There is bewilderment over the scale of cancellations on the UK eventing calendar when the country's vaccine rollout is so advanced.
Lengthy bans for two well-known riders swamped the news last week, but minimal coverage of other cases undermines the deterrent effect.
The sporting world has no choice but to press on with its preparations, but the odds still seem stacked against the Olympics going ahead.
It is no surprise that an aggressive virus has finally ripped through the itinerant horse population of a multi-week jumping tour in Spain.
The eye-watering new costs and delays in taking horses over the English Channel could take years to unravel.
The UAE can still dodge FEI rules at headlining endurance races due to the cock-eyed definition of ‘Minor’ events.
Modern pentathlon is undertaking seismic changes in format for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Should equestrianism be worried by its example?
Petitions for and against top hats in dressage involved many people in wasted work due to misunderstandings about the rule-making process.
‘Money over merit’ concerns have escalated with the acute shortage of jumping shows in Europe but realistically paycards cannot be curbed.
Fans of ‘desert racing’ seem baffled by the suspension - not surprising, against a background of widespread disregard for the rules.