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Re: RC: Re: CA horses etc.

 Kim thanks for reminding me! Oh man Lisa, I forgot to mention they had a 4.4  on the Richter scale earthquake over in Truckee just a couple of days ago, but don't think many people felt it, they'd all left town due to the huge "Gap" wild fire which caused the closure of  I 80. Now that woulda sped up the Tevis times, having a fire right behind you, eh Kim?  Thank God that didn't occur during ride day!!!  Ah California, what a place to live.   Beth

>Subject: RC: Re: CA horses etc.
>Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 08:31:01 -0700
>Yes, I've been to the Fairgrounds after Tevis many times and the
>horses are
>definately tired. Esp. the ones that took the full 24 hours to come
>in, not
>sleeping and working that long takes its toll. It is sort of like
>when I'm
>working Mystery up a hill and he sweats and hikers say
>'geeeezzz...that poor
>horse is sweating!', ..sure...wouldn't you if you just lugged my fat
>arse up
>this hill! Now, go back and see those horses 24 hours later then
>I'm glad you had a good time in CA. Oh, the earthquakes are bigger
>Kimberly (&Mystery the Morab..."nope...I don't do Tevis")
>Kimberly M. Price
>>From: "jsalas"
>>To: "ridecamp" ,
>>Subject: CA horses etc.
>>Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 08:54:07 -0400
>>Kimberly, it is so funny that you mention the huge seagulls. After
>>the ride
>>we drove down to Pismo Beach. My kids couldn't get over the size of
>>seagulls. They were as big as our pelicans!! Then we drove to
>>Arroyo Grande
>>and visited Desperado V at the Varian Arabians. The staff there are
>>friendly. Allison and Even couldn't get over seeing our boy's
>>"dad". Now,
>>Sheila has some beautiful and functional horses. Back to the Sunday
>>Tevis, the horses in the stalls not only drooped their lips, but
>>eyelids, ears and anything else that would hang. I know a lot of
>>droop their lips, I have one also. But there was a big difference
>>in this
>>"dead droop". The only other time I saw a horse that tired was
>>after a 3
>>day trail clinic with Chris Cox. One guy brought a very young 2
>>year old
>>Paso Fino. We rode for about 4 hours the 1st day. After the second
>>day and
>>another 4 hour ride, that poor horse laid down in his stall and
>>every time he had to move. He was sore!! This little horses was
>>maybe 14
>>hands and the rider was a man about 6'4", although very lean.
>>Believe me
>>everyone, you have not seen tired horses until you walk the barns
>>after the
>>Tevis. They don't move, they don't blink and they barely breath. Go
>>out and
>>run about 75 miles in the hills and you will know exactly how they
>>The stall floors left a lot to be desired as well. Very hard, with
>>rocks. People put shavings and straw in the stalls, but after a
>>ride like
>>that, the horses need quilt top mattresses. That is another thing
>>consider about this ride. Is my horse really up for this and do I
>>want to put him through it? Some people had thier horses in the
>>lot. No place to lay down. The kids and I walked the last mile or
>>so of the
>>trail just before dark. It looked tough in the daylight and I
>>believe it
>>was an easier part of the trail. Yeah, as tough as it all sounds, I
>>try! God Bless all the horses who gave it thier best shot. What
>>they do for
>>us, huh? Lisa Salas, The Odd fArm we b odd
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