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Re: NASTR Board Members.........

I agree with you 100%, Angie. Make sure you have all the facts before
forming a lynch mob.
I had rode an arabian gelding 2 years ago, at his first two 50's (after 3
years of LSD and CTR's) he placed top 3 at both , he was a natural, low
pulses good paces never a stiff muscle after a ride. He slipped on wet
ground in the paddock, before ever doing a third ride, and broke his back, I
had no choice but to put him to sleep.
I have been riding my mare for 2 years now and I still hear sniggers behind
my back at rides that "there goes that girl that rode her horse into the
ground, placed top ten at his first two 50's and now he's dead!!" little do
these people know how much this hurts as I would give anything to have this
horse back even if it meant never doing another ride again!!!!


----- Original Message -----
From: Rides 2 Far <>
To: <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2001 8:19 PM
Subject: RC: NASTR Board Members.........

> >> Can you please shed some light on what happened to this horse. All I
> can think about is how could this 19 year old
> > "newbie" loped her horse the whole 50 miles!!!
> Would everyone PLEASE slow down.  All I can see here is a lot of people
> jumping to conclusions over hearsay.  Duane Barnett is head of the vet
> committee.  He asked for eye witnesses.  I think everyone else should
> chill.  Sometimes it's good to hash things out fast on ridecamp...other
> times it's better to proceed slowly and Endurance News is a better venue.
>  Unless somebody rode right with this 19 year old you do not know that he
> loped the whole way. Sounds like a comment one person made and others
> quickly repeated as fact.  What does it look like when a person logs on
> to for the first time and the subject line "horse dying" is
> all down the page?  I've been in this aport 14 years and have seen one
> horse die.  I hung out at the race track in Florida and saw 3 horses die
> in ONE NIGHT of racing.  Our record is good....incredibly good compared
> to some of the other sports.  It is good compared to large "wagon train"
> type trail rides.  We will get to the bottom of it.  Let's not form any
> lynch mobs.
> Angie
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