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[RC] Generators at 3:30 a.m. - sherman

I've read over and over again that on Saturday the horse is working off
the food they ate Thursday. I'd hate to think they couldn't do the ride
if they didn't get a mash on ride morning. I do give a small mash when I
get up ride morning, same as I do at home, and they usually too excited
to eat much of it. But they've eaten lots and lots of hay since
Thursday, almost like they know a ride's coming up, which one is. We're
leaving tomorrow for the Lake Oroville ride, our first since we did
Tevis. Got to go foam those Easyboots on now...


"There's just no good physiologic reason to feed concentrates after
midnight the night before.  Let alone if it involves
waking up your neighbors who would probably appreciate some good sleep.
So, even if a horse is a thin, hard keeper, they should still be able to
travel 25 miles on just hay and a mash before bedtime. If the horse is
going to drop so much weight in 25 miles that it would be hazardous to
their health, how could they be suited for endurance? 

"May the Horse be with you"


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RE: [RC] Generators at 3:30 a.m., Terry Banister