Speaking as an EQ Autocrat
- As a group, we welcome interest, applaud attendance and
encourage open minds.
Please remember that lots of time and energy goes into setting
up an event, and those plans are done around conditions that
the EQ Autocrat and EQMiC are privy to. Please, please,
PLEASE if you are not the EQ Autocrat, or the EQMiC of an event,
DON'T make promises concerning what will happen at that
event. No matter how nice some activity might be, there is
usually a REASON why it is not being offered.
Encouraging someone to further their interest in the Equestrian
Arts is commendable, The problem comes when
encouragement becomes a "promise"(or is seen as one) that
the people in charge of running that event are unaware of.
Remember, there are factors we are all aware of that non-horse
people need to have CLEARLY explained in laymen's terms.
Since a similar occurrence (to what seems to have happened at
Crown according to the posts) was in danger of happening at
Spring Equestrium, I'm speaking from my recent experience of
trying to head off what could have been a "public relations"
nightmare! Again, thanks to those who brought this potential
problem to my attention!
When we speak to the populace, we are seen as Riders of the
West. By all means, give out the EQ Autocrats contact
information. I know I'm happy to answer questions, so that
everyone has a successful and sane experience. (though at the
moment my access to yahoo mail is iffy)
If there is a certain thing/ activity/ service that someone feels
should be available by all means PLAN IT, and we will come.
p.s. Ellen wanted me to let everyone know that Spring
Equestrium has a confirmed vet on call (who is just down the
road from the site)