I don't think Mandarino is helping her case by the posts she is making in this thread.
A lot of people feel bad for Emma that she is caught up in this indirectly. No one is vilifying her. They feel bad that she has to deal with the aftermath of this when she really shouldn't have to.
Edited to say: If the situation with "Humble" were addressed properly, Mandarino could have used it to improve her image not drag it further down as she seems to be doing currently.
Everyone knows the Late Ted Kennedy had a lot of bad press during his lifetime. Some of it was very damaging. When he went up against Romney for Senate a number of years ago, he got scared and for good reason. Romney was beginning to garner quite a bit of support, enough that even democrats were willing to acknowledge that the man had a "future in politics". What did Ted Kennedy do? He talked openly about his past problems, admitted that he made a lot of mistakes but was trying to be better. Now whether you believe that or not is another matter, but he was savvy enough to know that he wasn't going to get anywhere by lashing out, getting angry or trying to snowball the voting public. Mandarino would do well to look to that example for ways to get out of a bad situation.
You seem to be a very busy person. But wait! There's more? Yikes.
In my opinion, you are doing yourself and your "business" no favors by posting here.
Perhaps your attorney thinks it is a smart move?
I agree. Really no need for IV injections on the show grounds except in the case of emergencies. That list of (legal) junk given to those ponies is ridiculous. If your horse is too unsound or crazy to show without the injectables, don't show it or get a new horse.
I suspect most horses would go just fine without all those meds.
IMO the outcome of this hearing has a secondary effect which could send a very discouraging message to future protesters.
I have never heard of an "administrative action". Does anyone know what it is and why one would be filed instead of a protest?
I am also curious why, if the USEF "had access" to the results of the entire autopsy, those results were not given to the USEF? How does one "have access" to vital information, and still not be able to get it?
I am disheartened by the failure of the USEF to uphold this protest. Obviously, not having been at the hearing it's impossible to know with certainty what evidence was and was not presented. But based upon the facts that do seem agreed upon, this trainer injected a pony with something less than 2 hours before it was due to show. That injection killed the pony. The trainer has not refunded any of the lease fee to the family that leased Humble for Devon. The trainer left the show grounds leaving behind at least one other client who then had to show a different pony without the trainer available. None of these actions seem in line with what would be expected/desired of a member in good standing with USEF. USEF's actions to temporarily suspend the trainer immediately upon receipt of the protest, then uphold that suspension upon appeal, then seemingly arbitrarily lift the suspension prior to the hearing and then to not uphold the protest ultimately all make me wonder what type of decision making is going on in the USEF.
Next thing you know, ponies will be getting plastic surgery to pin higher in the model :no:
I can't imagine showing requires that much in the way of medications if a horse is properly trained and conditioned. How old are the ponies/horses that are getting injections for their hocks anyways?
After this debacle, they probably wish they never did it. :(
Between this case and the Jill Burnell/Gray Fox Farms fiasco, USEF is not in a good place right now.
And while I appreciate that you legally don't have to incriminate yourself, if you refuse to say what you were really injecting, can't blame people from drawing conclusions....
Isn't there a photo of the medicine list posted outside of Humble's stall at that show? It was pretty long and detailed, I believe.
A poster earlier stated that the lease money has NOT been returned to the family that was leasing Humble at the time when Mandarino killed him. Is that true?