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Re: [RC] Fit mare - Joe Long

On Mon, 6 Dec 2004 22:41:58 -0700 (MST), <heidi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I finally seem to have a horse with energy and stamina. I rode open this
 past w/e at a NATRC ride. I only ride safety, which I learned can be a
curse and a blessing. I ride novice safety all the time, and my mare
seems  to have a great brain for that, but the added speed and
excitement of the  open pace was a little much for her.  She bucked and
longed and just  generally "played" all w/e.  A friend of mine laughed a
bit and said I  would adjust to having such a fit horse. I told her I
didn't want to  adjust. I wanted the mare to "get over it" She never did
anything  malicious, but man, was she ever feisty.  What to do to get
this new  behavior under control?

Maybe do a 100-miler?  ;-)

I remember once clearing trails in Bankhead National Forest in Alabama with
Jackie Mitchell.  Her horse got loose and went back down the trail to the dirt
road.  As we were going after the horse, a fellow in a pickup stopped and
offered to help.  He said, "How far can the horse run anyway?" To which Jackie
replied, "Oh, about a hundred miles!"


Joe Long


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