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Re: [RC] ridecamp reaction to Truman's comments - Cindy Collins

Seriously :), Erick & Truman, it is not meant as a put down.  This
over-sensitivity and wanting a title before you've earned it just happens
to trip my trigger!  I don't mean that you are that way, but many people
are.  Language does count for something.  Saying I'm a marathoner because
I've walked a 3 K is wrong.   I have mentored more riders than you can
imagine and I have paid my dues in this sport since 1979 when I went to my
first ever Big Horn 100 meeting and learned about endurance riding.  I
have ridden in the SE, CT, PSW, SW, MT and W regions.  I NEVER would have
run around saying I was an endurance rider before I had ridden a 50 miler.
Quite honestly, I did not feel like I was an endurance rider until I
finished a one day 100 miler because THAT was the goal of the sport I fell
in love with.  Yes, we are a big umbrella and everyone is welcomed to
play.  That being said, not everyone is an endurance rider AND not every
horse has done a one day 100.  It's very offensive to me (and apparently
I'm not alone out there) for a horse to be given a 100 mile horse award
without having accomplished a one day 100.  It's VERY misleading to the
public and don't think for a second that some of those horses will have
that award on advertising and as a selling/breeding point.  As they say in
that southern movie..."It ain't fittin', it just ain't fittin'!"  Cindy


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[RC] ridecamp reaction to Truman's comments, Cindy Collins
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