[RC] [RC] Multi-day Horses - Karen
I only know of a couple of high mileage horses that have really small feet.
I know two of the three (and maybe the 3rd, I didn't ask that particular
person) horses who are Gold Medal Riders this year (they did all of 1000 XP
miles/multidays) take a size 2 easyboot. But then, the horses were all
mares so maybe we should all trade in our geldings (just kidding). :+D
Susan Garlinghouse has probably measured the most cannon bones out
West. Maybe the info she got from all of those hundreds of horses could be
used towards figuring out something in regards to lifetime career mileage
for those same animals. (I know she doesn't have enough to do <G>)
I do have pictures of every horse that was on the 2001 XP. Not that they
focus on the cannon bone or anything, but you are welcome to look at the CD
(I can bring it to Death Valley) and get an idea at least of what the body
types are of the horses that did the best. A lot of those horses will
probably be there in person so you could get a first hand look. I really
think that how well a horse does in endurance has as much or more to do
with the rider than the horse. Meaning basically that some horse that have
everything going for them don't last because of how they are managed, while
others who are pretty average (like my horses) are able to do a lot of
mileage because they are managed more carefully (by somebody who is more
anal, like me >g<).
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