Olympic Show jumping under the microscope for animal abuse

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07 Aug 2021, 7:03 am

The elite and wealthy sport of show jumping is under the spotlight after a German coach booted was booted from Olympics for punching horse after gold medal lost.
Video footage appeared to show German mentor Kim Raisner (shown below) striking the horse ridden by Annika Schleu (on the horse), which became spooked and didn’t clear any jumps in the equestrian component of the five-part event.


Many were also upset at the rider Schleu’s constant whipping of Saint Boy when he wouldn’t do as she liked, while others alleged she dug her spurs into the horse, which caused more outrage and claims of animal cruelty.



https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/ ... ika-schleu

About time they look into how horses are treated in these sports.