Modern Pentathlon -- Riding Phase
Has anyone watched the riding phase of the Modern Pentathlon in the Olympics? I was watching the men's riding phase a little this morning. They draw horses provided by the Chinese for the event. Well, all of the horses I saw had no business jumping 2', much less the 4' jumps in the event!! Countless riders couldn't get around the course and there were so many refusals, run-outs, and crashes through the jumps. Just in the few courses I watched I saw 2 riders give up after being unable to get the horse over a single jump! The riders all looked so frustrated and disappointed. The commentators were saying that they were all very capable riders under normal circumstances. Couldn't the Chinese find ANY horses capable of jumping around a 4' jumper course?? :confused: Did anyone else see this event? Thoughts?