RCP2014#51 – Reins must be attached while being unharnessed

2014 RCP #
51
Summary
Reins must be attached while being unharnessed
Date Received
01Jun13
Proponent
Pleasure Driving Committee
Change Date
Next Rulebook
Status
Closed for comments – 01Sep13
Activity
Initial Posting: 01Jun13
PDC – recommended: 31July13

Current Wording – Article 6.1 Responsibilities Toward the Horse

Whenever fully harnessed to a vehicle and while being harnessed to a vehicle, a horse must wear a bridle with reins attached to the bit and passed through the saddle terrets.

Suggested Wording – Article 6.1 Responsibilities Toward the Horse

Whenever fully harnessed put to or taken out of a vehicle and while being harnessed to a vehicle , a horse must wear a bridle with reins attached to the bit and passed through the saddle terrets.

 

Reason for change

clarification of what is expected

8 Response(s)

  1. shadowbrook says :

    August 4, 2013

    They always should be but a good idea to remind people.

  2. MikeRider says :

    August 5, 2013

    This sentence seems to have weird structure in so much that the phrase ends with a preposition. Would it not be more clearly written “Whenever fully harnessed to a vehicle and while being harnessed to or unharnessed from a vehicle, a horse must wear a bridle with reins attached to the bit and passed through the saddle terrets.”?

  3. love2083 says :

    August 13, 2013

    Thought this already was a rule.

  4. keithy says :

    August 21, 2013

    I support this change.
    And agree that the wording by Mike Rider makes more sense.

  5. tommcintire says :

    August 22, 2013

    I’m assuming that you mean “connected to vehicle” when you say “harnessed”, but a twisted mind could see this as harnessing/unharnessing the horse itself, not just when putting to or unhitching from a vehicle. Potential confusion. I agree with the intent of the rule change (it makes perfect sense), but warn of confusion… 🙂

  6. marshasue says :

    August 23, 2013

    I agree with Mike Rider’s rewording…better sentence structure…

  7. CaroleSweet says :

    August 28, 2013

    What Tom McIntire says…… The wording isn’t correct.

  8. rules says :

    August 30, 2013

    On behalf of Audrey Bostwick:

    “Unharnessed is too broads a term – suggest “put to” and “taken out” as clarifying the process. Unharness literally means taking the harness off not taking the animal from the carriage.

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