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Re: [RC] Leasing Horses (Staggs Dream) - John Teeter

aristocrats generally (i've noticed in the few I've encountered) seem to know how to ride, (but that's a gross generalization ... and the gentleman's "code" may have precluded any ribbon pulling:)

jt

On Jan 6, 2008, at 3:06 PM, Tom Sites wrote:

Here's my story and it ain't an ism.? I did not make the WEC USA Team in 1988 and was here in the area it was held.? I befriended a group and found out they needed to lease a horse.? First i had to get approval to take the horse off the long list and transfer him to another team.? That was granted.
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So i now know the team somewhat and there was this lightweight marathon runner and an aristocrat to decide who i wanted to ride the horse.? I said if my horse is to be leased he would be ridden by the lightweight marathon runner.? I was paid $1,000 for the lease and that was cheap, as by the time the passport was done thats half.
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Long story short.? The marathon runner did not run and in fact rode his last 22 mile loop over 2 climbs in 45 minutes.
So its no wonder i get to the vet check and he still ain't come down to parameters.? He was pulled at 70 or so.
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After the story came out that on that 22 mile loop the rider pulled the ribbons to intentionally deceive those behind him.? At the awards the Chef cried w/ embarassment with me.
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Did i choose the right or the wrong rider or should i have not been even in on the discussion?
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I'll never know, but i do know i'd never do that again.? ts


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