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


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.


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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RE: [RC] AERC Reply to Request of 2002 Horse Death Info, Steph Teeter