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Re: [RC] Riding Too Slow - tprevatt

First of all Frank - if you wife says it true it is true. You nod and say yes 

I perfer to ride the trail - not worry about how fast or slow I go. I perfer to 
mix it up - to use different muscle groups - to take what the trail will give 
me and not force what it won't.

If the footing is good and the terrain is fast - I'll rock on. If the terrain 
or footing get bad, I'll walk. To me "don't hurry and don't tarry" which I 
first hear MMS use means to take what the trail will give you but don't force 
what it won't.. If it's tough take it easy (don't hurry). If it good trail and 
good conditions then make time (don't tarry).

As Tina pointed out there is more than one vet in the SE that will tell you 
that you can ride too slow - ending up too long in the heat of the day.


DVeritas@xxxxxxx wrote:

    I've been told by my wife, friends and others that sometimes (usually) I 
ride too slow. 
   I've been told that riding too slow (and still meeting the cutoff times in 
endurance) can be just as hard on a horse (physically, emotionally, mentally) 
as riding too fast.
   Do you suppose that can be true?


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