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Re: Multidays & 4 year olds

There is "regular" riding--and then there is "daily" riding.  An immature horse needs rest days between rides of any magnitude.  Period.  Just because a few dodge the bullet doesn't mean it was "good for them."
----- Original Message -----
From: Lauren Horn
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2002 9:09 AM
Subject: RC: Multidays & 4 year olds

<What does everybody think about 4 year old horses doing a LD ride for 5 >
<days in a row?  (some are 25, 30, or 35 miles long)>

It depends on the horse AND they should go slow.  I think if the horse is ridden correctly for their level of fitness and development, then it should not be a problem. I know of one horse in particular who was ridden regularly, but slow, as a four year old, started  slow 50's at 5 and is doing GREAT years later. Right?, Becky and Heather???  ;-)

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