ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: Vet Check Protocol

Re: Vet Check Protocol

Truman Prevatt (truman.prevatt@netsrq.com)
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 09:05:27 -0400

> And there, one the horse being checked out was my blanket! I
>asked the rider why she had my blanket and she just shrugged it off -
>said that her horse was cold and my blanket was handy. So I know
>firsthand that there are riders out there who think that everyone's
>belongings are "community property". I was pretty discouraged by it - I
>don't have the luxury of a crew - and if I have to have one just to
>"guard" my belongings I won't be able to participate. Fortunately, I
>think riders like the one I am describing are the minority.

This is why that when I don't have a crew all my stuff goes out in a large
plastic box that is taped shut. I put hay in a garbage bag inside the box
to keep the box clean. If I set out water at a check, I put it in buckets
with tops and put the tops on or I put garbage bags in the buckets and tie
the bags closed. People are less likely to open a closed box than pick up
a blanket laying around. Since I started doing this I have had no trouble
with people helping themselves. It is not fun to spend time the night
before getting everything ready only to have it missing at the check.


Truman Prevatt
Sarasota, FL

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