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Re: Legal Remedies and Herbs
Can't think of any words more plain, exact and to the point than how the
Rule 13 of the AERC Rules and Regulations are worded.
13. The integrity of Endurance Competition requires that the equine is not
influenced by any drug, medication or veterinary treatment. Endurance
equines must compete entirely on their natural ability.
It is not possible to name all drugs and/or substances that can be fed,
applied or injected. Your integrity is called upon as a sportsperson and
competitor. Please refer to the very important words "EQUINES MUST COMPETE
ENTIRELY ON THEIR NATURAL ABILITY"
If you, and all other riders, do not agree with that clause then the true
concept of endurance riding, as originally conceived, is mute. The sport
then becomes a branch of the racing industry with all the unpleasant
You questioned<<<< I know that the definition is vague but surely there is
a list of real "no-no's" somewhere. Any ideas?>>>>>
My answer to that is "EQUINES MUST COMPETE ENTIRELY ON THEIR NATURAL
ABILITY" anything other than that and you are fooling yourself that you are
an endurance rider.
Morris Endurance Enterprises
> From: Joane White <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Ridecamp@endurance.net
> Subject: Legal Remedies and Herbs
> Date: Sunday, December 27, 1998 6:57 AM
> Since many of us are using herbs and homeopathic remedies for the horses,
> where can we find a list of banned substances. I've asked a couple of
> and received several different answers about specific substances but no
> list. I know that the definition is vague but surely there is a list of
> real "no-no's" somewhere. Any ideas?
> Joane and the Herd
> Price, Utah
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