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Re: [RC] Evaluating Potential 100 Mile Prospect - heidi

I found my 100 mile prospect and she is being vetted
in the next week or two.  For those of you who have
their 100 mile horse, what was the most important
feature that your horse exhibited that made you think
that they would be a potential 100 mile horse and did
that actually turn out to be a good indicator that
they were 100 mile material?  BTW, this horse is not
an Arab, but she sure looks and acts like one,
including flipping her tail up and over her back.

Someone else mentioned the willingness to eat, but also said there wasn't
any good way to assess that until you are on the trail.  Actually, I've
had a pretty high correlation between horses that will eat well and drink
well on long trailer trips as youngsters and those who will continue to do
so on the trail.

Obviously there are metabolic parameters that you can't judge just looking
at them.  But taking good care of themselves is really high on the list!



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[RC] Evaluating Potential 100 Mile Prospect, Carolyn Burgess