Horse Welfare in Sale Yards

Horses are regularly consigned to sale yards throughout Australia. Fetching low or bargain prices, many horses thankfully find new homes. For sellers, yards offer an efficient means of disposing of unwanted horses.  But not all these horses are old or of no use to anyone.  A reader recently saw a foal alone in a yard…

Online Criticism of Judges and Competitors

  Outrageous and destructive comments and opinions are published sometimes on social media about judges and competitors. Plain disrespect, self-aggrandisement, simple jealousy or ignorance of what’s correct are some factors that motivate attacks. When do these self appointed critics and amateur online publishers (let’s call them the disgruntled) go a step too far and expose…