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Re: [RC] [RC-Digest] Vol: 03.6207 100 mile incentive - Chipnml

In a message dated 10/7/2008 12:49:06 P.M. Central Standard Time, ridecamp-digest@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
Also the team that really WANTS to do the long distances don't have to go
home and feel like they failed, just hit a bump in the road. All is not
lost, they get the mileage for the increment they finished; they won't push
the horse to get through a gate and hold to try and get to the end with an
iffy horse,
I don't feel like I failed.  I feel very good about my decision.  After I pulled, several people congratulated me on making that decision.  That meant much more to me than completing on a marginal horse.  I don't think you should need an incentive like that to keep from pushing your horse beyond his capabilities.  Besides, I feel I'm in good company after being at Tevis last year when Stagg Newman did an RO pull because his horse just didn't seem right.