17 Mar '12, 7pm

Five Horses Killed in Two Days at Cheltenham

You are right that there are many other disciplines other than racing, and horses that will never race. I am an event rider, and my main horse is an Irish Sport Horse (he's exactly half Irish Draught and half TB). And even though I've competed him at Advanced level, I don't think he even knows that there is a 4-beat run gait! I own and run a full care boarding facility, and while we get ex-race horses here, we have mostly warmbloods doing dressage, cross-bred hunters, Arabians, Welsh ponies...we even have a Fjord stallion here. At one point we had an Orlov Rostopchin and some Budyonnies! How's that for diversity? And the riders here do dressage, hunt, hunter/jumper, event, trail ride, and drive. I absolutely understand that there are MANY other things than racing. That's how I make my very meager living; caring for horse of all disciplines. But what I absolutely understand...

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