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Re: [RC] What is weighable? - heidi

Not wanting to further the debate...just educate myself, in this matter.
 Someone said AERC rules say "rider and tack" are what are to be
weighed....so does that mean the AERC considers consumable items like
food and water part of tack?

No, I'd interpret "tack" as meaning actual items that the horse wears. 
Empty bags and bottles could easily be considered "tack"--but anything
that the horse is not going to continue to wear throughout the ride should
be left off in determining weight.  (I use those 20-ounce disposable water
bottles, and quite frankly, I don't pay any attention to whether I have
empties aboard when I weigh or not, because they weigh practically nothing
by themselves.)

I know in NATRC when we are weighed we don't weigh with anything
consumable. Like I said just want to make sure I understand the rules.

While it isn't spelled out, that is the common sense approach in AERC as
well.  (And Angie, I dunno about you, but I know my water doesn't stay in
my stomach very long--I either sweat it out or I have to get off and pee!)

Are there really that many folks that do sneaky things to get to ride in
the wrong class?  I sure have not seen this to be true in CTR and hope
it is not in endurance either.

No, very few.



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[RC] What is weighable?, Tracey Smith