In 2021, 4 of the Top Ten Qualifying Riders have been written up for horse abuse and caused major uproars for their treatment of horses across the world. Yet here they are being cheered on and promoted.
— Does it take a known horse abuser to set this event on fire?
— Does it take questionable or unacceptable training tactics to get these horses to perform?
— Has reining really changed or is the media machine burning up membership money to hide what goes on behind barn doors.
What we can tell you is the offenders are not the highest scoring person or the only female in the team.
Amid the lights and applause remember the journey some of these horses are going through to be in the ring.