Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Some Serious Riding
I was bored and browsing some You tube videos.
I ran across this little gem.
Go ahead and watch the video before reading any further. I'll wait.
Folks, that is some serious riding, not to mention some seriously athletic horses.
Almost as interesting as the video is the comments that everyone made about it on you tube. I was flabbergasted at the number of people who were criticizing riding styles. I'm pretty sure that when riding into battle and bullets are whizzing past your head, the last thing on your mind is "Gee, am I riding properly?" I'd love to see anyone maintain a perfect riding position over obstacles like that.
Of course there are lots of comments on the cruelty of it all.
I do not feel qualified to participate in a debate over whether or not this is cruel treatment. To say it shouldn't have happened is like saying that George Washington should not have led the rebels against British, or that we should not have fought against the Germans in WWII.
These horses were being trained to go into battle along with the brave young men astride them.
Taking horses into war...is it cruel?
Just as cruel as sending our sons and daughters along with them. But it is what it is.
"Freedom isn't Free"
The next time Trax says he doesn't want to cross a little stream, I will show him this.