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

That seems to be exactly what the USEF is thinking by lowering the 
requirement for nomination, at some point the horse is washed up for 
high level competition.

No...do NOT put me in that camp. What *I* am talking about is putting a 2
year base on the horse, but not getting stuck *indefinately* in that "I'm
not there mode". Heraldic did his first ride in 2003. He did a 50 that
year so he had to be at least 5...so he is at least 8 now. I feel pretty
darned confident that they did a whole lot of training that is not
reflected in his overall competition mileage. You can do a lot of
training with less wear & tear using hills...which he has plenty of. 

All I'm saying is, I believe lots of people get stuck in the "Let me
train a little more, then a little more, and a little more and the horse
is "there" and that additional training is adding wear & tear. At some
point you're going backwards.. I am not in favor of rushing young joints
so please don't associate my comments with that.



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