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Re: RC: Fwd: RC: 100 in a day vs 250 over four days

Hi Keri
If you knew karen and had been reading her posts, I think it would be
obvious to you that she cares about her horses and yes, for more than
endurance races. What is it these days that we are so quick to come to
arms over casual statements and some tongue in cheek, no less). We all
know that the chance of taking a wrong step increases with each day,
each mile... and that a lameness is usually far from permanent. It would
put you out of a 5 day race, but not out of commission permanently, most
times. I may be speaking out of turn for karen;
however, I read her post waaay differently than you. Just that your
chances of completing an event decreases with the amount of days,
miles... Can we count to 10 before the flames maybe? Seems to me you've
had a habit of flaming as a first reaction before (eg. Kaharty, Carla,
Maggie....); perhaps it is time to give everyone the benefit of the
doubt and become a "gentler person" on ridecamp ;-) 
Bette wrote:
> In a message dated 4/9/01 3:41:14 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> writes:
> > .  For a multiday, they have to stay
> > sound day after day after day after day.
> I may be taking this the wrong way, But don't we want our horses to
> always be
> sound?  I sure do.  I don't start any ride and "hope" my horse stays
> "sound"
> until the finish, if I feel there is a question I stay home.  I don't
> do a
> ride, either 50s, 100s or multi days unless I know my horse is in
> great
> condition.  Yes, I know things can and do go wrong, but "K" seems to
> have the
> attitude of doing 100s is best cuz as she says " horse only has to
> stay sound
> 1 day"  Pretty pathetic to me.
> Keri
>     ---------------------------------------------------------------
> Subject: RC: 100 in a day vs 250 over four days
> Resent-Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 15:42:27 -0700 (PDT)
> Resent-From:
> Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2001 15:38:52 -0700
> From: DreamWeaver <>
> To: "" <>
> At 10:35 AM 04/09/2001 -0700, you wrote:
> >Ray O.
> >    Which would be harder on the horse?
> Well, it all depends on the course and how it is ridden, the
> experience
> level of the rider and horse.  I don't know if there is an answer.
> Obviously, going 250 miles is 2.5x longer.  For a 100 miler the horse
> only
> has to be sound for one day, 24 hours.  For a multiday, they have to
> stay
> sound day after day after day after day.  Makes for a different
> challenge,
> each one unique......hard to compare.  I don't know of any courses off
> hand
> that are 100 milers in addition to being a couple of days of a
> multiday, so
> anything you compare is apples and oranges.  I think some of the
> smartest
> riders I know are multiday riders (and most of them ride 100's as
> well, so
> maybe it's really the other way around<G>).  I think you learn a lot
> more
> and your horse does to, doing multidays.
> k
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Bette Lamore
Whispering Oaks Arabians, Home of 16.2hh TLA Halynov	
(Yes, really 16.2!)

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