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Re: [RC] [RC] re: new topic - Truman Prevatt

bobmorris wrote:

It's not the horses - it's the people. When I was in sports in high school and college, we got 3 squares a day, poured a lot of salt on our food if it were hot and all the blood sweat and tears we could handle in the gym, on the track or in the weight room. There were no stores full of "protein supplements", conditioning supplements, tailored amino acids and of course today some of the designer drugs that has ruined human athletics. Why should it be any different for our horses than ourselves?


This thread has intrigued me a bit.

Having been associated with endurance riding, breeding, conditioning, training and riding endurance horses I find that there is a completely different mind set within the endurance horse owners these days.

We, and many others who were in the game did not have the “benefits” (???) of the current modes of communication, research avenues and multitude of “go fast goods” that are the current fashion.

We looked for horses that could stand the rigors of living on forage, water, stock salt and a minimum of grain and still be successful endurance competitors. Today the search is not for the adaptive horse but the adaptive pharmaceuticals that will enable any horse to do a ride.

The body of posters today is decrying the fit and breeding of TB’s, but are pushing the endurance horse in the same direction. There is no thought of sidelining the unfit horse these days. The question is “what can I find that will enable me to use what I have, suitable or not”.

It used to be the supplement page(s) of the vet supply catalogs had a few items to sell. Now there is page after page after page of “go fast goodies”. When is the current crop of riders going to realize that it is the horse, the breeding and the knowledgeable rider that formulates success and not the can, bottle or package?

Bob Morris


"Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true." Bertrand Russell


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RE: [RC] [RC] re: new topic, bobmorris