[RC] CYA yourself/# of Vet checks - kathy . mayeda
I am always amused when people make a big deal out of
unsubscribing and stomping off in a huff! There are
ways to quietly unsubscribe and/or just not post if you
feel offended by anything. One night I was in a
cantakerous mood (when am I not..) and I wrote a long,
extremely huffy letter about why I was leaving the group
and unsubscribed myself (yes, we can do it.) Then I
noticed that I had accidently NOT posted it. I just
started laughing at myself because I'm sure that all
that would have done would have people saying "what's
got into her?" and not really seeing the point I was all
huffy about. I'm glad that it didn't post.
I've been rolling my eyes a lot lately about some of the
topics - like the endurance calendar stuff, but it was
all in good fun and people were lighthearted about it.
I enjoy Howard because he doesn't really take himself
seriously and everything is tougue in cheek. But I
don't think that he's god. He's just another colorful
character from Ridecamp.
Roger and Randy are setting an example of what I like to
see from our BOD and what I like about some of the
discussions on Ridecamp. Thoughtful expression of
opinions without taking it to the personal offense level.
Now my 2 cents worth. I have only done one multiday
series. There was only one vet check during the ride
and a very brief visual inspection prior to each day's
ride. There were very few pulls each day of the ride.
Single day 50's with two more vet checks have
significantly more pulls. The multi-day formula of just
having a lunch vet check a la Duck seems to be working.
If it ain't broke, why fix it. Making a rule to have
more than one vet check seems unnecesary. Most single
day 50's in the West will have more than one vet check
anyway and usually have pretty thoughtful vetting (or
perhaps some overzealous vetting in a few cases). I
don't think many horses are suffering from not having
enough vet checks.
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