A quick thought about the Olympics.
Concerning the equestrian events. Now, I don't usually follow the Olympics that closely, but before this I didn't realize the Olympics had
equestrian events. And to me, it seems kind of unfair. The Olympics are supposed to be about human athletes, and with this equestrian stuff, the horses are doing most of the work. Now, I've never ridden a horse before, so maybe it does take a superb athlete to ride one. But it looks like the horse is just following instinct (in the races jumping hurdles), or training (like that weird dancing competition). I don't know how much the human is doing in those cases.
Come to think of it, one might say the same thing about the bobsled, but at least there there's a bit more direct control (I would think).
Also, do the equestrians bring their own horses with them, even with all the headaches about importing fauna across international borders? Or are these rented Chinese horses?
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