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RE: [RC] 1000 mile horses a dime a dozen? - David LeBlanc

That pretty well underscores my feeling that getting 1000 
miles isn't all that uncommon in our sport, getting 2000 is 
pretty good, but the company starts to get a bit more elite 
at 3000....

Not uncommon, but upper quartile is generally considered pretty good.

(And David, it stands to reason that there are more 1000+ 
mile horses than there are 1000+ mile riders--really prolific 
riders have ridden multiple horses over the years.  There are 
quite a number of riders well up in 5 figures and darn few 
horses--those riders have several 1000+ mile horses.)

That's why there's lots more 5000 mile (and up) riders than horses - people
can compete for more years. It doesn't explain why more horses have made
between 1000 and < 2000 miles than riders. This is interesting, because it
is the opposite of what I'd expected - a person can hit 1000 miles on 5 200
mile horses, which isn't exactly an achievement. I'd have expected to see
more riders than horses at every bracket.

REAL endurance is sleeping in the tack compartment of your trailer w/the
door open, and your horse snorts/snots on your forehead every 30 min!
~ Heidi Sowards

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Re: [RC] 1000 mile horses a dime a dozen?, heidi