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Re: [RC] Is it possible-- reponse to Ed - Dbeverly4

In a message dated 2/15/2006 1:31:28 PM Pacific Standard Time, rides2far@xxxxxxxx writes:
Maybe a horse can go from untrained to ready in a year. Examples anybody?

They can do it.....My horse, Harca, went from a dressage horse to a Tevis horse in under 12 months.  He did 2 50 mile rides and 2 NATRC rides (Open division) during the summer leading up to Tevis and he finished in great shape in 1992.  Went on to finish 5  more Tevis rides and VC 100.  He was 7 years old for his first Tevis. His owners, Henry and Helen Logan, did a great job of getting him ready .... they were very experienced Tevis riders.  But I also think he was exceptional (I'm not biased at all, no not me <g>).
 
Another of their horses, Gdapper, came off the Arabian race track as a 9 year old, did 4 50 milers and finished Tevis....that was over the course of 2 years though.  The delay was due mostly to Gdapper's brain refusing to accept that he was no longer a (rank) stallion <g>.
 
 
Sylvia