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Re: [RC] In the eye of the beholder - heidi

My point after all this is:  If you have a horse you love (or mule, or
donkey, or pony, or whatever!), and you both just love being on the
trail  w/each other - get out there and just do it, no matter what the
distance.

That is one of the beauties of this sport.  There is something in it for
everybody.  When one discusses "suitability" one really needs to ask,
"Suitable for what??"

If your goal is to be a top competitor, then you have to look at
suitability to do the sport with the utmost efficiency.  But if your goal
is to go complete miles on your buddy, as long as your buddy is sound and
healthy, you can do that, too.  And if you are not the most athletic of
riders, then "suitability" may have a lot more to do with a horse's
inclination to put up with your own inadequacies (I don't get on some
horses that I'd dearly love to ride because I am no longer the rider I
once was) than with his "suitability" to be a top endurance horse.  But
there is still room in the sport for all of us.

Ain't it great??  :-)

Heidi



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[RC] In the eye of the beholder, Lonnie Ruesch