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Re: [RC] Protest & Education - Sisu West Ranch

Perhaps we had better redefine what was observed.  If you define "overridden" as not fit to continue he was not being overridden.  What was observed was a horse that was taking awhile to come down in pulse (say 15 minutes, well within the allowed parameters), and at the trot out acting more tired than an average horse should at that point in the ride. 
If, as almost all riders do when requested by the vet, he had slowed down for the second loop the horse would have finished fine.  It is never possible to have a crystal ball and stop everyone from going into the gray area of running a horse faster than the horse really should that day, but slower than the pace that would cause a crash.
Ed and Wendy Hauser
Sisu West
2994 Mittower Road
Victor, MT 59875
(406) 642-9640