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Re: [RC] John Crandell III & Heraldic - rides2far

=>  has several advantages over Fred, he has less miles (less damage) 

You know, I really think this is something we don't emphasize enough.
Yes, it is good to *wait* till a horse has a base, but then there is the
window of opportunity when the horse has that base, and the joints have
the least wear. Worn joints aren't always the sign of abuse. Don't *we*
all have worn joints?  Go watch adult joggers, then go to a high school
track and watch 18 year olds. You don't have to be a pevert to think it
is a *beautiful* thing to see how fluid they run on the well lubricated,
smooth cartilage compared to the adults that you thought looked
good...until you saw the teen.

I honestly think I waited too long to do my horse's first 100 and wasted
some of his best years. If you've got a horse with a base and you keep
thinking you want to do some *more* rides before attempting a 100...think
about those joints and if they're mature and trained...go for it!

HUGE congratulations to John & Heraldic (and Asgard) on an AMAZING

P.S. Just think...now he gets his 500 mile patch!



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