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Gaited's in endurance
Our family has been using Kentucky Mountain Horses in endurance for the
last few years. They are great! This year my daughter's KMSH, Raven,
completed both the Tevis & the Virginia City 100! They have a calmness that
is so refreshing in an endurance ride! They eat, drink, go into a vet check
pulsed down. They were bred to go all day comfortably & do. They are like
the Energizer Bunny, they keep going & going & going!
The one challenge has been the occasional vet that wasn't used to seeing
the gait. Gaging what was normal & what was off was sometimes a gray area
for them. I've heard that east coast vets are more used to seeing gaited
horses & take it in stride. Most vets here do great, too.
So enjoy your TWH & enjoy endurance with him!
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2040 West 18th Ave
Eugene, Oregon 97402-3631
Mike Shea <firstname.lastname@example.org>
RC: TWH in Endurance
Thu, 18 Oct 2001 09:04:19 -0700 (PDT)
I'm located in NC, and last winter had the pleasure of
riding a Walking Horse for a day at some field trials.
We probably only went for about 10 miles alltogether,
but it was a blast.
I'm interested to know if any endurance riders use TWH
or other gaited horses in endurance events.
If so, what should I be looking for in a TWH endurance
Also looking for suggestions on upcoming events to
attend in the Southeast as a spectator.
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