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Re: [RC] managment and completion awards - m l

I think you missed the point.  I have no problem with
hard luck gifts or thank you gifts.  The completion
awards are for people who complete.

Lindy
--- Annie George <annie@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Some rides give out the Tshirts to all entrants
before the ride starts. I think thats great. It also
advertizes the ride. Your completion is recorded
with AERC. Giving  hard luck award Tshirts is just a
nice thing to do. Especially to encourage new
riders. Now That rider will have allot of nice
things to say about that ride. And She will be back.
How we get treated at rides by all the staff
involved is very important to all of us. Annie G. 
Anne George Saddlery  www.vtc.net/~ageorge
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: m l 
  To: oddfarm 
  Cc: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2003 8:20 AM
  Subject: Re: [RC] managment and completion awards


  Failing to complete a ride is a learning process. 
You
  shouldn't be handing out completion awards just
  because someone spent money on gas, training,etc. 
  Sometimes luck does come into play, but not that
  often.  LD's is so people will learn how to handle
  different situations.  The idea of endurance
riding is
  to complete the ride under certain rules which is
an
  accomplishment. People do know how much each ride
  cost,
  how much it cost for gas etc..  They don't if know
  they are going to finish the ride and that is what
it
  is about.  Being able to get your horse through a
ride
  under different conditions, under a certain time
  frame.  It is a way we are able to measure what we
  know and where we need to improve in the horse
world. 
  If people have a problem with not getting an
award, go
  in to another sport.  You don't get a raise at
your
  job when you haven't completed your work.  Why
would
  you reward a rider when they don't complete the
ride? 
  Doesn't make any rime or reason.  

  Lindy
  --- oddfarm <jsalas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
  > On completion awards, I don't remember if I gave
out
  > shirts before or after but I did give them to
  > everyone. You can ask my kids, husband and
trainer
  > Wendy and I think they will all agree, I am not
soft
  > hearted. In fact, trainer Wendy says I have no
  > heart, especially when she breaks her elbow and
I
  > still make her go get beer. (Who knew? Besides,
it
  > was just a six-pack, not like a case or anything
  > really heavy. She had another arm for crying out
  > loud!).
  > 
  > The reason I gave everyone a shirt was because
it
  > takes a lot to get to a ride. The hours of
training,
  > money spent on supplies and entry fees, gas and
time
  > off work for most people makes it hard for me to
let
  > them leave empty handed. Sometimes a
  > did-not-complete is out of the riders control
anyway
  > like a lost shoe, tripping, rider can't
finish,etc,.
  > Just because you didn't finish, doesn't mean you
  > didn't try really hard to finish. 
  > 
  > And with all the griping about LD rides and
nobody
  > knowing how to ride them properly, why wouldn't
RM
  > reward a rider for making the smart choice not
to
  > complete if their horse wasn't capable and as
well
  > prepared as they could have been? Let's see...if
I
  > race and win, I get a shirt but I don't deserve
it
  > because it is just a LD training ride and I am
  > nothing but a hot-rod. If I don't race, go
overtime
  > or choose not to complete or get pulled, I don't
  > deserve to be acknowledged for what I attempted
to
  > do on a training ride. Things that make you
  > go...Hmmmm?
  > 
  > Now that I am back to riding Odd Todd, I will be
  > using a select few LD's for speed work. That's
  > training, right? 
  > Lisa Salas, The Odd fArm
  > What would you attempt to do, if you knew you
could
  > not fail?


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