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Re: RC: Re: Working too hard

In a message dated 5/28/99 7:28:48 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< Isn't this what the CRI is for? At least on any given day. >>

The CRI is just one tool among many, and is a sign of metabolic overriding 
but not necessarily of riding beyond a particular horse's biomechanical 
limits.  One always has to look at the whole horse, as one parameter may give 
you some very valuable information but not necessarily the whole picture.  
The whole point of ride vetting, IMO, is to observe the whole horse 
sufficiently to be able to advise the rider how to proceed before any one 
parameter becomes sufficiently bad to require that the horse not continue.  
It is far better for the horse if we can pick up on subtle signs of pending 
problems rather than wait for them to become blatant physical injuries or 
metabolic problems.


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