RCS2015#26 – Changes walk speeds for small ponies

2014 RCP #
26 – 960.29
Summary
Changes walk speeds for small ponies 
Date Received
10May14
Proponent
Claudia DeLorme
Change Date
2015
Status
Open for comments – 17May14; Not recommended by CDC 14Oct14
Activity
Initial Posting: 17May14

Current Wording – CD960.2.9

Speeds at ADS Recognized Marathon Competitions:

Small Ponies – Training Level Walk – 5 KPH

Small Ponies – Preliminary Level Walk – 5 KPH

Small Ponies – Intermediate/ADS Advanced Level Walk – 5.5 KPH

Suggested Wording

Small Ponies – Training level Walk – 4 KPH

Small Ponies – Preliminary Level Walk – 4.5 KPH

Small Ponies – Intermediate/ADS Advanced Level Walk – 5 KPH

Reason for change

To create consistency throughout the small pony marathon speeds at each level.  Trot sections (A,B) for Small Ponies are currently 1 kph slower than Ponies in allowance of size/stride at each level (Training through Intermediate/ADS Advanced). The walk requires the same consideration. Dare I note that legs don’t telescope to a longer length for the walk.