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Fwd: RC: The Black Holes of Calcutta

Hi Bonnie: How long ago was it when the Horse was down on the Tevis Trail? I 
was on the Tevis Ride many years ago when the same thing happened to me. 
Could be the same ride your friend was on. Riders and Horses were stacked up 
behind the down horse. My Horse "Pirate Loot" knew he was near the end of 
the ride and very anxious to go on. Suddenly he jumped over a large bush 
beside the trail and took a detour around the down horse. Sure caught me by 
surprise and my legs were quivering so hard I thought I was going to fall 
off. I was still shaking when we got to the finish. Ever since then I have 
called this area of the Tevis "The Black Holes of Calcutta". This was way 
before glow sticks. Bye Hope

>Subject: RC:   Definition of a Black Hole
>Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2001 16:35:12 EDT
>I remember the Black Hole well. I do not have good night vision as it is, 
>I experienced a panic attack when I faced the Black Hole. It is near the 
>of the Tevis trail and I was at the head of a long line of horses. I
>absolutely could not go forward... it was like dropping off the end of the
>earth to me or walking into a black wall. People were getting angry and
>someone behind me said he was going to whip my horse from behind unless I
>went forward. I finally realized I had to trust my horse and proceeded, but
>really thought I was going to die.
>A year or two before this, a friend of mine had his horse fall in the Black
>Hole and get stuck, upside down, in the rocks. It held up the whole line of
>riders behind for a very long time because no one could go through until 
>horse was rescued.
>So. Calif.

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