1. As long as you have operated the SPOT correctly, you will not incur any penalties for summoning emergency assistance. Chances are, whatever you have suffered will be its own penalty. However if we take you off the horse and move your forward to the next urtuu in a jeep, you will have to take a 3 hour penalty for the lift. If we take you back an urtuu and treat you there, and then get you back in the race, you will not incur any time penalties.
2. If the SOS emergency is horse-related, and you have made every effort to look after your horse, you will not be penalised further. You will not be transported forward, or back until your horse has been dealt with. You may have to act as vet nurse for whatever is going on. If your horse is fit to walk on you may have to walk it to the next urtuu after some field first aid has been administered. Work with the vets please in the interests of the horse.
If your horse goes lame, for example, and the team decide it would be better to leave it to rest with a local family rather than get it back or forward to our horse stations, you may have to get in a vehicle due to lack of choice. In respect of this the penalty you take for the lift may be scaled back to just 1 hour.
In either case, if you get off the horse and end up restarting more than one urtuu away from your incident location, then you will not receive an official placing.