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Re: [RC] [RC] ? Evaluating Potential 100 Mile Prospect - RDCARRIE

In a message dated 12/7/2004 10:12:18 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
<heidi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

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!

The above is one of the reasons I have such high hopes for my 4 yr old CMK 
gelding.  The boy is a hoover...don't get between him and groceries!  <G>  I 
took him with us to a ride last spring for camping experience...it was his 3rd 
trailer ride in his life (first was with a transporter from Idaho to LA, 
Calif., and second was with a transporter from Calif. to Texas).  Neither were 
positive experiences for him (he did not load well either time - it was quite a 
rodeo, I heard), but I taught him to load calmly in our 2h bumper pull and our 
gooseneck in a couple of hours.  He never stopped eating during the 6 hour trip 
to the ride, and never stopped eating in camp.  We'll see how he does when he 
gets out on the trail.  :)

Dawn and Epic Sundance (food is my life...)


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