When you need to ask a guide for permission, you’re likely to be told no.
That’s according to the guidebook that the National Review published last week, The Guidebook for Outdoor Adventure.
The Guidebook, by the guidebooks and equestrians who write them, is a bit of a cross between a book of rules and a book on how to run a business.
It’s a work of advocacy for the profession, which has faced an increasing number of regulatory hurdles, including the new law to protect the safety of people and animals.
The guidebook is intended for “a person who has not read, or is not interested in, the rulebooks, but wants to learn how to do their job better and more safely,” the guide says.
“It is an effective and accessible guidebook for a person to understand how to properly guide a horse and a person who wants to become an equestrier, as well as other related tasks.”
It’s not just guidebooks that have been targeted by critics.
In March, a guidebook published by the Association of Australian Guide Operators was targeted with an online smear campaign, claiming it was part of a “bullying campaign”.
The Australian Society of Guide Operants (ASGO) said the booklet had been written by a “self-appointed leader” and “not endorsed by the AAGO”.
“The publication of a guide book which includes unsolicited, unsubstantiated allegations of bias is a serious breach of our code of ethics,” ASGO president and CEO Andrew Wylie said in a statement.
“The AAGOs Guidebook is an important resource for all guide operators who want to be safe on their trails and understand their responsibility for ensuring their animals are cared for and protected.”
In May, an AAGOS guidebook was removed from sale at the height of a measles outbreak.
The publication, titled The Guide to the Safe and Efficient Management of Animals, was a “misleading, unsubstantial and misleading” book, and it was removed.
This month, the AANU said it would be putting out a free guidebook in 2018, the first since it launched in 2009.
But critics say the guide is being unfairly attacked because it contains information that’s been vetted by a professional.
“There’s a lot of misinformation about the Guidebook that’s out there,” said AANWU chief executive Mark Krieger.
“The fact is that it’s an accurate, objective and objective guide, and that’s why I’m really worried about it.
There’s information that we know is inaccurate and misleading, but we don’t know how to fix it.”
Krieger also said there’s a danger of “bullies, trolls, and misinformation spreading on social media” that “takes away the hard work of the AOGOs team to protect people and horses”.
“People who are doing the work of guiding horses and people who want equine-related jobs are the ones who need to know the safety advice, and to have it in a useful, easily accessible format,” he said.
“If that information is being circulated without anyone checking it, then we have a problem.”
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