Originally Posted by countercanter
The IHSA is supposed to promote horsemanship and sportsmanship. If someone high up in the IHSA heard about this there could be some serious consequences for that host school.
Looking back, I sort of wish that I had tried to find out someone high up to email about my concerns... and not necessarily the region 'moderators' who were there. Granted, they didn't witness this particularly nasty episode... but it seemed like they were letting a fair bit slide.
It shocked me how many other people were there to witness this happening without protesting. I know that there were more people than just me who disapproved. Then again, I wonder if it might have helped for me to intervene with a sharp word.
I would have loved to be able to take on the pony, but the owner was asking $2000 for this grade unregistered 4 yr old pony who would have needed to be essentially restarted from scratch... I couldn't do it, even if she was cute as a button.