down from a jump and broke his back with a man still on him. My father cried… and then had a rug made from his skin.I spent a lot of time behind the scenes at rodeos. I’ve seen broken legs, backs, necks, and tails… bleeding from noses and rope burn on the belly, legs, and genitals of bulls. And that’s not even getting into calf roping (another option for those who don’t make the cut for bucking bull status) or what happens to the horses. People who tell you rodeos are anything but torture for the non-human participants are full of shit.
Also, can we talk about the bull’s face in the bottom photo? The whites showing so much and the eye rolled down and back like that is a sure sign of fear and stress. These animals aren’t going for a little dip for fun… cows aren’t exactly natural swimmers. They like standing in water, but this seems more like “sink or swim,” and people are going to act like the animals are pampered? They’re being pulled (by physical force, look at the man’s stance in the first photo) into a narrow, deep pool and forced to swim laps by two humans who—I’ve no doubt—would hurt them if they didn’t comply. 
This isn’t love, respect, or how you would “treat royalty.” This is abuse and purely to make the exploitation of these animals more titillating and profitable for those holding the ropes. 

Thank. You. Not all animals are like people who love swimming. And I once got into an argument on Instagram with someone who said that their bulls were expensive and had “good quality food” so they couldn’t have been abused. Something about prodding and poking bulls to buck and purposely stressing them out for “sport” doesn’t seem ethical to me.

classicalequestrian:

veganshithead:

ridingthescree:

vodkatiny:

talk-birdie-to-me:

showgirlglitz:

Since some people disputed over the bronco section of my western horse myths post, this a PSA for all of those that still believe rodeo stock are treated horribly. They are professional athletes and treated like royalty.

This is The Bull Pool located in Canton, Texas. They specialize in aquatic therapy for bucking bulls to keep them fit and rodeo-ready without being hard on their joints. The facility is open to bucking broncos as well. 

But- *That doesn’t mean they don’t still get mistreated *This definitely doesn’t happen at all rodeos *There’s a lot of other things about their care you aren’t told *They’re still “provoked” to buck *They aren’t like human athletes, they can’t choose to do this

Huge difference between physical and mental welfare. This reminds me of those people who muscle the shit out of their horses, give them all kinds of supplements and have tons of expensive professionals out to massage and fix them up, and then yank them in the mouth and spur them all over the place. They think they’re treating their horse like royalty because they tend so intensively to their physical welfare, but still abuse them under saddle.

so how are bucking bulls brought into the world? what happens to them when they are no longer of any use to the people who “own” them?

My father raised beef cattle and, on the side, bucking bulls. He never had one make it into the professional rodeo circuits, such as PBR, but he was close. I knew about a lot of the inner workings of local and professional rodeos… and this is so far from the norm it’s hilarious. 

For PBR, most bulls come from proven bucking bulls being bred over and over to cows from similar breeding and stock. Many are very inbred. The ones that don’t make it into the actual rodeo ring are sold to less prestigious circuits or private breeders or simply culled. I imagine many are eaten, although I don’t know about that part. Some cows are kept to be used only for breeding.
Many local and smaller rodeo circuits get their bucking bulls from small, hobby farmers and breeders who have cattle for other reasons (usually beef), like my dad. Some cattle farmers will breed for bucking bulls on the side as a hobby. The ones who don’t make the cut are sold to slaughter, just like all cattle on a beef farm are, eventually.

The rodeos themselves are stressful and uncomfortable for the animals, at best… and painful to deadly, at worst. My father’s favorite bull—one who had a chance at PBR status—died in the ring from a broken back. Bulls bred for bucking tend to have long backs… he landed wrong on coming down from a jump and broke his back with a man still on him. My father cried… and then had a rug made from his skin.
I spent a lot of time behind the scenes at rodeos. I’ve seen broken legs, backs, necks, and tails… bleeding from noses and rope burn on the belly, legs, and genitals of bulls. And that’s not even getting into calf roping (another option for those who don’t make the cut for bucking bull status) or what happens to the horses. People who tell you rodeos are anything but torture for the non-human participants are full of shit.

Also, can we talk about the bull’s face in the bottom photo? The whites showing so much and the eye rolled down and back like that is a sure sign of fear and stress. These animals aren’t going for a little dip for fun… cows aren’t exactly natural swimmers. They like standing in water, but this seems more like “sink or swim,” and people are going to act like the animals are pampered? They’re being pulled (by physical force, look at the man’s stance in the first photo) into a narrow, deep pool and forced to swim laps by two humans who—I’ve no doubt—would hurt them if they didn’t comply. 

This isn’t love, respect, or how you would “treat royalty.” This is abuse and purely to make the exploitation of these animals more titillating and profitable for those holding the ropes. 

