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Re: [RC] [RC] Running with your horse - Susan, Princess of Pink

Actually, the rules don't say one way or the other.  Weight DIVISIONS are computed with rider and tack.  Under best conditions, it says the ride manager determines the weight and time.  Of course, that's just simple calculation based upon the timer and scale.
The ride manager does have say in this matter.  While I don't care if a person runs the entire way with the horse, I do think it's inappropriate for the "runner" to be weighed with the tack if the horse didn't carry the person's weight. 
One way around all of this is to have posted in the ride flyer that to be considered for best condition, the horse must carry the RIDER 90% of the time (or what ever % management deems appropriate) and that the rider will be weighed immediately upon completition.

Merryben@xxxxxxx wrote:
In a message dated 11/3/2004 9:54:55 AM Central Standard Time, glenn218@xxxxxxxxx writes:
If I were RM and KNEW a person who was in contention for BC ran most of the way, I'd insist that only what the horse carried be weighed.  I wouldn't bother with weight division points...only weighing in for BC. 
I think this is against the rules.  BC is the weight of the rider and tack........mb

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)
Re: [RC] [RC] Running with your horse, Merryben