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    Re: [RC] Finish Line question for LD Riders - Susan Young Casey

    --- Barbara McCrary <bigcreekranch@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
    > I'm thinking about this from the ride manager's
    > perspective, Steph.
    The way LD is now never complicated things for me and
    I've been managing rides since 1989.  Not that I'm
    smart or anything...just lucky I guess.
    Like Nancy, I believe we'd be going backwards instead
    of forwards if we gave LD distance a physical finish
    line AGAIN.  And, if we give LD horses 60 minutes to
    recover from a 25 miles ride, they'd be DEAD!  OK...a
    little meladramitic but not too far off.  Perhaps I
    misunderstood you; keep the end recovery to 30 minutes
    for the LD.  I'd like to think we've learned from our
    mistakes...those who don't know endurance's history
    are doomed to repeat it!
    > Originally, I was in favor of "recovery before
    > completion", and I was in
    > favor of almost anything that would slow the LD
    > riders down, but some of
    > them don't seem to be doing that no matter what the
    > rules are.
    I understand your frustration.  I don't think letting
    them kill themselves is in the best interest of this sport.
    Susan Young Casey, Princess of Pink, LIW, RRHA, RHS
    Semper Obliquo (Always aside)  
    Glenndale Grace Farm, Ft Gibson, Oklahoma U.S.A.
    "Ride on! Rough-shod if need be, smooth-shod if that will do, but ride on! Ride on over all obstacles, 
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    Re: [RC] Finish Line question for LD Riders, Barbara McCrary