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Re: [RC] Do words matter? - Maureen A. Fager

I have to agree with Joe here too. AERC describes endurance as 50 or more miles in one day, and that's how I describe it too. A distance rider is a different story, that includes the LD rider and the CT and other distance event riders. Calling ones self a "distance rider" is great description for the type of riding all distance riders do. (some of those distance riders are recreational trail rides who ride pretty far, actually)

While I have ridden lots of 50's, I've been fortunate in that I have been able to ride and complete one 100 mile, one day ride. My whole world view of endurance changed when I crossed that finish line.

In the USA, if you want to ride endurance, step up to the 50 mile distance.

If you can't, or won't, then you aren't riding endurance, but distance. There are lots of horse people who are amazed that anyone could ride even 25 miles (and want to do it again.)

Happy Trails Distance Riders All,
my moto: No bones to fix in '06!


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