Originally Posted by My2Geldings
You know when you get to that level of competition, people's thinking really gets twisted. They get so obsessed with winning and cleaning out the ring, that I honestly think mental illness starts being a problem.
She's been playing with fire for a long time, and this was going to happen at some point or another. As much as I think she is a phenomenal rider, this time around-she deserves to get whatever does end up coming her way.
No, I don't know.. why don't you enlighten me, seeing as you've ridden internationally so many times.
As it has often been phrased to me, why would someone go out and spend tens of thousands of dollars of their own money, or their sponsor's, to go to a competition when they don't think they have a chance of winning? Of course these people want to win. It either directly or indirectly, means a paycheque.