Reining Rollkur: any ride at a weekend show
Shame in the reining pen as Rollkur becomes the latest trend in training horses. This video is what any person would see any weekend at a reining show as trainers and riders focus on the head control and leverage of spoon bits for the control of the horse. Reining Rollkur is a hyperflexion that is scientifically proven to cause stress and pain to horses. The horse loses much of its vision whilst in this head carriage, but that does not seem to be a concern to reining horse people. Originating from the dressage pen, this is now a serious problem as trainers look for more shortcuts and control or ultimate submission from their rides. Justification from poorly educated people attempting to refute science only lowers their credibility as horsemen (woman) even further.
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