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Re: [RC] New Incentive - Dot Wiggins

Bruce is right on with his comments. There is no fair way to give "partial" credit for miles without jeopardizing AERC rules. If the horse isn't "fit to go on" you are pulled, and no completion. That's it, period.

I have to differ a bit with Bruce's chart for getting ready for 100s. I've known a number of horses that never finished a 50 better than mid-pack that successfully completed 100s. It's not speed conditioning, but tough miles and long hours that make 100 mile horses. And once they are up for the distance rest is as important as riding.
When you find a horse that is both tough and fast, you have a great one. They are rare, but there are a surprising number of "To Finish is to Win" horses on the trails. Give 'em a chance to try. Distance is easier than speed.

I could never agree to "partial credit" at any distance. Where would that incredible "high" come from when you do finish the full course with a fit horse if it was easy ?

----- Original Message ----- From: "Bruce Weary DC" <bweary@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Ridecamp" <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 8:15 AM
Subject: [RC] New Incentive

horse for the longer distance. But the horse can undergo progressively increased physical demands by: taking 15 minutes off each subsequent 50 miler until competitve speeds ar reached, doing multi-days, interval and hill work, doing 50's ever closer together, and doing 75's or elevators.


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[RC] New Incentive, Bruce Weary DC