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Re: [RC] [RC] 100 mile rides - Nancy Mitts

For me, it's most important that the horse "take care of itself"--is willing to eat and drink early & often during the ride. A horse may be athletically good enough for the hundred, but need a lot of extra management to get through it, if they won't take care of themselves.
A good 100 mile horse is comfortable to ride.
A good 100 mile horse will get very businesslike late in the ride, still be alert and paying attention to the trail. It's a mental attitude they have.
I don't think there is any sure way to tell without trying.

Nancy Mitts

What makes a good 100 mile horse. How are they different from 50 mile horses.
How can you tell?


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