Don't know if you saw this one, but I'm willing to bet it will make you as angry as it makes me: http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/397/309300.html
I can sort of see a potential use for a dummy once you had a horse working in getting a horse accustomed to people falling off it, which might be necessary if you were working with kids ponies or in other cases where frequent falls are fairly probable, but that doesn't seem to be what the creators of that particular tool have in mind. It's depressingly representative of the state of horse training here.
I live in a country where the state of horsemanship is so lamentable that this is considered acceptable and, indeed, a good idea.
Thanks Ben. It looks alot like the dummy Monty Roberts use to use in his colt starting demonstrations. It leaves me wondering why somebody who would want to use something like that is even thinking about starting a horse. There are so many things wrong with that concept. What idiot thinks that breaking in a horse is about teaching a horse to ignore a dummy flopping around on his back? What relevance does that have to teaching him to be a good riding horse?