'I Can't Watch Anymore' Julie Taylor
Ashwood Publishing is proud to have done the editing and book design on this important book, published by the author's own firm, Epona Media.
'Catalogues what happens to sport horses in plain sight … should be compulsory reading for all of us who care about horses.' — Professor Paul McGreevy BVSc, PhD, FRCVS; author, Equine Behaviour
Passionate, yet rigorous and meticulously researched, this eye-opening book holds equestrian sport up to Olympic standards and finds it sadly wanting.
Doping agents that used to cost Olympic medals rebranded as benign ‘medication’. Shell federations with no riders or horses, propped up to make the sport seem ‘global’. Judging that favours spectacle over the welfare of the horse. From the failure to prevent rollkur, to the easing of the ‘blood rule’ to appease riders, to horses competing with the nerves in their legs cut to numb the pain of injuries: this is a tale of entitlement, privilege, and spineless regulation, always at the expense of the horse.
This compelling book challenges the reader to confront the reality of high-level equestrian competition today and say, along with so many others, ‘I can’t watch anymore’.
Julie Taylor About the author
Julie Taylor worked as a staff writer for Denmark's premier glossy equestrian magazine, Magasinet Hest, before co-founding the groundbreaking equine science streaming service, Epona.tv. Epona.tv's primary aim was to disseminate evidence-based horse knowledge, but its journalists also broke some of the biggest scandals in the history or equestrian sport, documenting horse abuse, doping, and cheating in stories that went worldwide.