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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.


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