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Re: [RC] Endurance horse - Truman Prevatt

However, if the horse -no matter what condition - is an idiot and falls off a cliff he's not much an edurance horse. If the horse won't work with his rider - letting the brains of the outfit call the shots, he's not much of an endurance horse.

There is much more to being a good endurance horse than "properly conditioned." Maybe that works on flattrack endurance racing, but that doesn't work on most of the true endurance trails in the US.

So maybe the question should be rephrased in two questions.

1. What makes a good AERC endurance horse.
2. What makes a good endurance flat track race horse.

They are most likely different beast.

Truman

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Aren't the words "reasonable" and "endurance" mutually exclusive?

Okay, I'll bite, it seems to me that in order to meet the basic criteria of "an endurance horse," a horse must first evince the ability to ENDURE. Endure the distance, endure the rider, endure the traveling, endure the hoopla, endure the application of a myriad of modalities (sane and insane), endure the weather, endure the terrain, endure the hands of pit crews, endure the sponges and buckets and mashes of secret concoctions, endure the vet checking intimate areas of the horse, endure gravel roads, endure long stretches without adequate water, endure supplements of every variety, endure rump rugs come undone and flapping beneath the tail, endure Chlorox bleach bottles banging the shoulders, endure two track starts in the dark then a quick downhill to Squaw Valley, endure the latest tack configurations, and........

OKAY.....An Endurance RACE Horse must go to endurance races and race. The results of the effort being 1) Complete the Ride, or no booty.....then 2), sort out the finishing from there.

Frank>

Those are reasonable definitions. Mine would differ because of a peculiarity of my own perceptions. "A horse that has been properly conditioned to successfully and safely compete at extended distances."

ti


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