Should she have been competing?

niagaraduval

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I was at a showjumping show (bsja). I saw a mare who was being ridden by a young woman. I noticed her tied to the lorry she was so pretty, so I went and watched her competing. When the mare was tied to the lorry she had two very sore red marks on her sides. Obvious spur use. Whilst she was competing her sides were now bleeding whilst the young woman riding her was spuring her on, in the same place constantly. Her sides were all bleeding.. it was horrible. I was going to say something to the judges, but I didn't. Should she have been competing like that?
 

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She would have been eliminated more than likely if the judge had guts and you had informed them.. I justed to judge write and saw a couple of riders eliminated for similar things.

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No, but if the judges have no balls and no one stands up and actually complains then she'll be left to carry on.
 

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I've seen judges call riders to the box following abuse of the whip. They possibly didn't see the sides of the horse clearly, very often they are quite a distance from the actual riders.

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I was watching a big class at Olympia and the first horse in was white/grey and had blood all on its side from spurs. Nothing was done and it ruined my enjoyment of a big event
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next time you see something like this then speak up. It's abuse plain and simple and she ought to have been disqualified without a doubt. I jump BSJA and I don't even carry a whip, if a rider is not expereinced enough to know how to use spurs then they shouldn't be riding with them
 

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I was watching a big class at Olympia and the first horse in was white/grey and had blood all on its side from spurs. Nothing was done and it ruined my enjoyment of a big event
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Show jumping class?
 

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Definitely speak up!! Many years ago a friend & I were watching an Advanced DTM & one horse was bleeding from the spur marks, we did speak up & as a result the rider was dropped from their national team & the RSPCA agreed to make random calls on Dr comps in future. I still feel sick when I think of it, but very glad we did something about it!
 

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No! Certainly not!!
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Complain!!

I complained when competing at the weekend as another rider showjumped in the class, against the rules, did so with with a schooling whip
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Speak up!! I did,;) and the rider was deservingly disallowed
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