Re: [RC] Thoughts - Barbara McCrary
BRAVO, Julie! Well said.
As for horse fatalities.....Smokey Killen had his horse drop dead right out
from under him on Castle Rock 50 one time. They were
WALKING down a hill, at about 25 miles into the race. Riders who had been
in Smokey's proximity confirmed that he had not "over-ridden" his horse at
any time. We had an autopsy done of the horse and the vet said he had had
an aneurism of an artery in the lung. Ruth Waltenspiel said once, "If we
all ride enough, sometime we are going to have a horse die during a ride."
(As close as I can remember her statement). It happens, accept the fact.
And don't beat up on the person who loses a horse during a race until you
find out WHY the horse died. Over-riding can be controlled at the vet
checks by disqualification.
I am another rider who does not agree with weight divisions. I've seen big
men win on small horses, and I feel if a person wants to win, then buy and
condition a horse that can carry your weight and has the capabilities and
desire to win. But, like Julie, I'm also in the minority.
Off my soapbox......
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Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2002 7:35 AM
Subject: [RC] Thoughts
> People who complain about lack of information disseminated by the AERC
> learn that they have to do a little work on their own and that means
> the time to sort through the minutes, find the issues they are
> concerned about and then delve into them in depth and make their judgments
> known. Board meetings are open to the public. Attendance at just one
> earn our directors the respect they deserve. Do I always agree with them?
> I am against weight divisions. I am in the minority. Majority rules.
> In regard to horse fatalities, to paint everyone with a black brush who
> lost a horse is being incredibly blind. Anyone who thinks it can't happen
> them, in total absence of abuse, is living in a fantasy world.
> Julie Suhr
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- [RC] Thoughts, Marinera