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Re: [RC] what's the point... - Susan Garlinghouse

And the sooner we start working from that premise the more likely we are
to make progress in mitigating the risk on our horses.

I agree with you 100%, T.  I think it's a Big Picture kinda deal.

Susan Garlinghouse DVM

Endurance rides
are a major stress factor on the horse. We ask them do this for us. They
do not voluntarily do it on their own no matter what me might like to
think. They would just as soon be in the field muching on grass.

We ask the to do it, and they do. Because of that we have the
responsibility for their welfare not only on the trail but in trying to
insure the sport is as safe as possible for our equine friends. Our
responsibility to the welfare of our horse does not end when we get off
the trail.


Susan Garlinghouse wrote:

Howard wrote:

I'm not saying we're risking death just by going to a ride.  I *am*
that Howard is right in that we shouldn't pussyfoot around and pretend
endurance is not a stressful event, and that 99% of the time, metabolic
trouble occurring at a ride is occurring *because* that horse is at a

Susan Garlinghouse, DVM


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