‘Don’t mind the eq’
Here’s my equestrian-internet pet peeve: When people post of picture of themselves riding and say, “don’t mind the eq lol!!!! just look at precious pony!!”
It’s hard not to do; I’ve made jokes about my equitation over fences before in posts with pictures to let people know that hey, I’m self-aware! I know I shouldn’t be riding this way! But from here on out, I’m just going to go with it. Sometimes my riding is ugly; that’s okay. I make mistakes, I work to correct them. Besides, if someone wants to tear apart my equitation on the internet, I don’t think anything’s going to prevent them from doing so. Because those people are crazy.
Does it bother you when you see someone post that? Do you post that kind of disclaimer? Do you even look at someone’s position, or do you focus on the horse by default? (That’s kind of what I do.)