Sibyl von der Schulenburg is well known for her success in tournaments (shows), but that she writes books only few people know. Her latest book Stable of Sorrow is focused on the western show scene and, apart from others, also on “pleasure”. Behind the reserved and polite Sibyl as we know her, a sharp observer and precise analyst hides. As a dentist who places his drill where it hurts the most, she places her sharp pen where the circumstances/situations for our four-legged friends are not fair, by which she literally places a mirror in front of our face. But mostly she tells a story. A story of an American trainer, who stays in Italy because of love. A story of a horse owner who began to doubt the meaning of such tournaments (shows). A story of a rider who lives with her violent husband just because he finances her tournaments (shows). A story of an Italian trainer who literally tries to win over corpses. And if we are made to think about it all after we are finished reading the last page, the purpose of this book is truly fulfilled.