Sounds like the EHV-1 is settling down. We still need to be cautious but it is looking hopeful that the horse community has responded well and no new cases of the virus have been reported since May 20th.
That means the Mountain Mettle Endurance Ride scheduled for June 18th will be our next ride. Sue Horne and Linda Browneller sent out the below email this morning. Hope to see you there.
“Linda and I hope you will be attending the ride again this year. You can visit our website at http://www.mountainmettle.com for all ride information and an entry form you can download. EHV-1 information: in Colorado the outbreak is stable. Veterinary advice is to begin taking your horse’s resting temperature daily a week before the ride. AERC guidelines state that any temperature above 102 means you should stay home. Veterinarians will be taking horses’ temperatures at the ride as part of the pre-ride vet in. If you are coming from out of state, check with your veterinarian to get a health certificate and have them check with Colorado to get a control number so that you may enter the state. Restrictions may be lifted by that time, but it’s best to be sure.
Pre-ride entries: Mail in your completed form and check ahead of time, and we will have your ride packet ready to give you on your arrival.
At this time we do not have a farrier available at camp, so plan accordingly. Randy and Cheryl Winter of Max Tack will be at the ride with various kinds of hoof protection available for sale. They are also experts in instructing you.
If you have any questions, please call or email. We look forward to seeing you in June.
Sue Horne and Linda Browneller”