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[RC] the sport? - terre

Greenalls wrote:

I watched a horse die of heat exhaustion (the autopsy is not complete, but nothing else showed up) last weekend. I watched the whole thing. The sport killed the horse. Spain...same thing. Pan Ams, the same thing.

Gee, I don't think so. Actually, I think the riders killed these horses. The difference between the horses that die and the ones that don't isn't "the sport"--it's the riders. You could have five mile loops with hour holds--and some people would still manage to ride their horses to death. As long as experienced riders, who know what they are doing, are prepared to risk the consequences of riding 'on the edge', there is no place you can put the edge where they won't find it.



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