NRHA Members Call Out Professionals Code of Ethics as a load of rubbish. They do not adhere to it and nor is it enforced
Further down in this article you will read the actual comments made by NRHA members and enthusiasts regarding the Professionals Code of Conduct in 2020.
You may have seen the NRHA Welfare Publicity and the Professional Code of Conduct. It reads like the horses are living in Utopia!
What the NRHA States: The Health and Welfare of our Horses
For the love. Of the horse. Of the sport. Of family. Reining is a sport that allows riders of all ages to unite and share their love of and devotion to the horse. They’re driven by the passion they feel for these kind, beautiful four-legged athletes. To compete successfully in Reining, our horses must be in excellent health and tip-top condition. They are cared for and treated as a member of the family, and that relationship is the essence of our involvement in Reining.
They go to say in The Professionals Code of Conduct :
Ensure that the welfare of the reining horse is paramount and that every horse shall always be treated humanely and with dignity, respect and compassion, regardless if the horse does not reside under my direct supervision.
NOW: Look inside the bubble and see what the NRHA members and reining enthusiasts really think. These comments include posts from high profile people within the reining horse business. Are the trainers held to account for their actions? Is there a standard that is enforced?
So this welfare and respect of the horse? From the 2019 Show Season
Would you want to be a member of some of those families?
Are bloodied sides and mouths, wires and spur gravel showing they are treated humanely and with dignity, respect, and compassion?
The enforcement of the Code of Ethics is managed by the trainers. Trainers governing trainers – what could possibly go wrong?
With the large sums of prize money for #runforthemillion #nrhafuturity #nrhaderby to name a few, should they be allowed govern themselves?
Questions are being asked now:
- Are they being truthful to the public with their welfare statements?
- Are the being truthful to the NRHA members who do care for the horses giving them a safety net for horses in training?
- Have you had any experience with the Professional Code of Ethics?
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