8/17/07

Who is the Athlete?












Who is the athlete - the rider or the horse?

9 Comments:

At 8/17/07, 9:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both! But the sum is greater than the individual parts.

 
At 8/17/07, 11:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both. I would say the horse is an extension of the rider.

 
At 8/17/07, 2:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is getting trained? Who is being chemically enhanced? The rider or horse?

Jeff
Buffalo

 
At 8/17/07, 3:05 PM, Anonymous tlanger said...

I think Jeff touches upon the real question; IS IT a sport when the horses are on so many drugs? Ironically, the governing body actually sanctions some the enhancement drugs, but checks “regularly” to make sure the horses aren't being given what's considered over the legal limit. It's kind of surprising PETA isn't all over this topic....

Todd Langer
http://www.squidoo.com/functional_fitness/

 
At 8/17/07, 3:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever rode a horse at half speed?

TC

 
At 8/17/07, 4:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, the rider is an extension of the horse

 
At 8/18/07, 5:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually,PETA is all over the topic. There are electroshocks to teach the horses to start fast, there are hurdle races which end up with many dead and injured horses every year... it is no animal friendly sport (such as for example distance riding is).

 
At 8/18/07, 11:20 AM, Anonymous tlanger said...

Anonymous,

I'm glad to hear PETA is on it, because it's pretty easy to make an argument horse racing is animal cruelty...it's the best chemist, not necessarily horse, that wins....

Todd

 
At 8/20/07, 12:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PETA is a radical organization which puts down 2/3 of the animals in their own shelter. They have also provided funds to an arsonist in the USA to fire bomb labs. Check out Penn and Teller HBO expose on youtube about PETA.

 

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