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RE: [RC] Las Cruces Speedway - Ranelle Rubin

Good girl Alexis..I am of the opinion that there are definitely two "camps" developing in our world of endurance. Choosing the one that best suits your goals for your horse and yourself is the most important task you will have.

Ranelle Rubin, Business Consultant
Independent Dynamite Distributor

916-663-4140 home office
916-718-2427 cellular
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From: alexis_mills@xxxxxxxxxxxx
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [RC] Las Cruces Speedway
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2008 15:26:48 -0700

Honestly, that's where the ride was, and lots of riders apparently took the sign literally.
And within minutes of my arrival there on Sunday afternoon, I saw a swaggering cowboy, rodeo buckle and all, swearing as he rode in to a vet check, then dismounting and slapping the reins at an obviously distressed horse. If I hadn't been forewarned by recent posts, I probably would have left right then. But I waited to see what would happen, and yes, the horse was pulled after an hour or so. I overheard someone say the rider had been advised to take the horse into town for observation/treatment, but I don't know what happened. The same rider was allowed to start the 50 mile the following day more than 3 hours late, and it was partly the dread of seeing him come in with another sorry-looking horse that led me to leave right after BC judging for the previous day's 100.
I've recorded many other observations but won't include them here for fear of offending people or inciting their wrath.
I'm still interested in traditional endurance and will continue to condition my horse with that goal in mind, but endurance "racing" does not interest me at all.

[RC] Las Cruces Speedway, alexis_mills