Olympic Horse Riders Claim Horses Are Spooked By Statue

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The Olympic Games in Tokyo have brought on some challenges. Now, the drama has made it's way to the equestrian portion. Riders, from a ton of countries, are claiming that the sumo statues are spooking the horses, which makes it dangerous for the horse but also the rider. “As you come around, you see a big guy’s (butt),” British rider Harry Charles said. Among the horses alarmed by the setup was France’s Penelope Leprevost, a team jumping gold medalist in 2016. She wasn’t sure if the wrestler specifically threw off her 12-year-old stallion, Vancouver de Lanlore.

Also, the horses traveled on Air Horse One to Tokyo.

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