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Re: [RC] Decline of entries in 100 milers - Deblyons54


I tried a few 100 mile rides when I was in the peak of my endurance riding days and it seemed that after about 80 miles the fun started to decline. It also seemed that the slower, steady horses were better over all at the 100 mile rides and that you tended to see different breeds successfully completing in the longer races. The fast 50's were almost always won by an Arab,  but they weren't always the ones successfully completing the longer distance. That was true of my two endurance horses. My Appy mare way outdid my Arab for mileage, but my Arab was much better than her for speed.