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RE: [RC] [RC] LD and Placings - heidi

I'd say that both Barbara's and Karen's versions are true, depending on the circumstances.  I've sure seen some folks act like second-class citizens--on all distances, I might add--and sometimes that tries the patience of even the best of ride managers and fellow riders.  Likewise, some folks just seem to have a chip on their shoulders, and take everything the worst possible way, instead of looking for the best possible meaning. 
I've ridden roughly a dozen LDs over the years, and unlike Barbara, I've usually been on seasoned horses, but have either been nurturing green riders or have been nursing an injury or illness of my own and just wanted to ride anyway.  But like Barbara, Julie and others, I've never been treated "second class."

I've ridden 2 LDs, both starting new horses.  No one ever made me feel "second class".  I'll take Karen's last sentence and revise it to say, "If you are think you are being treated second class, it's probably in your own mind." 
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