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Re: Fw: [RC] What makes you do this? - Debbie Buick

I volunteer because it is the best way to learn about pulse, resperation, warning signs, rules, attitudes......etc.  I do combined driving, at the prelim level, and we need volunteers for our sport too, so I volunteer for endurance when I'm not showing.   Come volunteer for one of our events when you have a day off!  We see some things I don't like in driving too, like excessive whip use, unfit horses, etc.
I'm enjoying this discussion, as some of you have some really good points.  Another thing I question is someone who shows up to ride a horse for a "friend' that they've never been on, because their horse is lame.  Is that a good thing to do?  They haven't bonded with a horse they've never rode, so they aren't there because they love their horse, it isn't even thier's?  Should an endurance rider ride a strange horse, is that in the best interest of the horse, inquiring minds want to know?  One lady made a comment, "well, he's not mine, and he doesn't have much of a brain", that didn't sit too well with me either, even though it may be a fact, why ride that horse?  Just curious.
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Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: [RC] What makes you do this?


Just curious - If endurance riding in general is so distasteful to you, why are you volunteering at rides and why are you participating in Ridecamp discussions?

"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out"

Re: Fw: [RC] What makes you do this?, Vallonelee