Why is this considered okay though
I honestly never understood why this was necessary to get your horse to run faster.
Like in any other case slamming down on your horses back and kicking the shit out of your horse would be unacceptable.
Like, are there not other alternatives to get your horse to run faster?
It creates drag, and the bouncing slows the horse down because you’re not going with its movements and causing pain. If you watch really good barrel racers, they know how to ride properly.