Tuesday, February 9, 2010
As you know, I am a new rider. I am certainly no expert, but rollkur seems barbaric to me. It seems to be a way to have power over a horse instead of actually working as a team. Horse of Course (http://horseofcourseeng.blogspot.com/) and Grey Horse Matters (http://greyhorsematters.blogspot.com/) express my sentiments regarding rollkur.
On Feb.9th, the FEI will hold a closed door, no press allowed meeting to discuss Rollkur for the fifth time.
The list of invitees is long but only one man has spoken up loudly against rollkur again and again and refused to be silenced is invited. That one man, Dr. Heuschmann will stand quite alone in a room dominated by interests that have nothing to do with the good of the horse. Please show him and the FEI that his fight, our fight has not been in vain and that there are thousands upon thousands of horse lovers who stand with him.
A petition is live on his publisher's website.
"YOU can HELP Dr. Heuschmann put an end to rollkur on Feb. 9th at the next FEI meeting by signing your name to to a list he will take with him. Every voice is needed, it is time to step up and be counted for the good of our horses. Go to www.wu-wei-verlag.com and click "Officials! Stop Hyperflexion!". If you want to help Dr. Heuschmann prevail, end rollkur and horse suffering please share this message with everyone you know, use your Facebook page, twitter, blogs, phone. Together lets make a difference.
I am hoping that there will be a positive outcome for Dr. Heuschmann. My fingers and toes are crossed that the FEI will actually listen and do the right thing.