Originally Posted by Eolith
Yes, it was a show hosted by the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association... I'm not a fan at all. I haven't liked any of their shows that much in terms of the treatment of the horses.
Yeah I live right near Dartmouth College and I know some of the horses they use and they are not trained. The ones that are supposed to be novice level are more like intermediate. So in that case they are not safe not to mention that when you ride you hop right on the horse and don't even get to try the horse out. I don't know why they came up with this solution for shows. Its beyond me. I have heard a lot of nightmare stories like yours. But with horses taking off on people and rearing and craziness.