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Re The Drug Debate and Riders Responsibility,
Just my 2 cents worth.My horses compete on
ability alone,I would never give them anything to enhance there performance at
On a 100 Miler I will give them electrolytes(Lew
Hollanders MiX)either in there food or with a syringe into there mouths,but this
rule could lead to all manner of unscupilous peple ussing the syringes for
illegal substances.I prefer to put the electolytes into the food,even though
using a syringe is definately more effectife and easier.
We dont drug test here in South Africa but am
sure that we will be doing this some time in the future.It is a expensive
I have seen people do dreadfull things to there
horses on rides,have seen horses passed at vet checks that cant even walk the
At our Hofmeyer 100 Miler this year.One of the
horses who had ,had problems throughout the year for going to fast to
soon,damaged his tendon rather badly so much so that it will never be ridden
again in its life.I cried when I saw the pain this horse was in the Sunday
morning after the ride,it could not put weight onto its leg for over 6
Its the riders responsibilty as well to pull his
horse if there is anything wrong with it.I know I would.
After all ones horse is ones best frined and
companion,they deserve to be looked after and treated with respect,after all
what would we do without them,ride a bicycle*S*
Ok enough from me before I
really get started.
Bye for now
kathy "totally anti the use of drugs on horses and
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