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Re: [RC] [RC] Jockeys (was Riding Cavalry) - Barbara McCrary

Send some of them over here to CA and let them do Swanton Pacific or Tevis, even WITH a crew.  What and eye-opener THAT would be!
Barbara McCrary
Ride manager, Swanton Pacific 75/100
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 9:54 AM
Subject: Re: [RC] [RC] Jockeys (was Riding Cavalry)

Can only talk about what is practiced in this part of the world and "crew" is not the term for it. Entourage, retinue, babysitters. trail flatteners....any and all of those apply. Just once I'd like to see one of the guys from the Gulf with a hoofpick....

Maryanne Gabbani
Cairo, Egypt

On Wednesday, Jan 22, 2003, at 18:30 Africa/Cairo, Deanna German wrote:

I personally don't know of anyone who does 100's without designated crew

There are lots of us! It was a special treat when riding FEI to have
crew! More than I wanted really..........

By "designated crew" I meant that one extra person who sets out the
feedstuff, gets the e'lyte syringes ready, untacks and sponges (or blankets,
depending on the weather) the horse while the rider dashes for the potty or
a clothes change (and watches all inflows and outgoes to report to the
rider), and maybe trots out the horse so the rider can watch with the vet.
LOL! I wasn't talking about "crew" in the FEI sense. DG

Re: [RC] [RC] Jockeys (was Riding Cavalry), Maryanne Stroud Gabbani