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Re: RC: Horse Dying at Endurance Ride
This is common on multi day rides (due to legistics?)... it USUALLY
slows riders down. It is not ideal, but not unheard of. I did a 100
where there was only a vet check every 25 miles. Slowed me down!
--- Jim Holland <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Are you serious? Only ONE vet check between start and finish? In
> desert in June? I don't believe it! This MIGHT be acceptable at
> say, a
> National Championship Ride, where all the riders are knowledgeable.
> a standard ride? With maybe beginning 50 milers? NO WAY! Why would
> Ride Manager do this? Maybe there is something I don't know here
> (lacking facts and I wasn't there) but if this is true, this is
> definitely a case of poor judgement! The poor vet didn't have a
> of preventing this!
> Jim and Sun of Dimanche
> Linda Hedgpeth wrote:
> > One of the points that has been brought up concerning this ride
> > perhaps, others like it is this: On the 50 miler, the vet check
> is at
> > the halfway point ONLY. There is NO OTHER VET CHECK until you
> > back to camp at the end of the ride. This person suspected her
> > was ill and elected NOT to vet in at the end. The vets told her
> > slow down at the halfway vet check. She didn't and came in on a
> > horse.
> > *Perhaps* if there had been two vet checks on the 50 mile course
> > instead of only one, they could have DQ'd her at the second one.
> > way, if the mare was questionable at the first and was still
> > the dog snot ridden out of her, there should have been some
> > signs at the second . . . . and maybe she would be alive right
> > IMHO, the vet checks should be a little closer together than 25
> > miles - especially on desert rides in June.
> > Just a thought.
> > Linda Hedgpeth
> > Janesville, CA
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