Hell, why do we bother with this ‘apprenticeship’ caper, anyway? Shouldn’t we just throw these young lads on a horse and let them get on with it. I mean, how hard can it be?
William Buick is one of the most successful and promising young riders in the country, and is riding against the biggest and best practically week-in, week-out these days. Given the highly competitive nature of the sport at that level, I’m sure just a cautious eye on Buick’s disciplinary record in the next few years would suffice, instead of pushing forward some other agenda by questioning his ability- or is it his ethics, Tom?