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January 16, 2013

Doping Takes Center Stage At USEF Convention

Photo by Ahmed Mobarki/iStockPhoto.com.
hughesfox
1 year 39 weeks ago
playing dangerously
so it looks like that both human and animals are alike as animals has been applied also with drugs doped by their owners in orders just to win games. it's really an act of cheating and no place in... Read More
Ghazzu
1 year 48 weeks ago
Honest mistakes?
If anyone truly believes that the truckloads of pharmaceuticals given to many hunters on the circuit are merely an oversight by trainers who don't realize they shouldn't be simply adding new... Read More

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Lucassb
1 year 48 weeks ago

USEF approach to fixing the drugging problem

While I am glad that the USEF is talking about the issue of rampant drugging of show horses - a discussion LONG overdue, in my opinion - I find the suggested remedies extremely disappointing. An "open book quiz" for trainers on the drug rules? Thinking about maybe someday possibly requiring the official show vets to demonstrate they know the rules? Really? That's the best we can do? I'm sorry - that's just pathetic.
PDS
1 year 48 weeks ago

USEF Drugs and Medication Committee recommendations = horse crap

This is not a new problem. The issue of drugging has been known for years and yet the USEF and this committee would have a reader believe they are acting quick? What a joke. Until the USEF gets serious with hard hitting fines, penalties and enforcement, NO amount of education as prescribed in the USEF Drugs and Medication Committee action items will have any discernible positive effect.
Ghazzu
1 year 48 weeks ago

Honest mistakes?

If anyone truly believes that the truckloads of pharmaceuticals given to many hunters on the circuit are merely an oversight by trainers who don't realize they shouldn't be simply adding new medications to the current list, I would sincerely like to interest those credulous beings in some high-income potential oceanfront property in Arizona. These absurd and often medically unjustifiable regimens are being administered to replace training and horsemanship, not to optimize the well-being of the horse. It is tragic, and it is obscene.
hughesfox
1 year 39 weeks ago

playing dangerously

so it looks like that both human and animals are alike as animals has been applied also with drugs doped by their owners in orders just to win games. it's really an act of cheating and no place in professional sports.
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