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Re: [RC] misuse of "Rider Option"? - RDCARRIE

In a message dated 9/6/2003 9:08:56 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
rides2far@xxxxxxxx writes:

I pulled because my horse was sound and I wanted him to stay that way.
The trail was treacherous and it was still pouring down 

I did the exact same thing at a ride last October...I pulled halfway through 
the 50 with a horse that got all As and was still being an obnoxious beast, 
fighting me to go faster than I thought he should.  One of those horrendous 
Texas storms blew in (complete with trees coming down) just as the 50 started, 
and it was a torrential downpour all day.  Didn't mind riding in the rain, but 
the trails were getting really bad.  I just didn't want to risk my horse by 
continuing on...probably would have completed just fine, but *might* not 
have...I'll never know, but I *do* know that we were good to go at the next 
ride a week or so later.  I figured that was a good use of RO.

Dawn in East Texas


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