Thank. You. Not all animals are like people who love swimming. And I once got into an argument on Instagram with someone who said that their bulls were expensive and had “good quality food” so they couldn’t have been abused. Something about prodding and poking bulls to buck and purposely stressing them out for “sport” doesn’t seem ethical to me.

theclassicalhorse:

::FOR SALE::
***BUY IT NOW ON EBAY***Zaldi San Jorge dressage saddle
Dark london color with london piping
17’ seat
Med tree
Super soft leather
EXCELLENT condition
Usual signs wear on the lower flaps
No noticable scuffs or scratch marks
Imported from Spain
I LOVE this saddle. Sadly I need to part with it because this saddle just does not suit my riding.  The knee blocks and the deep seat put you in the perfect “dressage” possition. Since I like to ride with more of a forward seat, this saddle just isnt for me:(This saddle is extremely comfortable and stable on the horses back.  Features:
Super soft panels 
Padded knee blocks
Deep seat
Short pannels fit a shorter backed horse.
Wool flocking
V-shaped back billets for security
Fancy leather keepers
Strap that ties the leg flap down while riding.
Cut back front panels for increased shoulder freedom
Comes with:
Zaldi brand saddle dust cover
Un-engraved name plate
Asking: $2500 firm

Its for sale!!! Theres gotta be someone looking for their next best friend! theclassicalhorse:

::FOR SALE::
***BUY IT NOW ON EBAY***Zaldi San Jorge dressage saddle
Dark london color with london piping
17’ seat
Med tree
Super soft leather
EXCELLENT condition
Usual signs wear on the lower flaps
No noticable scuffs or scratch marks
Imported from Spain
I LOVE this saddle. Sadly I need to part with it because this saddle just does not suit my riding.  The knee blocks and the deep seat put you in the perfect “dressage” possition. Since I like to ride with more of a forward seat, this saddle just isnt for me:(This saddle is extremely comfortable and stable on the horses back.  Features:
Super soft panels 
Padded knee blocks
Deep seat
Short pannels fit a shorter backed horse.
Wool flocking
V-shaped back billets for security
Fancy leather keepers
Strap that ties the leg flap down while riding.
Cut back front panels for increased shoulder freedom
Comes with:
Zaldi brand saddle dust cover
Un-engraved name plate
Asking: $2500 firm

Its for sale!!! Theres gotta be someone looking for their next best friend! theclassicalhorse:

::FOR SALE::
***BUY IT NOW ON EBAY***Zaldi San Jorge dressage saddle
Dark london color with london piping
17’ seat
Med tree
Super soft leather
EXCELLENT condition
Usual signs wear on the lower flaps
No noticable scuffs or scratch marks
Imported from Spain
I LOVE this saddle. Sadly I need to part with it because this saddle just does not suit my riding.  The knee blocks and the deep seat put you in the perfect “dressage” possition. Since I like to ride with more of a forward seat, this saddle just isnt for me:(This saddle is extremely comfortable and stable on the horses back.  Features:
Super soft panels 
Padded knee blocks
Deep seat
Short pannels fit a shorter backed horse.
Wool flocking
V-shaped back billets for security
Fancy leather keepers
Strap that ties the leg flap down while riding.
Cut back front panels for increased shoulder freedom
Comes with:
Zaldi brand saddle dust cover
Un-engraved name plate
Asking: $2500 firm

Its for sale!!! Theres gotta be someone looking for their next best friend! theclassicalhorse:

::FOR SALE::
***BUY IT NOW ON EBAY***Zaldi San Jorge dressage saddle
Dark london color with london piping
17’ seat
Med tree
Super soft leather
EXCELLENT condition
Usual signs wear on the lower flaps
No noticable scuffs or scratch marks
Imported from Spain
I LOVE this saddle. Sadly I need to part with it because this saddle just does not suit my riding.  The knee blocks and the deep seat put you in the perfect “dressage” possition. Since I like to ride with more of a forward seat, this saddle just isnt for me:(This saddle is extremely comfortable and stable on the horses back.  Features:
Super soft panels 
Padded knee blocks
Deep seat
Short pannels fit a shorter backed horse.
Wool flocking
V-shaped back billets for security
Fancy leather keepers
Strap that ties the leg flap down while riding.
Cut back front panels for increased shoulder freedom
Comes with:
Zaldi brand saddle dust cover
Un-engraved name plate
Asking: $2500 firm

Its for sale!!! Theres gotta be someone looking for their next best friend! theclassicalhorse:

