It is one thing if the high stepping (high action) is
inbred and another when it is forced on a horse.
Looks pretty, too whom?
If you like the appearance of the above more than the one below, well you
are a genuine ignoramus.
A human ingenuity at work, using its technology to
improve the nature.
Imagine this more modern and humanistic society improving the nature of
horses via technology.
How far will these nincompoops go to satisfy their vanity?
They do the above so the horse looks like this below, completely grotesque, horse
and rider alike.
What will these animals do for us without objections?
Just how resilient and durable are they?
When God made the horse what was he thinking about?
He saw the future and saw this guy.
Mind you this guy is serious.
The more polished version of the same below.
An obvious silliness and ignorance of the blue-collar
and the more "sophisticated" version of a similar absurdity below, which make the dressage today
even more absurd than the above, because
of its justifications.
The more humanistic society actually invented stretching
exercises to achieve the very much admired and desired curved neck and stretched
front legs as above.
If we keep doing this
stretching for a hundred years, we
can alter the nature of the horse so that it will get so "supple and flexible"
to the point that it will be able to lick its own ass.
| Since many of the nobleman were not decent riders, and could not ride the highly spirited horse, they
invented a fake one. They simply invented a form of training that will make a horse look "proud" and high-spirited. In this modern age this is reflected very much in the present dressage, which is obvious in the preference
in using the dull spirited warmbloods.
This high stepping is not what Xenophon was writing about, but the high stepping infatuation has more or less its origins in the baroque generations. It is one thing if it is bred into the horse, and another if it is
forced on or requested from a horse while not being a part of its
nature. In both cases, from the horsemen perspective, it is absurd. It is like preferring a slower car before faster one while using more gas.
In other words the high stepping horse is nothing else but a result of human vanity that is misusing and abusing horses just for
the sake of appearance. Not just that the high stepping is impractical, but when taught instead of being inbred it
becomes also a pure horse abuse.
Horses will times look like they lift their legs up
high when in natural passage, but it only looks like this because the horse lifts its body well above the ground while in the air. Since most
folks find this play of horses pretty they wish to imitate that while riding them. They completely ignore
the fact that the horse does the natural passage primarily as a form of play, and needless to say
that it does not look anything like a horse playing when presented by the dressage folks.
It would take the whole afternoon to cover the
distance of one mile. If in a race, a grandma in a wheel chair would
beat this horse, have a lunch and a nap before the horse would cross
the finish line. It just doesn't get more absurd than this. The poor
women even dressed for it.
The most preposterous high stepping can be seen in the so-called "Spanish Walk", where the horse in each step picks its front legs up about 3 feet while advancing forward only several inches. It is like reversing the
wheels on a tractor. Just imagine the absurdity of it, because that is what it is when it comes to the mechanics of the horse.
This is usually taught via simple methods frequently practiced by the so-called "masters of the riding art" of the past
and presence, especially
from the baroque era, which some fools call today the "classical" style. It is extremely simple, primitive and times even brutal
way of training a horse to satisfy the human vanities of silly people.
||Nothing to it, any jerk can teach this
to a horse. Just smack it over the shins couple of times with a long
whip, the horse strikes after the whip, and here we go. A woman
loving her horse. Hello! The pinning of the ears says something even
to an idiot. May be she is preparing the horse for the
The horsemen of that day did this because it was required from them since it was in fashion and they were simply adjusting to simple economics of satisfying the demand. Hence the cause of this nonsense was in the interest of the non-horse public that
found this high stepping as some "proud horse" presentation.
The military dressage of the past did not want their horse to step high, because it was not practical and lowered the horse's performance and durability. In simple the high action or the high stepping is nothing else but wasted energy for nothing but for appearance sake.
Now just imagine how this contradicts the horse's nature since by nature the horse moves extremely economically reserving his energy for
an emergency in a case of a needed flight. It simply contradicts the horse in all aspects; hence there is simply no harmony between the rider and the horse in any of the above-mentioned disciplines.
We all do or did in the past stupid, absurd and unreasonable things in our lives, and the new generation
does that as much as we've done it.
I find human stupidity irritating and annoying, and hence I often get angry at myself, but what is repulsive to me is
one's self-deception, because a person that deceives him/her self is nothing else but a genuine coward.
Those who refuse to see truth of their deeds are the decaying matter of humanity, because nothing in nature or in heaven wants to be near a coward. One is better off being stupid and brave than intelligent and cowardly, because the earth is all about brave hearts and not about human intellect.
I rather live in jail, with murders, thieves and liars than I would live in the white house. I prefer the prison to any religion or church, because the self-righteous are the biggest cowards of
all. These "god lovers" too, like the "horse lovers" can never accept the truth,
because the truth would take their lives and dreams away. They prefer to save their
lives, dreams, lifestyles and beliefs to saving their souls.
The criminal often does despicable deeds, but in his heart he knows he is a criminal, while the self-righteous and self-deceived do
often worse crimes, while giving them selves and to others sometimes even "noble"
justifications for such deeds.
One of he most repulsive people in the horse world are in dressage. Not that the
today's dressage is the most abusive to horses, but because they give their abuse of horses a "noble" justification". Like a serial killer is calling his killing an art, they call their preposterous conduct on horses a "riding art".
The root of human corruption lies in lying to children. One really should wonder
just how much
education helps our
humanity since it contains so many lies.
A fool is hard to bear but the coward is repulsive to the entire universe. The mercy of God is in death, for he lets the cowards die, because life needs most of all courage to go on and God will not force anyone to live.
As in nature the brave and strong live while the weak perish.
The weakness of human kind is not in lack of knowledge but in lack of courage.
It was a coward who said," knowledge is
power", yet the same fool is aware of the phrase "absolute power corrupts absolutely".
When one is powerless, it is then that he must be strong, it is then that he must be brave,
and in that way he finds both, courage and strength, but those that seek power are
not only lacking courage but they are also weaklings that will never find
neither courage or strength.
Those who claim to "love" horses need not believe anything in this article
or this site, but imagine just for a moment that it would became clear to you that you are abusing horses, how do you think you would feel? I know, there is no way that this is the truth, it cannot be, because you "love" horses.
This whole websites stinks, doesn't it?