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[RC] Another first 100 question - sherman

Although only “planning” on doing a few 50s in ’07 on my horse, Sonny, 9 yrs old, who did his first 50 at Lake Oroville in November ’06, IF he does well and has absolutely no problems (easyboots are currently challenging us, he can’t bear to have nails driven into his hoof and I don’t want to sedate him for shoeing)  would it be reasonable to think he’d be fit for a 100 in late July? He’s short, very sturdy, with great recoveries, was raised in large pasture and I put him under saddle last year. I’ve been tentatively offered another horse, but if something happens and I can’t use the other horse, I’m considering Sonny as a back-up horse. I’ll be conditioning him in the toughest canyons of the ride (Tevis) because they are more accessible than the easier sections. And of course if anything during our conditioning pointed to him not being able to do it, I wouldn’t push it.


What do you think?



Grass Valley, CA