Re: [RC] Steph's Article in Nov. EN - Truman Prevatt
As Stepth pointed out there have been exhausted horses in most of the WEG's
- but the FEI had dodged the bullet till the conditions turned bad in Spain
and what would have been another "race" turned into a ride where rider knowledge,
experience and savvy counted.
Now it's time for the FEI reevaluate their endurance program and make the
changes necessary. Steph hit it on the head as to what these changes need
to be. We will see which direction the FEI goes, I sure hope they will make
the necessary changes for the protection of the horse's welfare. The problem
has been there along, it's too damn bad it took two horses giving their life
before anyone noticed. I sure hope they didn't die in vain.
Steph Teeter's VP Message in the November Endurance
News is a very clear and insightful article worth the reading.
Way to go, Steph...I certainly agree with with your proposed "significant
tightening of the qualification criteria at international championships."
And putting "media appeal" behind the solving of "our more basic, and
very serious, problems" is a dandy idea.
Frank Solano & Eastwind Tatonka
- [RC] Steph's Article in Nov. EN, DVeritas