Home Current News News Archive Shop/Advertise Ridecamp Classified Events Learn/AERC
Endurance.Net Home Ridecamp Archives
[Archives Index]   [Date Index]   [Thread Index]   [Author Index]   [Subject Index]

Re: [RC] about hidalgo - heidi

I'm not quite for sure...but I came across a website that had the story
of Hidalgo.  Said that this horse was a mustang, and had been in pony
express type races and so on, and won them constantly, and to make a
long story short apparently there had been a bet made that this horse
could not compete against the fine arabians of the egyptian king.  He
took the bet and the horse ended up winning this horendous race of that
time- by days.  When he came back to America they turned the horse with
herds of mares trying to get the stamina.  Said that the horse had came
from a certain indian tribe.  Anyway that's the jist of the history I
got from the website.  It was a family that raised mustangs for
endurance it's their cover story.

Actually, there is considerable evidence that the story is NOT true.  I
believe the Long Riders website (I'd imagine someone here has it
bookmarked and can provide the url) has a pretty comprehensive writeup
about this.



Ridecamp is a service of Endurance Net, http://www.endurance.net.
Information, Policy, Disclaimer: http://www.endurance.net/Ridecamp
Subscribe/Unsubscribe http://www.endurance.net/ridecamp/logon.asp

Ride Long and Ride Safe!!


[RC] about hidalgo, Lori Greene