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Re: [RC] ponying - Elizabeth Walker

On Aug 21, 2008, at 1:57 PM, Diane Trefethen wrote:

Well, you have another good point about the vehicle but Circus? That sounds too frivolous... sort of demeaning to a dedicated bunch of horse enthusiasts such as we. How about the Roman Division? Roman riding is where you ride two or more horses bareback at the same time, one foot on each.

Right .. the Roman Riding Division (yeek!)

Oh wait...wait. I have it! The Pony Express Division! Where you cover lots of miles with different horses! And it even SOUNDS like an Endurance kind of thing :)

Actually ... that one might be doable, though not for ponying. Instead, you spot your horses at each vet check (crew / horse handler required). Horse coming *into* the vet check must pass the check before being allowed to depart (immediately, no waiting) on the fresh horse. The crew is responsible for getting the horses to and from the vet checks, and for proper care / cool down of the horse after the rider departs.

Now ... I'm going to duck as all the objections come in regarding the potential for racing and overriding of the horse....


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[RC] ponying, k s swigart
Re: [RC] ponying, Diane Trefethen
Re: [RC] ponying, Elizabeth Walker
Re: [RC] ponying, Diane Trefethen