ridecamp@endurance.net: [endurance] AERC Numbers on Horses

[endurance] AERC Numbers on Horses

BigDave or Corry Clinton (ddc@Rt66.com)
Thu, 11 Jul 1996 15:14:01 -0600 (MDT)

Lindy writes:

>Great Idea on using AERC# on the horses hips. This would also help >ride
>management on the non-aerc people.

I believe that this is not such a hot idea. How many times have you seen
requests on how to remove numbers, do you want 4 or more numbers on your
horse? An argument could be made that you would only have to mark your
horse for the first ride of the year and it is there for the season.
The more digits you use to number a ride's horses, the harder it is to keep
track of things. It would make llfe very difficult at Vet Checks; can you
imagine calling horse "45673 you have 5 minutes"? Ride by radio checks,
gate checks, and even the finish line personnel would have difficulty with
large random numbers. The more numbers, the more chance for errors.

Furthermore, many ride managers (if not all), like to use a numbering
system to distinguish between the 50 and 100 milers, and also the 25
milers. They use a unique system to indicate who is in each ride by
starting the 100 milers, for example, with nr. 100, etc; the 50 milers with
50; and the 25 milers with nr. 1.

Let's keep it simple and use small consecutive numbers.


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