Have to agree with the event Vet ! that horse is fit and although I would prefer it to carry a little more I dont see an issue . More problems in my view with overweight horses being shown in this country.General riders cannot tell the difference between fit or emaciated ,I do not see any muscle wastage on that horse!!!Total b*&&** disgrace, the chairman of the FEI should resign for having allowed this horse to compete, endurance as we knew it is dead, its now just another vehicle for animal abuse.
Some concerning views on FB this morning about how it is ok for horses to be pushed so hard that they need IV fluids to recover after a race. This is coming from a UK rider by the way. So, in order to compete against those who don't care about anything but the win, are our homegrown riders willing to push their horses beyond what is acceptable? It's a worrying thought, but I'm guessing that chasing prizemoney is more of an incentive than getting a nice rosette and a sense of achievement.