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Re: [RC] Stagg's dream...... - Barbara McCrary

On the other hand, we have "leased" horses to various competitors, from ride & tie to foreign visitors. One R&T team nearly killed our best horse because they were so focused on winning that they forgot to water him on the trail and wouldn't take the time in the VC to water him there, either.
We let one foreign rider use my best horse and he rode the horse to win. It never occurred to me that a person would ride another person's horse with the intent of trying to win over others who were riding their own horses and knew them intimately.
We let another foreign rider use my husband's best horse and the horse sustained such massive damage to his splint that he was never completely sound again.

I'm not that keen about letting someone else use our horses for championship races anymore.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Truman Prevatt" <tprevatt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Jay Randle" <splendacrest@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 2:51 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] Stagg's dream......

Jay Randle wrote:
Stagg said:
"Truman is probably correct that International travel with horses
will only get more difficult. I personally would like to see
a "back to the future" where foreign riders frequently leased horses in
the host country like in the earlier World Championships.
That created camaraderie. Just ask Patti Pizzo who leased
her wonderful horse Savaq to Brazilians for the '96 Worlds
in Kansas. After he did so well, Patti and the Brazilians
were dancing on the tables at the post ride dinner.
However that is probably the idealistic dreamer in me.


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[RC] Stagg's dream......, Jay Randle
Re: [RC] Stagg's dream......, Truman Prevatt