Wow. I had no idea. Animal cruelty? WTF? Was there corruption too?

No idea. So I follow equestrian sports and every olympics hating on the modern pentathalon basically becomes a side effort from every equestrian blogger who is following the olympics. The people in the pentathalon can't bring their own horses, they draw horses provided by hosts out of a hat and they have something like ~15 minutes to learn about the horse and then they have to go jump a course. Most of them don't ride that well and it never goes well.