Horses don't have a sound for pain. Puppies whimper. Kittens mew. Horses, on the other hand, endure. Silently. The performance horse world is full of silent horses. We can learn to hear them though, if we want to.
Aug 5, 2012
FEI, you suck.
Heres Patrick Kittel, of the blue tongue fame, showing us how its done at the Olympics. The FEI assured us on its FB page that the stewards were ON it. No rollkur here!
Feh. Seriously. Feh. A pox on them all.
Rollkur is harmful. Rollkur is unnecessary. Rollkur is cruel. FEI, you suck.
Seriously. This is why, on Dr. Heuschmanns recommendation, I made my hats that say 'DRESSAGE-Ist Nicht fur Rabauken' and the back of the hats say 'Pferde Nein Ensklaven'. This translates as 'DRESSAGE-its Not for Bullies' and the backs say 'Horses Arent Slaves'. Its my own way of putting it out there.
We need to put these people out of business. We need to tell the FEI that we care. We need to tell show managers that we know which judges reward this. It will not stop until people make it very clear, with their pocketbooks and their voices, that it *must* stop. If we love our horses, and we love our sport and our industry, we have to speak up.
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