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And in these races each and every rider has the same amount of weight for the ride.  And the same type of saddle.  Are you wanting there to be one type of saddle for these events?  Are you wanting each division to weigh the same?  Then some people will have to add extra weight to their saddles to meet the weight of the heavest rider in their division.
I am going to go back to weigh the rider.  That will determine the division the rider will ride in.  They can then choose the tack and extras that they want to carry on the ride.
DaNel Resha

terry banister <terrybanister@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Flat-track ractracks weigh the jockey AND the saddle . . .

"May the Horse be with you"

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Rae Callaway" <tallcarabians@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "DaNel Resha" <flash_cupid@xxxxxxxxx>,"Susan,
Princess of Pink"
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2004 18:01:58 -0600

But the saddle weight DOES matter, regardless of whether someone chooses a
heavy saddle, light saddle or no saddle - the horse is still carrying the
weight. What are we judging here - the what the horse is carrying or how
fat or thin the rider is? I feel it's what the horse is carrying that's
important because he's (she's) the one that's lugging everything, saddle,
bottles, hardware store & rider, over the course, so it's ALL that
weight that wears on the horse, not just the rider's weight.

Tall C Arabians - Central Region
----- Original Message -----
From: DaNel Resha
To: Susan, Princess of Pink ; jlong@xxxxxxxx ; ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 3:59 PM

After reading many peoples comments. I feel just weigh the rider and the
rider's clothing. Don't worry about saddles since so many people have
different tastes in Saddles. Don't weigh water or food since they will be
used during the ride. Do weigh the extra items that people choose to carry.
It is their option to carry those items.

Riders have to ride the horse so weigh the rider only. If someone chose
to do a ride bareback it is there option and there would be no saddle to

DaNel Resha

"Susan, Princess of Pink" <glenn218@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'd rather keep the weight divisons the way they are. That way, more
of us can be competitive and get our little trinkets.

Perhaps we should weight just the person and clothes (please wipe the
mud off your shoes!) and adjust the weight parameter accordingly.

Joe Long <jlong@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

One more item: I haven't seen much comment about my proposal to
reduce the
number of weight divisions from four to three (or even two). How
about it? If
we get some discussion going we can ask the Board to put it on the
agenda for
the Convention meeting, and maybe get it done for the 2006 season.

Susan [Young], The Princess of Pink
Semper Obliquo (Always aside)

Glenndale Grace Farm, Ft Gibson, Oklahoma U.S.A.

"Ride on! Rough-shod if need be, smooth-shod if that will do, but
ride on! Ride on over all obstacles, and win the race!" - Charles
Dickens (1812-1870)

DaNel Resha
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Re: [RC] [RC] WEIGHT DIVISIONS, terry banister