I went to a fair this weekend particularly to see the speed show that morning. My friend was riding in it and thought it would be loads of fun. And the perfect opportunity to take some action shots!
Being a horse person, I couldn’t help but notice all the different bridles and “head gear” that were used to get the horse ’round the barrel!!
Take a look…
There were some very talented horses and riders at this show and the reason for this post is not to bash anyone. It just made me think and I wanted to talk about it. Some horses were ridden in a simple snaffle bit and did really well… others had everything but the kitchen sink strapped to their head.
Why do some of them need the extra pressure? How did it get like that? Why can some be ridden lightly and others are having their faces ripped off?
There’s always a story, a reason why someone thinks it’s necessary.
I have my own thoughts and opinions about this stuff.. but I think it’s a good subject to bring up and talk about. There is always something to learn, for everyone.