The experience with Australian horses going to the UAE appears to be less
Please note this information is hearsay - but it is only 2nd hand from a
who was just over there working in a vet hospital.
Several top Australian horses have gone over to the UAE, and have since
The vetting procedures are very lax, because the vets are paid by the
so they a more lenient than normal. After one ride recently, all but one
from a race ended up in the hospital ( the one exception was ridden by an
It appears that the horses are over-ridden, and if they break down, they
Food for thought.
I've heard similar accounts of horses form the US which were sold and
shipped to UAE. The things I heard were all totally rumors. But, I have
no reason not to believe them.
You bet it's food for thought. Makes me think of where we're headed with
money driving our sport.
Linda Van Ceylon