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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-44672962

A rider whose mule was refused permission to compete in top dressage events hopes to rewrite the rule book.

Fed up with horses on her team going lame, Christie Mclean, from Stroud, Gloucestershire, asked British Dressage if she could enter rescue mule Wallace the Great instead.

But to her surprise the organisation said only horses and ponies could ride.

She said: "Other than the enormous ears in front of me, there's really no difference to riding a horse."

 

Fucking racists 

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2 minutes ago, One percent said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-44672962

A rider whose mule was refused permission to compete in top dressage events hopes to rewrite the rule book.

Fed up with horses on her team going lame, Christie Mclean, from Stroud, Gloucestershire, asked British Dressage if she could enter rescue mule Wallace the Great instead.

But to her surprise the organisation said only horses and ponies could ride.

She said: "Other than the enormous ears in front of me, there's really no difference to riding a horse."

 

Fucking racists 

the upper classes have spent hundreds of years breeding so they look like a horse, they're not going to change now

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12 minutes ago, leonardratso said:

is it still not a horse?

A mule is 1/2 horse (usually male donkey + female horse -> mule offspring).

Seems to me that it is a reasonable question.  They'd probably find it easiest to introduce an 'other' category (that's how Crufts got around the problem).

Edited by dgul

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A female horse/male donkey is called a hinny. Most of them are born sterile. 

A large mule can be worth a lot of money as they're normally small, have been known to cost £1000's

This is mine, she's not a mule though 😁

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Edited by Happyhaddock
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5 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

Surely mules are cheaper to own and thus would allow more plebs to enter such horse competitions? Is that allowed? Plebs I mean?

This is probably the crux of it, at least historically.  

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3 hours ago, One percent said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-44672962

A rider whose mule was refused permission to compete in top dressage events hopes to rewrite the rule book.

Fed up with horses on her team going lame, Christie Mclean, from Stroud, Gloucestershire, asked British Dressage if she could enter rescue mule Wallace the Great instead.

But to her surprise the organisation said only horses and ponies could ride.

She said: "Other than the enormous ears in front of me, there's really no difference to riding a horse."

 

Fucking racists 

Discrimination against trans specists.

I am sure Steptoe will be along in a minute to give us his views on the matter.

Anyway why should the offspring off Donkeys not be permitted to compete in dressage 

After all they have been allowed into the House of Lords for centuries.

Edited by Virgil Caine

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4 hours ago, The Masked Tulip said:

I am disgusted that there is no accompanying photo of a lady rider in tight jodhpurs in this thread.

Dublin_Performance_Cool-It_Gel_Riding_Ti

Needs a good smacking doesn't it :)

 

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11 hours ago, dgul said:

A mule is 1/2 horse (usually male donkey + female horse -> mule offspring).

Seems to me that it is a reasonable question.  They'd probably find it easiest to introduce an 'other' category (that's how Crufts got around the problem).

What constitutes "other" in a dog contest? A cat?

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3 hours ago, eight said:

What constitutes "other" in a dog contest? A cat?

There was a girl who demanded a place for her racoon in a "smartest dog" competition. Turns out racoons are not terribly clever at competitions aimed at dogs.

 

On the OP, surely the economics of horsey competition is wholly dependant on breeding fees for the winners, so opening the door to cheap, sterile winners spanners the whole deal.

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