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Re: RC: Fw: Re:more CTR
Yikes! Sounds like an accident waiting to happen! Not that an experienced
horse person can't detect a lot but they don't have a vet's training! What
happens if a horse gets into trouble? In our club we have 2 judges, a vet and a
"lay" judge, who can be a vet or any knowledgable horse person. The vet checks
the metabolics, soundness, filling, etc.; the lay judge checks tack areas, trail
lesions, and such.
> > . At that check and ALL of the other vet checks normally
> > > hydration, mucus membrane, gut sounds, soundness and all the usual stuff
> > are
> > > DEFINITELY checked. On Saturday's portion of the ride those things are
> > > checked at least 4 times during the day, and on Sunday 3 times. Most of
> > > those checks happen out on the trail. The criteria the horses have to
> > meet
> > > is actually tougher than at an endurance ride
> When I saw this, I just had to jump into this CTR stuff. In Wash state,
> CTR's have NO vets present on the grounds and NO check is EVER made of
> pulse, respiration, gut sounds, etc. at any time during or after the ride.
> The horses are judged by other experienced riders on their 'condition'
> before and after the ride. They look to see if the horse is tired or has
> any bumps and bangs or back soreness. Then a short trot-out. That's it.
> Being tired seems to be a primary concern and I'm not sure how they judge
> that with a laid-back horse. There is nothing remotely scientific about
> this judging. I do them anyhow because they provide a wonderful learning
> arena for horse and rider.
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