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RE: RC: RE: MALIBU RIDE AND TRAIL INCIDENT
Thanks for the info. Good to know from a ride manager's stand point. If
this happened the way described, another person was put in danger. This
needs to be addressed with the rider by the officials, i.e. ride managers
and/or at the director level, and if that is not adequate a formal protest
must be filed. At the very least it will put the party on notice that
he/she can not continue to carry on like that.
Yes, the alternative is worse.
From: Merryben@aol.com [mailto:Merryben@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: RC: RE: MALIBU RIDE AND TRAIL INCIDENT
But, what should the rest of us 99.9% of riders do when we see this type of
behavior? Any ideas?
Tony, you know I always have ideas. I think that whoever sees this and can
testify to it, so to speak, should talk to the ride manager at the ride and
request that the riders be disqualified for abuse of the horse,
unsportsmanlike conduct, etc. If that does not work the next step would be
to take it to a director. If no resolution is worked out, the next step is
a formal protest.
As a director, I was involved in such a dispute. I talked to the rider, the
vets and the ride manager. Unfortunately, it was not worked out at my level
and a protest was filed. The rider was appreciative of my efforts, the ride
manager and the vets involved were all cooperative and no one got upset.
Most of all, the system did work.
The problem is that no one wants to be the one to file the protest, if that
becomes an option. However, the alternative is worse......
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