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Re: [RC] A Much Better Proposal - Barbara McCrary

I wholeheartedly agree with this.
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Sent: Monday, January 08, 2007 8:40 PM
Subject: RE: [RC] A Much Better Proposal

One of the really GOOD things about our current system is that most of our ride vets are considered to be friends and confidants to the riders, dispensing advice in the best interests of the horse.  Punitive systems tend to set up an antagonistic relationship, and that in turn is NOT good for the horses.  Riders in danger of being suspended are more apt to try to hide problems for fear of getting "kicked up" to that dreaded next level. 
So while this proposal does seem logical on one hand, it has a real downside of jeopardizing the good relationships that our vets and riders usually enjoy, and that could be a real loss for the promotion of horse welfare, too.


RE: [RC] A Much Better Proposal, heidi