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Re: RC: Correction to Difficult story PAC
In a message dated 8/8/99 11:40:35 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
I understand that. Even if it were an AERC it would be legal to have a
30 min. penalty under AERC rules if you published it in advance. I
simply think the reason nobody has ever done this at an AERC ride is that
it's an overly severe penalty that is unnecessary. >>
A couple of years ago at the Tevis we were told at the Forresthill vet check
that if we tried to P&R in and our horse wasn't down, we'd be penalized 20
minutes. I'm not sure if that was actually true (we had the ONE cranky
volunteer I've ever met at the gate to that vet check). It was really
crowded and hectic and I'm assuming that the rationale was to keep people
from just hanging around there until their horse was down. I definitely
wasn't in top ten contention, but at the Tevis 20 minutes can make or break
you. Luckily, we didn't have a problem. Could this guy have just been
yanking my chain? He also yelled at me for having crew with me in the P&R
area. He's lucky I didn't just burst into tears (my tear ducts were too
clogged with dust though, so he got a break). My wonderful crew did offer to
go back and beat the crud out of him for me, but I declined. Anybody else
have this experience at Forresthill, then or since? (Not the wanting to cry,
but the 20 minute penalty thing).
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