When I go to WEF, I feel like I’m at a horse show aquarium. So I watch a lot and take a lot of pictures and learn by observation.
One of the things I like to do is pick a class and see what kind of bits/hardware/tack people are using. For this trip, I chose a Low Junior Jumper classic. It was interesting, because overall I’d say that the horses at this level were super athletic, fast and scopey… but they often times needed the assortment of “tools” to be controlled by their younger riders.
Also, some of these horses had a lot of hardware but were ridden by very talented kids with super soft hands. Remember, a picture isn’t 100% of the story. Also remember, these are kids and let’s keep any comments general and not picking on any of these juniors in a mean way.
Now I share with you what I call “(Gag) Bit-a-Palooza” 2014.