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Published on Thursday, July 28, 2016

Introducing ADS Matters

ADS Matters is meant to provide a vehicle for communicating and receiving open feedback on items important to the ADS.  It is open for all to read and for members (once logged in) to make comments that can be seen by all.

When posting comments, please try to keep to the topic being discussed and polite. Off-topic comments may be deleted.  

Mike Arnold

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Author: Mike Arnold

Categories: ADS Matters



13 comments on article "Introducing ADS Matters"

Merridy Hance

9/14/2016 5:22 PM

Thank you for offering this means of communication with one another. I'd like to discuss with others the issue of standards for carriages for VSEs. Are we at the point in the evolution of VSEs in combined driving that there should be standards set for track width? For distance between the back of the horse and the front of the carriage? Distance between traces? We have required measurements for large horses and ponies under Article 940, but we haven't yet defined them for VSEs.

Hardy Zantke

9/14/2016 7:23 PM

Even though Mike says, this might not be the most pressing topic - nevertheless, since you asked, Merrily, before we need to focus on the other measurements - like distance between carriage and horse, first just do focus on a standard track width among the VSE people. I think you'll have your hands full enough with just that. Good luck.

Merridy Hance

9/14/2016 11:52 PM

Hardy, you're so right that there are now other matters of greater gravity.

Larry Brinker

9/14/2016 5:44 PM

Logged in and oddly enough it appears to work in my world of techno-no talent

Allyn Carman

9/14/2016 6:15 PM

Works for me, too - now to think of a subject to start in on!


9/15/2016 2:42 PM

I'm in!

Mike Arnold

9/14/2016 6:21 PM

Just to make a point - Merridy's comment isn't so much on topic :-) ... but perhaps a 'Potential Topic' article is in order.

Natasha Grigg

9/14/2016 7:00 PM

The technology troglodyte has also managed to logon with the fabulous Joe Barry's help! I thought that our current topic for discussion is the ADS/USEF Affiliate relationship as it was and how to move forward. Mike, did you post the proposal?

Mike Arnold

9/15/2016 9:37 AM

Natasha, yes I did - it should be there.

Mary Jo Stockman

9/15/2016 11:42 AM

Mike: Thanks for doing ADS Matters. You have found a clear and simple means for members to discuss pressing issues. As a housekeeping matter, I would ask that anyone posting define terms before using initials only. Usually this is done at the first use of a term i.e. The American Driving Society (ADS). That way we are sure we are all talking about the same thing. I thought DSC was Darn Silly Comment until I got to the end of the article. Mary Jo Stockman

Ronda McPherson

9/15/2016 4:41 PM

Nice forum and should help to aid in communication. Thanks for doing this. r

Linda Bennett

9/21/2016 8:21 PM

I'm in without having to use a separate log-in.

Sally Armstrong

11/3/2016 4:12 PM

ADS Matters is an excellent addition to the website and for the members. Thank you!

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