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Soundness Issue Seminar (Rhineland Riding Academy)

This seminar was open to everybody but mainly adressed to judges. The subject was lameness and how to see if a horse is lame. This part was taken by Dr. Thomas Weinberger from Burg Mueggenhausen. He said that there are many reasons why a horse can show signs of lameness and it doesn't have to be pain, but most likely it is and therefor we should get a vet coming out. The second part was taken by Rolf-Peter Fuß chairman of the Rhineland Riding Academy who adressed in first place the judges and explained the FN rule book. He appealed to the judges to listen to their feelings if they are not sure if a horse is lame or not they should decide on behalf of the horse.