The URI below points at a YouTube-type clip on a German website. The clip is 57 seconds long and there’s no audio.
If you view it you’re going to see the six-year-old daughter of Ingrid Klimke (big BIG time dressage star) riding her mother’s dressage schoolmaster.
I’ll say the salient points again.
Six years old. No saddle.
And if that’s not enough…
The eagle-eyed cognoscenti will notice that the horse performs and repeats a sequence of one-time tempi changes which is very advanced, high-school dressage movement.
Just ask anyone who rides.
* Six years old
* One-time tempi changes
For the record, I think the schoolmaster is doing most of the pupil’s work as well as all of his own. But she’s six years old and riding tempi changes bareback FFS!