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Re: RC: Re: Biltmore Blues
Actually, when heart monitors first started being used, they had to be
turned off before you went to P&R at all the rides I went to. Had nothing to
do with who could afford them. It was ride management not wanting their
helpers having to argue with riders about their readings differing from the
P&R person. I haven't heard anyone make an issue of it for a long time, but
I'd guess at FEI rides they wouldn't want to take chances. With continental
&/world championships at stake arguing over a minute is much more likely,
As far as I know, there is no AERC rule about the right to use heart
monitors. A lot of the differences seem to be concerning differences of what
is customarily done under AERC rules rather than what the rules specifically
proscribe rides to do.
>From: Jim Holland <email@example.com>
>It's a minor point, but I resented not being able to use my
>heartbelt.....the argument that someone made about "not everybody being
>able to afford one" is stupid. If you can pay to enter FEI rides, you
>certainly can afford a simple heart monitor...and maybe that SHOULD be a
>valid indicator of a horse's pulse...it's real time and certainly more
>accurate than a stethoscope. Just tell your pulse takers "Don't look at
>it!" Maybe I could cover it with duct tape?
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