Home Current News News Archive Shop/Advertise Ridecamp Classified Events Learn/AERC
Endurance.Net Home Ridecamp Archives
[Archives Index]   [Date Index]   [Thread Index]   [Author Index]   [Subject Index]

[RC] another dead horse - Dot Wiggins

After reading the following remarks:   "invasion of privacy"    "if you don't like it just don't go"    "unenforceable"    "funds available for research"  "who investigates"     and many other "when, where,  why, how"   questions I have to say these attitudes do not so much protect the horses as turn some folks away from a wonderful sport and great organization (AERC)  
This doesn't help endurance or the horses.
I like Jim Holland's approach  about as well as any I've read.
Should help to get some of the info we need, doesn't antagonize too many folks, and should't cost an arm and a leg to put in practice.
Tracking horses that are treated (or just pulled) at a ride might be practical.   Some folks might not send the followup paperwork, but with the incentives Jim offered most would.
AERC is not a "police" organization.  Let's not turn it into one.
If we are to continue to grow and progress let's work on education.