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Re: [RC] [RC] ...anyone can take any horse and do 25 miles in 6 hours..... - heidi

How about replacing the word "anyone" with the word "a good
horseman/woman".   I think a knowledgeable or skilled horse person (I
don't just mean  experienced in endurance) could get just about any
horse through a 25 mile ride if the  ride conditions were not extreme.

That, and a horse that is healthy and sound.  Barbara may have been
exaggerating a bit, but the basic premise is true.

The thing to think about is "can" and "should"--two different concepts. 
This line of thinking is NOT implying that anyone "should."

But--that is one more thing that separates 25s from 50s--although this has
been occasionally done on 50s, I daresay that those (both horse and rider)
who could accomplish that are few and far between, whereas those (both
horse and rider) who can do this on 25 are not at all unusual.


I still prefer what it is that BH100, Tevis, The Duck's Soup of Endurance,
etc. has to offer...but, to see a horse canter over sand for those
distances...Good Lord, it humbles me.
~  Frank Solano

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Re: [RC] [RC] ...anyone can take any horse and do 25 miles in 6 hours....., KimFue