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RE: RC: Flat racing arabs for endurance
OK Heidi, but what typical defects should I look for with typical racing
arabs. I have seen for example that many have long narrow heels. Many from
french origins (Chei BiBi, Maganate) are not really typey, but this is not a
point; they mostly look as Thoroughbreds.
I would like to have the opportunity to test ride them, providing they are
in a good condition and test their ability to perform and recover, but it's
very unlikely that i will get this opportunity
>From: CMKSAGEHIL@aol.com [mailto:CMKSAGEHIL@aol.com]
>Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2001 3:49 PM
>To: LIESENS Leonard (PRESS)
>Subject: Re: RC: Flat racing arabs for endurance
>In a message dated Thu, 13 Sep 2001 5:00:43 AM Eastern
>Daylight Time, Leonard.Liesens@cec.eu.int writes:
>> >Normally, horses that performed well on the racetrack
>should have an increased ratio of fast twitching cells, which
>shoul dnot be good for what we are asking for in endurance.
>Does this potential increase by the specific conditioning
>that they received or is this related to their breeding?
>Leonard, it has been my experience that there are families of
>Arabs with endurance potential, and then there are families
>with racing potential. There are also some families that have
>both. If one follows the families, and finds an ex-track
>horse from a family that has potential to do both, then the
>racing is often a help in starting the endurance
>career--PROVIDED the foundation was put on them right and they
>have not been hurt. (I see less problems with this here in
>the US with Arabs than I do with Thoroughbreds, though.) But
>if the family does not have endurance potential, the racing is
>not particularly a help.
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