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Re: [RC] [RC] Building a Base (Somewhat long) - Esther Ramos

This was a very helpful post for me.  Thank you.  I am very new to this sport and have done two 25-milers on a borrowed horse.  I do, however, have a horse that I plan to prepare for the ultimate goal of doing 100 milers, if all goes well. I have been looking foward to this process for many years.  As a first step, I've just enrolled us in a clinic series that I hope will help us with spook issues for him and confidence issues for me.  The plan you outlinned is very similar to what I was thinking; you just helped solidify it for me.  I also plan to introduce him to cattle and do some penning and sorting.  He loves to play and I think this will help us learn to work as a team.  I am looking for to this new adventure. Again thank you 

Esther

>From: Stagg_Newman@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>To:
>Subject: [RC] Building a Base (Somewhat long)
>Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 23:49:30 -0500
>
>(belated reply on this thread - trying to catch up from vacation and
>business travel - could not resist putting in my two cents worth on this
>topic)
>
>Suggest building a base is a 3 part program that ideally is done over 3 or
>more years.
>
>1. Training
>2. Conditioning
>3. Continual Assessment
>
>The key word to remember is PATIENCE.
>
>
>
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