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RE: [RC] LDs Are Different - sherman

Maybe this is a case where statistics don't tell the entire story. A horse
doing 50 miles is/should be more fit than a 25-30 mile horse and so if the
pull rate is the same, couldn't that mean 50 is actually harder if a more
fit horse is still getting pulled? 

Off to ride now, providing smoke condition are better when we get to our


The pull rate stats are on David's side. While an individual horse may 
have an issue between 25 and 50 miles - in general the pull rates for 
the 25 to 50 are consistent with the mileage difference in the events. 
In fact up through 80 miles the pull rates are pretty consistent. 
However, for the 100, the (especially metabolic) pull rate is 3 to 4 
times greater than in the 50. There is a quantum jump between 50 and 100 
miles in th pulls that is not present between 25 and 50.



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Re: [RC] LDs Are Different, Truman Prevatt