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Re: [RC] AERC Reply to Request of 2002 Horse Death Info - Jim Holland

Steph:

My apologies...<cringe> I did not mean to even IMPLY that it came from
you...after re-reading my post, I realize it may have come out that
way...one of the problems with this media! <sigh>

It most certainly did NOT come from Steph...

Jim, Sun of Dimanche, and Mahada Magic



Steph Teeter wrote:

I have also been
"chastised"  :) for submitting an "inappropriate" post to Ridecamp
detrimental to AERC because of the "sensitive" nature of the subject. >>

Hey - not by me! I think this issue needs to be aired. In any equine sport,
some horses will get hurt, some may die. It is ridiculous to hide this fact
behind a 'watch out for PETA' fear. I believe we should be open and
proactive, not keep it in the back closet. Admit the risk, deal with it,
minimize death and injury any way that we can. I don't think we'll ever
elimate incidences - too many factors including accidents and pre-existing
conditions. But we can sure pay a lot of attention any time there is an
incident - and put our energy into understanding it, out of which may come
more solutions for future prevention.

Steph

-- 
Richard T. "Jim" Holland
Three Creeks Farm
175 Hells Hollow Drive
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
(706) 258-2830
FAX (706) 632-1271


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