Fuck the equine

As have many people around the world, I've been watching the Olympics quite a bit recently and I have been struck by how out I place the equestrian events are. (Aside: I feel a rant a-coming, so I will try to be sussinct in order to avoid that.)

To put it simply: The equestrian events have no place on the Olympics.

The Olympics should be about the pinnacle of human achievement. Repeat, HUMAN achievement. Showing how well we can dominate and train another animal is not an achievement. It is the worst form of human hubris. It is not humans competing against humans. It is horse vs. horse.

It is not a sport. It is not human competition. It is pompous and annoying, and should be removed from the Olympics. That is all.