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Re: [RC] [MB] Endurance News cover photos//Kids - Barbara McCrary

And part of that positive attitude came from their great teacher-mentor-sponsor. Many of Maryben's "kids" came to greatness.  Wish you could mentor-sponsor our granddaughters, too.
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Subject: Re: [RC] [MB] Endurance News cover photos//Kids

In a message dated 8/12/2006 6:15:14 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, sensei@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
Most horsey kids by nature don’t have the attention span, perseverance, and, well...endurance to do endurance.
I don't agree at all.  I took a 5 year old and her pony on a 50 miler.  She was riding bareback around the camp about an hour after we finished.
The juniors I have started ranged in age from 5 to 13 and they not only took care of their horses but helped me too.  Two of them started by doing an LD ride but all the rest started with 50's so they don't know much about LD but they all were focused on being "endurance riders" and treated conditioning as a job to do.....no slacking off with other plans.  Riding came first....................mb

Re: [RC] [MB] Endurance News cover photos//Kids, Merryben