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Re:[RC] SE region rides - rides2far

the hungry buzzard ride at talladega national forest in alabama was a very 
challenging ride as well.?? steep, rocky and tough.????????? ed

I think "tough" is relative. The rider who obviously trained on the flat
thought flat rides were easier and mountain rides tougher. I have the

opposite problem. Sand rides can be more challenging for my horse.

If you're worried about stressing *your horse* make sure you're allowing
for what ride is tough for the HORSE not for you. A technical ride may

take a long time and be tough on the rider, but actually be easier on
the horse than barreling through a flat fast sandy ride...though those
give the rider a good breeze and a short ride time (early nap)

For first rides I'd choose a technical ride with a single track start.
No way I'd want to do a first ride at an "easy" ride like Hahira where
you can have a 100 horse stampede!  A supposedly "tough" ride like
Longstreet's Charge will have a more sane start, put a mountain in
front of them right off, and a smaller entry.

It's hard to make a list of "good" rides in the SE since there's really

not any I dislike. Some are better for some horses. You're in a good
region, very uniform. They're all run very much the same.


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