::FOR SALE::
***BUY IT NOW ON EBAY***Zaldi San Jorge dressage saddle
Dark london color with london piping
17’ seat
Med tree
Super soft leather
EXCELLENT condition
Usual signs wear on the lower flaps
No noticable scuffs or scratch marks
Imported from Spain
I LOVE this saddle. Sadly I need to part with it because this saddle just does not suit my riding.  The knee blocks and the deep seat put you in the perfect “dressage” possition. Since I like to ride with more of a forward seat, this saddle just isnt for me:(This saddle is extremely comfortable and stable on the horses back.  Features:
Super soft panels 
Padded knee blocks
Deep seat
Short pannels fit a shorter backed horse.
Wool flocking
V-shaped back billets for security
Fancy leather keepers
Strap that ties the leg flap down while riding.
Cut back front panels for increased shoulder freedom
Comes with:
Zaldi brand saddle dust cover
Un-engraved name plate
Asking: $2500 firm

Its for sale!!! Theres gotta be someone looking for their next best friend! theclassicalhorse:

::FOR SALE::
***BUY IT NOW ON EBAY***Zaldi San Jorge dressage saddle
Dark london color with london piping
17’ seat
Med tree
Super soft leather
EXCELLENT condition
Usual signs wear on the lower flaps
No noticable scuffs or scratch marks
Imported from Spain
I LOVE this saddle. Sadly I need to part with it because this saddle just does not suit my riding.  The knee blocks and the deep seat put you in the perfect “dressage” possition. Since I like to ride with more of a forward seat, this saddle just isnt for me:(This saddle is extremely comfortable and stable on the horses back.  Features:
Super soft panels 
Padded knee blocks
Deep seat
Short pannels fit a shorter backed horse.
Wool flocking
V-shaped back billets for security
Fancy leather keepers
Strap that ties the leg flap down while riding.
Cut back front panels for increased shoulder freedom
Comes with:
Zaldi brand saddle dust cover
Un-engraved name plate
Asking: $2500 firm

Its for sale!!! Theres gotta be someone looking for their next best friend! theclassicalhorse:

::FOR SALE::
***BUY IT NOW ON EBAY***Zaldi San Jorge dressage saddle
Dark london color with london piping
17’ seat
Med tree
Super soft leather
EXCELLENT condition
Usual signs wear on the lower flaps
No noticable scuffs or scratch marks
Imported from Spain
I LOVE this saddle. Sadly I need to part with it because this saddle just does not suit my riding.  The knee blocks and the deep seat put you in the perfect “dressage” possition. Since I like to ride with more of a forward seat, this saddle just isnt for me:(This saddle is extremely comfortable and stable on the horses back.  Features:
Super soft panels 
Padded knee blocks
Deep seat
Short pannels fit a shorter backed horse.
Wool flocking
V-shaped back billets for security
Fancy leather keepers
Strap that ties the leg flap down while riding.
Cut back front panels for increased shoulder freedom
Comes with:
Zaldi brand saddle dust cover
Un-engraved name plate
Asking: $2500 firm

Its for sale!!! Theres gotta be someone looking for their next best friend! theclassicalhorse:

::FOR SALE::
***BUY IT NOW ON EBAY***Zaldi San Jorge dressage saddle
Dark london color with london piping
17’ seat
Med tree
Super soft leather
EXCELLENT condition
Usual signs wear on the lower flaps
No noticable scuffs or scratch marks
Imported from Spain
I LOVE this saddle. Sadly I need to part with it because this saddle just does not suit my riding.  The knee blocks and the deep seat put you in the perfect “dressage” possition. Since I like to ride with more of a forward seat, this saddle just isnt for me:(This saddle is extremely comfortable and stable on the horses back.  Features:
Super soft panels 
Padded knee blocks
Deep seat
Short pannels fit a shorter backed horse.
Wool flocking
V-shaped back billets for security
Fancy leather keepers
Strap that ties the leg flap down while riding.
Cut back front panels for increased shoulder freedom
Comes with:
Zaldi brand saddle dust cover
Un-engraved name plate
Asking: $2500 firm

Its for sale!!! Theres gotta be someone looking for their next best friend! theclassicalhorse:

::FOR SALE::
***BUY IT NOW ON EBAY***Zaldi San Jorge dressage saddle
Dark london color with london piping
17’ seat
Med tree
Super soft leather
EXCELLENT condition
Usual signs wear on the lower flaps
No noticable scuffs or scratch marks
Imported from Spain
I LOVE this saddle. Sadly I need to part with it because this saddle just does not suit my riding.  The knee blocks and the deep seat put you in the perfect “dressage” possition. Since I like to ride with more of a forward seat, this saddle just isnt for me:(This saddle is extremely comfortable and stable on the horses back.  Features:
Super soft panels 
Padded knee blocks
Deep seat
Short pannels fit a shorter backed horse.
Wool flocking
V-shaped back billets for security
Fancy leather keepers
Strap that ties the leg flap down while riding.
Cut back front panels for increased shoulder freedom
Comes with:
Zaldi brand saddle dust cover
Un-engraved name plate
Asking: $2500 firm

