New Rule= if blood appears and it stops you are able to compete and if it has not stopped bleeding and a vet is present he can look and determine if it's okay to compete. If no vet present and it has not stopped bleeding it equals elimination.
Old rule = if blood present automatic elimination.
I believe that ANY blood should be an automatic elimination! What if the blood is from rider brutality (spurs,rough hands,etc. ) and a little later the blood stops...
Also if a vet is present is it fair to delay the other riders who are warming up and make them stop and start again? It will throw the who show schedule off
If they made the bloodied rider go last after all the other riders. Then that would be better. But still would delay their ride and they would have to start their warmup all over again.. seems silly to me.