Discipline: LD/Endurance, CMO, Trail Rider, Cartoonist, Writer, Co-Director/ Green Bean Endurance
Favorite Links for training, gear, and memberships!
- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
- HOW TO CMO
- What is CMO?
- Old Dominion Endurance Rides
- Renegade Hoof Boots
- Riding vs. Racing a discussion with the Duck.
- Trumbull Mountain's INTRO TO ENDURANCE RIDING
- Principles of Conditioning
- Conditioning the endurance horse by SERA
- Short Article: Feeding & Training the Endurance Horse
- Feeding the Endurance Horse, Swedish Author
- Preventing Dehydration In the Endurance Horse, Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association
- Jim Holland's fantastic training links here!
- South Eastern Distance Rider's Association
May 16, 2009
The Welfare of the Horse
I read with interest this morning in my latest issue of the Endurance News about a proposed rule change that would modify the finish line pulse criteria from pulse down within 60 minutes, to pulse down within 30 minutes. The AERC is asking membership to respond with comments to this proposed rule change to your area director, or the Veterinary Committee, or the AERC office.
My personal feeling is that pulse is one of the criteria that allows us to flag a problem with our horses. I'm for any change in rules that increases the odds of my leaving ride camp with a sound and healthy horse. Taking the welfare of our horses into consideration can only insure that endurance rides continue into the future (animal rights activism, etc), and that endurance horses continue long careers in the sport. Seems like a win/ win situation to me.
This proposed change is certainly for the betterment and safety of our horses. If you have an opinion on this proposed change (pro or con) please write to someone on the Veterinary Committee at one of the following email addresses:
Jeanette Mero, DVM, Chair (W), Mariposa, CA, 209-966-6497, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wesley G. Elford, DVM (MW), Mayville, WI, 920-948-1078, e-mail: email@example.com
Greg E. Fellers, DVM (PS), Seal Beach, CA, 916-342-0489, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barney Fleming, DVM (MT), Custer, SD, 605-673-5801, e-mail: email@example.com
Carter Hounsel, DVM (CT), Austin, TX, 254-290-2372, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Kohut, DVM (NE), Gap, PA, 717-442-4520, e-mail: email@example.com
Ken Marcella, DVM (SE), Clermont, GA, 770-752-0177, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Nicholson, DVM (MT), Craig, AK, 775-233-6030, e-mail: email@example.com
Otis Schmitt, DVM (SE), Ten Mile, TN, 423-334-1128, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dennis Seymore, DVM (CT), Daingerfield, TX, 903-645-3379, e-mail: email@example.com
Thomas R. Timmons, DVM (NW), Gold Hill, OR, 541-855-1419, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Olin Balch, DVM (NE), Cascade, ID, 208-315-3898, e-mail: email@example.com
Duane Barnett, DVM (SE), Drug Testing Subcommittee Co-Chair, Mocksville, NC, 336-998-4586, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Bryant, Jr., DVM (NW), Monroe, WA, 785-532-5700, e-mail: Eqhealer@aol.com
Trisha Dowling, DVM (MW), Saskatchewan, Canada, 306-258-4455, e-mail: email@example.com
Susan Garlinghouse, DVM (PS), Upland, CA, 909-981-6630, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Keil, DVM (CT), Spring Hill, KS, H 913-856-3660, M 913-233-9098, e-mail: email@example.com
Melissa Ribley, DVM, Drug Testing Subcommittee Co-Chair (W), Grass Valley, CA, 530-268-1378, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michele Roush, DVM (W), Bolinas, CA, 831-659-1198, e-mail: email@example.com
Non-Vet Members: Tom Noll, Meridian, ID, 208-887-3732, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruce Weary, Prescott, AZ, 928-776-7897, e-mail: email@example.com