Yesterday, Mackenzie sent me a link to her blog and asked for my opinion on the piece she did about the Pentathalon event. I loved it! Even though while I was reading it I was putting on mittens to prevent myself from scratching out my eyeballs at the horrors at what passed for “horsemanship”.
My understanding of the Pentathalon was that an athlete demonstrated their versatility by competing in 5 events. Not having ever watched an event, I just assumed that the competitors were good at each of the events. Ya, apparently that’s not the case. Well, at least they’re not good at riding – who knows about the rest seeing that, as was recently pointed out by a commenter, this is a horse blog!
Please check out Mackenzie’s blog post here, and let me know what y’all think of the modern day pentathelete’s riding skillz. They be illin’, right dawg?
(I’m so sorry for that last part.)