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RE: responsibility is the owner's,not the vets

Very true MB (and along comes the ) BUT I have been at rides where the vets profess they will do all they can to help you finish! In my mind that is not in the best interests of the horse, NOT EVER!
When we gain respect for our rules, when we gain respect for our horses and when we gain respect for our ride officials, then we will see a diminishing of such problems. We (the AERC) have the necessary rules in place and we have the necessary procedures in place. They are in place not for the benefit of the competitor, but for the benefit and welfare of the horses.
Let us all, as responsible persons and competitors, compete with a willingness to adhere to the AERC Rules and Regulations, expect to have all our fellow competitors do the same and protest fully and vehemently any who transgress.
And you all tell me to dream on ....
Bob Morris
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From: []
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2001 8:30 PM
Subject: RC: responsibility is the owner's,not the vets

In a message dated 6/22/01 2:04:53 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

Can a ride vet legally pull a horse's saddle and bridle to force the rider
to handwalk if he/she feels that is in the best interest of the horse?  I've
seen it happen, but don't know if it was okay by AERC standards.

They can and they do but I maintain that if a horse must be restricted by
time and/or pace, it does not need to go further, even another mile.  The
horse does not care about his record, his completion or his mileage.  If he
cannot proceed without restrictions, he should be done.......maryben

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