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Re: [RC] Howard and "FOUR successful ride seasons with the SAMEhorse" - Truman Prevatt

I would like to ask everyone how many of you have won a BC?  It is not easy and I venture to speculate that very few people have won or will ever win a BC. It is an accomplishment that many riders strive for but never make it.

Winning a BC takes hard work, it takes smart riding and it many times takes backing off - giving up going for a win - in order to accomplish it. And folks I don't know of anyone that has won a BC by accident. 

Beat on Howard for the right reasons - because he is a screwball, he is a pain in the butt, he thinks at 30 mph but talks at 600 mph, but there is one thing you cannot take away from him. He has won the highest prize in endurance riding - the BC; something very few riders will ever be able to calim.

Truman (who has his on a walking horse to boot in a very fast ride that would make Howard look like he was goofing off on the trail :-) ).

C. Eyler wrote:
The comments you refer to were not made in response to Howard's ride report.  They were a reaction to some posts praising Howard as a now-accomplished endurance rider.  They were skeptical that Howard's success at this ride (which was nice after so many pulls) somehow proved that he now knows what he's doing (which is not what he claimed).  They were sort of bringing the cheerleaders down to earth.
Too bad that Howard was so tickled with all the praise that he too failed to make this distinction.
Oh.... yet another unwritten "rule" as to what it takes
to become a "REAL" endurance rider.  From the tone of
the emails below, I would assume that being unbearably
condescending is also absolutely essential.

Fortunately this sort of superior attitude is the exception,
rather than the rule, on rc.

We should all applaud everyone's successes! There is NO
need to rain on ANYONE'S parade!

[RC] Howard and "FOUR successful ride seasons with the SAME horse", A. Perez
Re: [RC] Howard and "FOUR successful ride seasons with the SAME horse", C. Eyler