Whilst it is true that it could have been worse, I think the point is Maggi that none of it is necessary at all. What is the world coming to? What is the price of winning? You and/or your horse being violated? What a sad comment on society that just because you were the best on day that others feel within their rights to seek revenge for your hard work and training.
Showmanship *should* be about the best person winning, and if you aren't that person, well then, you congratulate your peers, go home, work hard and come back and whoop their butts the next time. THAT is how you go about seeking revenge for losing.
ETA: I am sorry that it happened to your horse as well Maggi, just horrible (even if you don't think so ha ha).
All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl.
Last edited by sarahver; 04-04-2011 at 07:17 PM.