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RE: [RC] [RC] [RC] [RC] RideCamp -LDs. - Rae Callaway

Where are you getting this attitude?  I've certainly never come across it.  ANY type of horse can do endurance provided it's physically & mentally sound and has the right attitude!
 For the record, I'm an LD'er and that may be all I do due to lack of time for conditioning, but in my region, I have never been made to feel second class because of the distance I'm doing.  I also deal with a lot of show/pleasure/rodeo people who have no concept of endurance.  I tell them I'm a distance rider and if they want to know more, then I go into details about LD vs. endurance.  I think distance rider covers it all and I don't believe LD needs to be called endurance - just like the 10k is not called a marathon! (to use the previous analogy)
 
Rae
Tall C Arabians - Central Region

Libby & Quentin Llop DVM <qhll@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
My family and I have 3,560 miles of real endurance on non Arabs, including 11 top tens, 2 wins and a BC.  If you want to talk about prejudice,  I think the attitude of "your horse can't do this because he's not an Arab" is much more prevalent than looking down on LD riders.  LL
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Subject: Re: [RC] [RC] [RC] [RC] RideCamp -LDs.

In a message dated 4/28/2004 2:30:08 PM Central Daylight Time, howard9732@xxxxxxx writes:
.  For one, it's
definitely the distance for non Arabian horses whose owners find out that 50
is just a bit much for them to endure.  For another thing, the heavier
riders who find that the longer distances do take more of a toll on their
horse than what the tiny hineys experience; they might find that they do far
better in the 25, 30, or 35 milers where weight classes aren't even a part
of the sport at all.
I am a heavyweight, over 60 years and ride a non arab and would not do any better in LD.............mb (hoping to do more rides when my shoulder is done healing)

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