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Re: [RC] Tevis vets and volunteers - Lynn Kinsky

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At 02:06 PM 8/2/2004, Karen Sullivan wrote:
The one thing I wanted to share was that there was a diligent group of ride volunteers with checklists on the horses, that went around the barns all night monitoring the horses and how they were doing, checking water buckets and food. This was backed by the veterinarians, who were also going around every half hour or so and double clecking horses. I was very, very impressed by all this.

That's very cool. When did they start that? Paul and I used to pay for an extra stall so we could sleep next to our horses rather than leave them alone. We never saw anyone other than a few other riders or crew watching over the horses. Some horses would run out of food and water and have no one there to watch over them.

I started crewing in 1989 and the vets were circulating through the barns all night then. The volunteers seem to be new: looking after the horses until the riders recovered was just part of our crew's duty. (of course our horses didn't get up their pens until almost dawn -- the riders always finished but they took their time about it <g>.)
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Lynn Kinsky, Santa Ynez, CA http://www.silcom.com/~lkinsky/

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