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Re: Re: CRI

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Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2000 11:26 AM
Subject: RC: Re: CRI

> In a message dated 2/20/00 10:41:40 AM Pacific Standard Time, DVeritas
> <<  That Not being the case, it is incumbent upon the rider to ensure that
> they cannot be an "asset" to the horse's attempt, then they should
> to minimize being a "liability" if at all possible.
>      The discourse before us lends me to believe that there are those
> to do just that.  The "tools" available to you seem many and your "desire"
> share them with us (speaking for myself, of course) is appreciated.
>      Information is important...but what we do with it seems even more
> important.
>   Frank.
>   >>
> Can't agree more. So far, I'm far more impressed with the riders I've
> encountered on Ridecamp than I am with the "professionals" who want to
> the actions of the riders. It's a sport, and "stuff happens" in a sport,
> when the stuff  happens, it is the rider who has the vested interest in
> animal, not the vet.
Unfortunately, Tom, there are more than a few riders out there who do not
have the vested interest in the animal when it gets in the way of a "win".
There are many more who have the vested interest but not the knowledge and
rely on the vets to help them through the learning curve. The "morality
police" whom you denegrate are certainly not there for the money or the
power or fame.....there's none of that available in the pot. They are there
because they love the sport and the horses and I for one will trust their
judgement for though they may err occassionally, I would rather err on the
side of protecting my horse any day of the week. Most of us are in it for
the long haul.

In this day of the government "protecting us from
> ourselves", I am always suspicious of the underlying motives of the
> self-appointed morality police--particularly those risking nothing in the
> sport.
> ti


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