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Re: [RC] WEC trails - Steph Teeter - Steph Teeter

I absolutely agree. I still believe that horses are built to go really fast, or really far, but not both at the same time! The heart and muscles can deliver, we have seen that proven, but the limbs don't hold up over time. I would greatly prefer that technical trails be the norm for endurance riding, at any level. But given the variable geography of this planet, that is not always possible. Perhaps if flat tracks are all that is available, the distance should be shorter?


On Nov 26, 2008, at 1:11 PM, Vickey Hollingsworth wrote:

I don't like the idea of 100 mile flat track racing. I would like to see more technical challenge for WEC and WEG.

Racing 100 miles is a feat of athleticism and is to be commended, no doubt, but I feel that the elite of the elite should be tested over more varied terrain.

Or - hold separate world champion races for the flat track racers, and the varied terrain racers. It reminds me of Thoroughbred track racing and Steeple chasing. Horses and riders in both categories are athletes in their own right, but given the nature and roots of our sport, I think the varied terrain race is more appropriate.



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[RC] WEC trails - Steph Teeter, Vickey Hollingsworth