Home Shop Classified News, Stories Events Education Ridecamp Videos Cartoons AERC
Endurance.Net Home Ridecamp Archives
[Archives Index]   [Date Index]   [Thread Index]   [Author Index]   [Subject Index]

[RC] Horse that won't pulse down - Chipnml

I know this is late, but I've been gone from Thurs until Monday and am wading through all my email.  Anyone who remembers when I started competing Cheers 12 years ago will remember a horse who had to be vetted with a chain on his nose.  The longer he had to wait, the worse he behaved.  We didn't have LD in the midwest at the time, so I was doing CTR which involves a lot of waiting.  I remember one time I got so mad at his behavior I kicked him hard in the stomach as the vet was approaching with his stethoscope.  His pulse jumped to 72 and I broke my toe.  We did switch to endurance just because the vet checks were easier, but I kind of wish I'd stuck with CTR for another year to teach him.  Oh well....at our last ride last year the vet called him "steady Eddy" and the "been-there-done-that horse."  He's great at checks now, but still can be a brat on the trail.