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It IS a good school program, period. Sorry you don't think so, but it is. I've been there, met with the coach, observed her training, seen the horses, seen the barns, etc. It's a great program.

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Just to muddy the waters...Don't rodeo riders (bronc, not bull) have to be 175lbs or less? This is just a vague memory from a program many years ago.

The population as a whole is getting heavier, and not for good reason. I see this as the person in charge taking a stand, to advocate for the horses, in a way that is measurable, and less subjective.
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If they really cared about the horses they wouldn't be using horses that are "intermittently lame" for a riding program that has them being used several hours per day. If the college really wanted to have a horse program they could find sound horses and purchase or lease them. As a parent I would discourage my kid from riding in the program regardless of wieght if all of the horses were not sound. I guess thier right to want to limit the wieght they are putting on crippled horses.

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No one is going to change their minds. Kevin it's a good thing your a male because you can't get into the riding program anyways! :)

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Originally Posted by eventerdrew View Post
It IS a good school program, period. Sorry you don't think so, but it is. I've been there, met with the coach, observed her training, seen the horses, seen the barns, etc. It's a great program.
Go back and reread what Kevin has told you and what you have said. What kind of program would use horses like that? That there donated is a very poor excuse.
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