Do we truly believe that this is without force?
This is Sjef Janssen.
Watch this horse, he is given absolutely no choice. How is he to fight back. He is told to give up or else. Between his nose pinched and tied shut with a crank noseband and his head and neck tied to his own chest, he is absolutely helpless.
This method takes advantage of the fact that we horses have no muscular strength in the top few vertebrae. Destroy what litte we have by forcing us to ride like this and yes you can then do it afterwards in the warm-up ring without force. Because we then have nothing left to fight with.
This incredibly talented horse never did go on in competition. I always did wonder what happened to him. One of those that never made it. Something that people seem to forget, they only seem to remember the winners.