When in doubt, perfect prep.

It was a slight blow when Rob Gage suggested a kid to use perfect prep to on of the readers on style my ride:

This is not to say that I believe that animo acids and herbal supplements that take off extra, unnecessary jitters don't have their place.  However, when trainers blindly suggest behavioral modifications to horses they aren't familiar with I can only assume that modifying the horse is becoming the only remedy trainers are capable of doting out.  

It is even more upsetting that Gage looks at that unbalanced six year old obediently toting his rider around the big eq ring and thinks such a heavy horse in need of a few half-haults is wild and unmanageable.

Young kids are eager to learn how to ride, I hope we have more to offer then this.