The difference between the on-all-fours ride and the shoulder-ride is of course speed. The former is like riding a snail, but the latter is about the trot, the canter, about double- and triple obstacles. Going like the wind, with flowing manes, that kind thing. Carrying the weight of beauty on your shoulders, with your head trapped between Her breathtaking legs, how awesome is that! Sure, it’s quite humiliating to run around open planes and fields like that, but at the same time it’s absolutely unforgettable. But marvellous as it may be, it can be an ordeal as well. It all depends on your Mistress. She can use the reigns to pull your head off, squeeze you to death with Her legs because you’re slowing down, or let the riding crop do all the talking. Giddy-up boy!