So first you are kind enough to throw someones name out there as a witness ( weather or not this person was actually there is another story...)
then you insinuate in a hypothetical that YOU ( because I'm not sure who else you would be posting a hypothetical about...) were there and saw it, was going to video it, but didn't, and claim you were worried about being black balled for something that happened with other people around to see it????
Everyone is on here flaming a young lady who is NOT here to defend herself, from a barn with a reputation beyond reproach ( as far as drugging at shows). If the event was SOOOO horrible ( far more then was mentioned by the RIDER herself in the PRESS) WHY is there not one REAL person who SAW it. I don't care what SOMEONE on HSD said. Everyone is making assumptions about an event that they DIDN'T see. Calling shame onto a 16 year old girl, and her parents. Not a single one of you has first hand knowledge of this.
Here is what we know 100%
1. The horse went down once. ( How it went down and it going down MORE than once is complete heresy)
2.The person holding the horse was the groom and/or barn manager. This person signed as trainer in accordance with USEF rules. ( We don't know if he makes decisions about WHAT the horses are allowed to receive or not. It doesn't matter if YOU would allow it, what matters is if the Coach allows it ( otherwise known as trainer))
3. Once the horse was up it was taken to the barn ( we don't know how long the horse was on the ground. We don't know if it urinated and defecated itself. We don't know if it was on the ground for 1 minute or 10 minutes)
4. A vet arrived to look at the horse and deemed him fit to ride according to the rider ( We don't know how long it took the vet to arrive, we don't know if he did or did not say the horse was fit to ride. We only know what the riders said)
5. A welt associated with a bee sting was found and determined to be the cause by the vet according to the rider ( again we don't know exactly what the vet said as the vet has not commented)
6. Horse later showed.
That is all we know and everything else is an angry lynch mob.