Re: [RC] Re: [RC] Ride shortages: maybe it's time... V. LONG! - Heidi Smith
> All that calculating and figuring and the riders hovering around asking
> the award meeting will be when there are still horses waiting for their
> final vet check for scoring. Managing a CTR is a big pain in the patootie!
> It's very hard work for the vets and lay judges too. In a simple novice
> ride, the horse is given a very thorough physical exam twice!
'Scuse me? A CTR isn't any more difficult to judge than vetting an
endurance ride. I've done both, and I have to assess the horse at every
check and record my findings at both. In a "simple novice" LD a horse is
also given a very thorough physical twice. And more times for longer
distances. An accomplished endurance vet can generate the scores for CTR
judging just as quickly as he/she can dictate the A's,B's, and C's to an
endurance ride vet scribe. Just have to add up the numbers at the end.
Doesn't take long at all. :-)
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