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Re: [RC] Back-to-back 100s -- what's too soon? - Joe Long

On Tue, 4 Jul 2006 08:58:51 EDT, RISTREE@xxxxxxx wrote:

It was just a year ago that I was attempting to get thru my first 100, but it 
is safe to say that I'm now addicted and that my big guy, Ned, has found his 

So for those of you who have, or do ride more than one 100 a year, or are 
riding primarily 100s, how long do you leave between 100 mile rides?

It depends on the horse, and how aggressively you rode the first 100.
Kahlil was able to to 100-mile rides one week apart, and finish First
Place on both of them.  Sanshra can't do that, he needs at least two
weeks to recover enough for a 50 after riding a 100 (and he's not 100%
after two weeks).  I wouldn't attempt another 100 for 3-4 weeks with
Sanshra.  This is riding with or near the front-runners.

Few horses that have not been over-stressed should need more than four
weeks, IMO.

Ned finished the Pine Tree on 6/24, and I'm contemplating the Wolverine on 
8/5.  That's six weeks, and seems to be the minimum between rides (assuming 
horse is bouncing back well, and he is) from what some of my experienced 
100-mile riding friends are saying.   The horse will be getting tortured with 
dressage and some easy hacks between now and then.

Thoughts on this topic?

Unless your horse was overstressed to the point of injury or needing
treatment, or takes an unusually long time to recover, six weeks
should be plenty.


--Patti Stedman (NY)

Joe Long


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[RC] Back-to-back 100s -- what's too soon?, RISTREE