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[RC] re: first 100 miler - Cindy Collins

Kyle:  No one can tell you whether or not your horse is ready, BUT I suggest 
you put more weight in experienced endurance riders' (look up their records on 
AERC site) opinions.  A horse that's been doing 50s successfully "should" be 
able to do a 100 miler.  I have successfully completed 100 milers as a horse's 
first ever endurance ride and as their second ride (after 1 50 miler).  These 
horses went on to have successful careers with no problems.  Hate to say "in 
the old days" cause there's so much disdain for those of us who started 25+ 
years ago, BUT many horses back then started with 100 milers cause that's all 
there was.  Sounds like your horse has a good base, but you know the horse 
better than anyone else.  Good luck!

Cindy Collins


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