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[RC] new topic - bobmorris - sherman

While some may be looking for “go fast foods” I think most endurance horse owners just want to make sure their horse does not have any deficiencies that could result in a tie-up or colic. Also, there is more of a trend to keep a horse, even if it turns out not to be able to perform as you had expected it to. JMO…


 Bob wrote:

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”.