Tuesday, August 12, 2008


We watched a show jumping final in the olympic equestrian competitions. I, as half American, had hoped for the US rider who got the silver medals. Still, it was a nice story that the winner was an amateur who beat all of the professionals. He is a dentist from Germany, riding in his spare time. This is great.

While I like watching equestrian, I cannot help wondering if the dog sport agility would not suit equally well in the Olympic Games. Like in show jumping with horses, there is a human guiding the dog, though the human runs beside the dog, which makes it somewhat more of a sport for the human as well. Maybe we will see agility in the Olympic Games in the future, it is said that this sport is increasingly popular throughout the world. However, I believe this will have to be in the far future.

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