Its for sale!!! Theres gotta be someone looking for their next best friend!

theclassicalhorse:

::FOR SALE::

***BUY IT NOW ON EBAY***

Zaldi San Jorge dressage saddle

  • Dark london color with london piping
  • 17’ seat
  • Med tree
  • Super soft leather
  • EXCELLENT condition
  • Usual signs wear on the lower flaps
  • No noticable scuffs or scratch marks
  • Imported from Spain

I LOVE this saddle. Sadly I need to part with it because this saddle just does not suit my riding.  The knee blocks and the deep seat put you in the perfect “dressage” possition. Since I like to ride with more of a forward seat, this saddle just isnt for me:(
This saddle is extremely comfortable and stable on the horses back.  

Features:

  • Super soft panels 
  • Padded knee blocks
  • Deep seat
  • Short pannels fit a shorter backed horse.
  • Wool flocking
  • V-shaped back billets for security
  • Fancy leather keepers
  • Strap that ties the leg flap down while riding.
  • Cut back front panels for increased shoulder freedom

Comes with:

  • Zaldi brand saddle dust cover
  • Un-engraved name plate

Asking: $2500 firm

Its for sale!!! Theres gotta be someone looking for their next best friend!

thecityhorse:

khaleesiunchained:

thecityhorse:

Friendly reminder to look before you grab - like a mounting block or bucket - !

This lovely lady was living under the top step of our mounting block and one bite would so some major damage, especially to small children!!

IS THIS
IN MY BACKYARD

I’m SURE there are some in the backyard but this one was at my dressage barn :P

"Well I aint gonna stiff it if thats what you want" "Well I aint gonna stiff it if thats what you want" "Well I aint gonna stiff it if thats what you want"

"Well I aint gonna stiff it if thats what you want"

yahoosg:

These are photos from the stable tour of Cavalia, as the horses rest after the performance and get their manes done.
A beautiful blend of acrobatics and equestrian ballet, the sight of horses running free in urban Singapore is pure eye candy.
You’ll hear lots of gasps and wows at acrobats human pyramids with superhuman agility, and riders performing life-endangering stunts on galloping horses.
This visual spectacle is a great treat for the whole family. yahoosg:

These are photos from the stable tour of Cavalia, as the horses rest after the performance and get their manes done.
A beautiful blend of acrobatics and equestrian ballet, the sight of horses running free in urban Singapore is pure eye candy.
You’ll hear lots of gasps and wows at acrobats human pyramids with superhuman agility, and riders performing life-endangering stunts on galloping horses.
This visual spectacle is a great treat for the whole family. yahoosg:

These are photos from the stable tour of Cavalia, as the horses rest after the performance and get their manes done.
A beautiful blend of acrobatics and equestrian ballet, the sight of horses running free in urban Singapore is pure eye candy.
You’ll hear lots of gasps and wows at acrobats human pyramids with superhuman agility, and riders performing life-endangering stunts on galloping horses.
This visual spectacle is a great treat for the whole family.

yahoosg:

These are photos from the stable tour of Cavalia, as the horses rest after the performance and get their manes done.

A beautiful blend of acrobatics and equestrian ballet, the sight of horses running free in urban Singapore is pure eye candy.

You’ll hear lots of gasps and wows at acrobats human pyramids with superhuman agility, and riders performing life-endangering stunts on galloping horses.

This visual spectacle is a great treat for the whole family.

(via keepcalmandride-on)

heartofhorselords:

ridingthescree:

vodkatiny:

thebarefooteventer:

boomerangthang:

Hoof It

what in the hell…. these hooves are disturbing

jesus christ

:(

that is so wrong jfc

"Girl, you can totally pull of that two piece"

Hveragerði summer ‘14

sandetiger:

idk why she puts up with me tbh

Ok this is adorable sandetiger:

idk why she puts up with me tbh

Ok this is adorable sandetiger:

idk why she puts up with me tbh

Ok this is adorable sandetiger:

idk why she puts up with me tbh

Ok this is adorable

sandetiger:

idk why she puts up with me tbh

Ok this is adorable

Manipulating the head and neck position with hands, reins or bit will not do much for your horse in movement. An “incorrect” head and neck position is the indicator of tension, stiffness, evasion, pain, imbalance, and many other undesirable qualities. If you only focus on the head and neck position, you might be missing out on the reasons why your horse may be holding his head and neck in an undesirable posture. Working from back to front is the key to good posture and self carriage from the horse. Not front to back.

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barefootdressage:

manolomendezdressagetraining:

What movement is this?

Anyone want to give a guess?

Half pass?