[RC] Endurance horses at Shows - Rebecca Hackworth
We got to take our horses to DEL MAR to show for 4-H. No other horse
groups were there at this time, so we got to use the racing stalls.
We had to park all of the rigs nose to tail down the center of the
isle. Well, here are our experienced endurance horses, you guessed
it, tied to the trailer in the isle. They just didn't understand the
stall thing. Much happier camped where they were used to. The
regular hay and water and grain and their usual tie spots. They were
the most relaxed horses there...
---- Original Message ----
Subject: Re: [RC] show endurance
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 15:07:02 -0600 (MDT)
>> I also spent time explaining to my charge and any one else who
>> listen why they needed to have water at the trailers. They all
>> was crazy when I suggested they carry water from the trough to the
>> trailer area. I am sure they wanted to commit me to the insane
>> when I did carry 2 - 5 gallon buckets to our trailer.
>I recently took one of our horses down to our county fair horse
>yep, I was the only one I could see who had a water bucket by the
> We only showed in 3 classes, they were all in the morning, and it
>overly hot--but sure enough, when we came back from the third class,
>greedily sucked down about 2/3 of a bucket of water. (Being a
>well-prepared endurance rider, I had brought a 5-gallon jug of water
>home with me, precisely for filling the water bucket... <g>) It's a
>shame that so many show folks don't realize that a horse needs
>if all he does is stand there in the parking lot and go around the
>few times... <sigh>
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