I've been struggling with my feelings after the news of two rider deaths and one horse death this weekend. Maybe it is the fact that one of the lives lost was a young Canadian man, who was following his dreams, dreams I can relate to, dreams that are in line with my own. Lesley Grant-Law has posted an excellent piece on what has happened - and her thoughts on the problem. I happen to agree whole heartedly in everything she is saying. Something has to change - and it won't happen by us shrugging it off as a "risky sport".
I am going to share Lesley's post below: from Horse-Canada where Lesley has her own blog column.
June 14, 2014
Today Jordan McDonald died.
To Shandiss, the McDonalds, and the Winter family. The Event community mourns for you.
I need some time to reflect on my feelings of eventing right now. I feel sad, lost, and unsure of whether or not this is the same sport I fell in love with. I guess only time can show me what is right for me. Thank you Lesley for sharing your thoughts with us.