Stable Scoop Episode 5 – GQ Model Victorious in the Mud
A world of horse news this week from Burghley to Hong Kong. Glenn the Geek and Helena B also introduce you to The Horse Radio Network’s newest show! Get up to date on the happenings at The Kentucky Horse Park for The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. We get a status report from Lisa Jackson, Director of Marketing and PR for The Kentucky Horse Park.
Show Notes and Links:
- Burghley has a muddy mess for the horse trails last weekend. See the results here and a slide-show here.
- USDF announces 2008’s Hall of Fame Inductees. Congratulations to Robert Dover and Fiona Baan. We discuss their accomplishments in the world of dressage. Read article.
- Noted equine authority Dr. James Rooney dies at 81. A true pioneer in the study of the anatomy of the horse. We discuss his life. Read more here.
- USA fields a great team for the Paralympic Games in Hong Kong. To read all about the team – check out Jacki’s coverage at Regarding Horses.
- Interview with Lisa Jackson, Public Relations for The Kentucky Horse Park to talk all about the preparations for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in 2010.
- And we announce our new 2010 Radio Show (see below).
- This week’s emails:
Glenn the Geek and Helena B,
About the Spurring Incident from Episode 4: Regarding the trainer who won the derby cross at Myopia: According to Dictionary.com, the word myopia not only describes an ophthalmic condition in which one can see only what is very close in front of him (in other words, nearsightedness), it is also defined as “a lack of foresight or discernment.”
The latter is most assuredly a fitting description of any trainer who puts winning above compassion, sportsmanship, or common sense.
Unfortunately, trainers like this have been around since the beginning of time and will probably continue to show up occasionally in the future. In my opinion, there is no talking to such individuals; they already think they know everything, will tell you to mind your business, and close themselves off.
The best thing that we can do is exactly what the good folks at the Myopia show did; strip him of his winnings, and banish him. A trainer who cannot compete will soon be a trainer out of business.
For those who don’t compete but rather run pleasure riding stables, it is up to savvy horse people to step forward and contact Animal Control when a horse (or any animal) is being abused.
One hopes that this trainer’s embarrassment will prompt him to reflect on–and change–his training philosophy.
And if not, let’s just hope the numerous other qualified and reputable trainers out there–those who train with integrity and are passionate about bringing out the best in horses and humans–will outshine the few bad apples.
And…I did have one other idea. Maybe someone who listens to this show and lives nearby this trainer could download “The Stable Scoop” onto a CD and send it to him in the mail. If he knew the entire country was talking about him, maybe he’d be “inspired” to try another approach to horsemanship.
Thank you for bringing this important and disturbing incident to light. You two do good work!
Newest show launches on the Horse Radio Network this week! We are attaching the first episode to the end of this Stable Scoop Show to give you a sneak peak!
The unofficial weekly radio show (podcast) that brings you news and interviews about the 2010 World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Lexington, Kentucky. We save you time by gathering all the important WEG news for you! Listen every week as the horse world gets ready for 2010! Part of The Horse Radio Network.
This will be a weekly podcast running 10 to 15 minutes in length, unless we have an interview then it may run a little longer. The show will be posted every Monday for the next 106 weeks.
We will be covering the news about the games from all angles. We will take a look at the preparations, The Kentucky Horse Park construction, a little of the local Lexington controversy and closer to the games the riders and equine athletes that will be participating. We will bring you occasional interviews from the powers that be and the riders but mostly we will focus on the news surrounding the games. Glenn the Geek (host) lives in Lexington and is at the Kentucky Horse Park almost every week. He will give you the perspective of a local horse-person and what the vibe is in central Kentucky leading up the games.
Click here to go to www.2010radioshow.com.
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