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Re: [RC] Pulse - Punishing the non-Arab breeds -- the problem - Joe Long

On Sat, 15 Feb 2003 22:04:39 -0500, Truman Prevatt
<tprevatt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

The probelm is horses get into trouble that are 48, horses get into 
trouble that 56/48 at the CRI. Horses get into trouble that have "all 
A's" on their card. Horses can get into trouble despite the best 
intentions of their ride riding under the best vet in the world.

Bob is absolutely correct -as much as I hate to admit it ...LOL, 
education is the key. If the rider doesn't care about his horse it won't 
matter the parameters, horses will still die. We need to education the 
ones that do so they know what to look for and will see it ( overcoming 
their own ego) when it is there and pull their own horse. When all is 
said and done, the rider is responsible for the welfare of his own horse.

Amen to that.

I've done so many rides I don't remember a lot about many of them, but
one ride in Georgia is burned into my memory.  It was a 50 mile ride,
and at both the first vet check and at the 25 mile check (which was
back in camp) Kahlil recovered normally and passed his vet check
handily.  But I elected to pull, and not go out again.  Why?  He
wasn't drinking, and "just didn't seem right."  I couldn't put my
finger on anything specific other than not drinking, but I decided to
say in camp.

30 minutes later he was being treated, for colic.  Not returning to
the trail may have saved his life.

-- 

Joe Long
jlong@xxxxxxxx
http://www.rnbw.com




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Replies
Re: [RC] Pulse - Punishing the non-Arab breeds -- the problem, SandyDSA
Re: [RC] Pulse - Punishing the non-Arab breeds -- the problem, Truman Prevatt