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‘It’s not easy to go out there and be yourself’: Carl Hester discusses his fears about social media and sport

With debates in the dressage world surrounding top hats and helmets just one equestrian topic that has been gaining a lot of traction online recently, Carl Hester is concerned that social media might be putting young riders off competing.

“People online can get pretty rude, savage even from some of the things I have seen written about people just because they might want to wear a top hat,” Carl says on episode 24 of The Horse & Hound Podcast. “It does need to be a serious debate – it’s about people’s lives after all – but it doesn’t get to get as vicious as I have seen.

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Article written by: Polly Bryan

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