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Was Australian. Now CTR and Endurance
>From: "Truman Prevatt, PhD"
>Subject: RC: Fwd: RC: Re: Australian System
>Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 13:06:09 -0400
>In FL I would say most riders have done both CTR and endurance. At a CTR
>in the sunshine state, it's not unusual to find world class FEI endurance
>riders with new young horses. Most of us down here that primarily do
>endurance will do a CTR from time to time and most of the riders that
>primarily do CTR will do an endurance ride from time to time.
>It depends on the individual horse of course, but as a rule I would also
>question the wisdon of using a horse for endurance that interferes to the
>point that you could not do a 25 mile CTR without the aid of boots. I
>think NATRAC has changed the "no pads" rule which is a positive step.
>Jennifer Layman wrote:
> > Yeah, but how many endurance riders actually start out in CTR?? I
> > didn't!!! I had a mare that needed splint boots, etc. and so
> > couldn't take her in NATRAC. At the time that was the only CTR org.
> > I knew of. I know several other people that have done years of
> > endurance and never done a CTR. There are no guarantees that an
> > endurance rookie with start with a good slow base.
> > Jennifer
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I agree with you Truman. Although I am primarily a NATRC rider here in California, I have done a few Endurance rides, and there have been NATRC friends at every endurance ride I've attended. I know several friends who do both, off the top of my head I'd say, a dozen who regularly do both. I know a few NATRC folks who mainly do CTR, but pop out for their annual Tevis ride. The woman who won the Haggin Cup at Tevis last year, Elise Geske, is reportedly a NATRC member as well. It's nice to have both options of riding available. Beth
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