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RE: [RC] Is it possible to compete on a wee small budget? - Rebecca Hackworth

You have all the essentials to have a great time.  I STILL tie to the
trailer.  Don't usually wrap.  Have successfully competed in many
different styles of saddle.  Only requirement is that you and your
horse are comfortable.  

Go have fun.  

By the way, The most expensive part of this endevor is actually
getting to the ride.  Even if you own the rig, gas can run $300 for
some of my trips.  Food....well, you have to eat no matter where you
are, right, so that isn't "extra"  Got the feed the horse too....you
get the idea.  

With 5 kids and 11 horses and only one full time income, I am ALWAYS
on a shoestring budget.  Oh yeah....up to 4 of us compete at a time!  

Again, go have fun....cause in endurance, no one cares what you or
your horse or your rig look like.  Just that you are having a good
time ad take care of the horse!

Becky Hackworth

---- Original Message ----
From: tam319@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, 
Subject: RE: [RC]   Is it possible to compete on a wee small budget?
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 10:40:46 -0600

Hi list,

My husband and I are both full time university students. We have a 
very 
teeny tiny budget. I was wondering if it is possible to compete on a 
shoestring? I own an AWESOME horse who is very sound with a great 
mind, 
excellent metabolism, clean legs and big feet. He's 13 and I've been 
riding him for 10 years. I used to 3-Day event when I was in high 
school 
(back when my parental units paid for everything).

I have a good eventing saddle and bridle, feed buckets, blankets, 
wraps, 
etc. Is it possible to use this equipment to compete in? Are there 
any 
endurance specific "must-have" items I need in addition? Also we 
would 
need to rent a trailer. We don't own a portable corral or other 
similiar 
fencing system. Would it work to tie to the trailer and hand-walk 
him 
regularly to keep him from stiffening up at the competition? We 
recieved 
all the human-camping stuff we need as wedding gifts. I hope we can 
do 
this as I'm really looking forward to my first 25 next summer.

Thanks RC,

Tam


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