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Teach Your Children Well

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Editorials | Comments Off on Teach Your Children Well

Teach Your Children Well

By Jeremy Steinberg “The average youth rider in the country does not have resources to be buying expensive horses. On average, they do not have the ability to have a second or third horse in their string. Not all parents can spend the family savings on a horse purchase, and even if they would, we should not be encouraging that, as it’s not responsible or self-sustaining.”

Equestrian Sport’s Future: Horse Racing Has An Image Problem – What Can I Do To Help?

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Editorials | Comments Off on Equestrian Sport’s Future: Horse Racing Has An Image Problem – What Can I Do To Help?

Equestrian Sport’s Future: Horse Racing Has An Image Problem – What Can I Do To Help?

By Neal Benoit “… don’t get discouraged, throw up your arms and lament over what can possibly be done to fix everything that is wrong. If you do, you will become impotent and do nothing. Instead, ask yourself this simple question. “What can I do to help?” To that there is an answer.”

PETA’s Anti-Racing Campaign: Open Letter from the Retired Racehorse Training Project

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Editorials | Comments Off on PETA’s Anti-Racing Campaign: Open Letter from the Retired Racehorse Training Project

PETA’s Anti-Racing Campaign: Open Letter from the Retired Racehorse Training Project

By Steuart Pittman “Public scrutiny has its place … That is the environment that racing and all sports are in today. So what. Let’s have the conversation. Let’s tell the story of what life is like for a racehorse. And let’s tell the story of what these magnificent animals do later in life with the education they receive as racehorses. Maybe somebody will listen.”

Horse sports at the Olympics: Let’s take nothing for granted

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Editorials | Comments Off on Horse sports at the Olympics: Let’s take nothing for granted

Horse sports at the Olympics: Let’s take nothing for granted

By Neil Clarkson “Generally, news of the formation of the latest committee to deal with the issue du jour is pretty underwhelming. However, I am going to go into bat for the FEI Bureau and suggest that its proposal to set up a council to protect the interests of equestrian disciplines in the Olympic movement is a smart and forward-thinking move…”

Bridging the Gap: Different forms of riding come from the same foundation

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Editorials | Comments Off on Bridging the Gap: Different forms of riding come from the same foundation

Bridging the Gap: Different forms of riding come from the same foundation

By Ken Faulkner “[W]hatever we think of the differences shouldn’t we all agree that the passion should be evident by the softness, the pleasure and the ease of communication between the horse and rider? And, isn’t it a joy to watch a ride – any ride – that doesn’t look like mental, emotional and physical warfare between the horse and the rider.”

The New York Carriage Horses: Kangaroo Courts. Deconstructing Myth

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Editorials | Comments Off on The New York Carriage Horses: Kangaroo Courts. Deconstructing Myth

The New York Carriage Horses: Kangaroo Courts. Deconstructing Myth

By Jon Katz “There seems to be no one – journalists, politicians, activists – who speaks for them, for me. The carriage people have become cardboard cut-outs, caricatures of pure evil, it is a jarring failure of journalism and political responsibility. And of fairness. Those who see magic in the horses and their relationship to New York and are troubled by the savage and relentless campaign to banish them are simply co-conspirators in a great conspiracy to harm animals.”

Is the Holy Grail hidden within the FEI?

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Editorials | Comments Off on Is the Holy Grail hidden within the FEI?

Is the Holy Grail hidden within the FEI?

By Neil Clarkson “… it occurred to me that the mystery, drama and intrigue that currently surrounds the future of the FEI presidency would make a much better movie than The Da Vinci Code.”

Big questions overhang Manhattan carriage controversy

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Editorials | Comments Off on Big questions overhang Manhattan carriage controversy

Big questions overhang Manhattan carriage controversy

By Fran Jurga “The NYS Horse Council calls on all other State Horse Councils and all concerned horse groups and horsepersons throughout the country to come to the support of the New York City carriage horses and the carriage industry. The world is watching what happens here; the outcome could affect YOU!”

Leave the horses and drivers alone

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Editorials | Comments Off on Leave the horses and drivers alone

Leave the horses and drivers alone

By Father Brian Jordan, Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum AND Maryam Kashmir “A religious perspective on the dignity of work for man and animal alike…”

What is the future of equestrian sports?

Posted by on Dec 27, 2013 in Editorials | Comments Off on What is the future of equestrian sports?

What is the future of equestrian sports?

“More than 80 delegates from more than 30 countries took part in the inaugural three-day Global Equestrian Forum in The Netherlands in the first week of the month.”