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Fwd: RC: Why don't riders like to be judged? -- Let's get thefacts straight
Forgot to cc ridecamp on this one. i KNOW you were dying to hear it.
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In a message dated 6/24/99 7:02:55 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< Sounds to me like NATRC doesn't have a consisent set of rules throughout
the country. It also seems that endurance riders are endurance riders
for the very reason that they don't like a big set of rules and
subjective judging. From all I have seen a heard, I would conclude that
NATRAC is a mixture of trail ride and horse show, with a bit of
conditioning of the horse thrown in.
Hi Truman, maybe so. I have travelled all over the county competing my
wonderful horse, Harca, in NATRC and AERC. I guess maybe I've been lucky
because even at the National Championship level that we've competed at in
NATRC, we've never been judged on how clean his nostrils were or had a clown
try to hand us anything. I've noticed that in a lot of these posts people
actually ended up referring to OTHER sports, not NATRC, when they were
complaining (i.e., the IAHA National Championship ride -thumps dispute).
Kind of starts to sound like urban legends to me. I have no problem with
someone saying they don't want their horsemanship judged, as you say -- to
each his own. However, when they start knocking a sport for stuff that just
plain doesn't happen -- I object, strongly! I think there is a lot of
knee-jerk stuff going on here.
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