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Re: [RC] Do words matter? - Joe Long

On Sat, 12 Aug 2006 11:08:43 -0700, "Barbara McCrary"
<bigcreekranch@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

To get to the point, 50-mile rides existed several years before AERC was 
formed.  And possibly the reason there were 50-mile rides as well as a VERY 
few 100s was lack of trail for the longer distance.  In our area, it would 
be fairly hard to put together more than the one 100 that exists, and that's 
our Swanton Pacific, as it takes up two counties, two state parks, and a LOT 
of private land.  It also takes a lot of time, dedication, volunteers and 
facilities to put on a 100.  It's infinitely easier on everyone....RMs, 
volunteers, vets....to put on a 50.


That sums it up nicely.  50 miles was a kind of compromise distance,
long enough to be a reasonable test of equine fitness for long
distance (if not an ideal test), short enough to be practical and

Joe Long


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