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Re: [RC] WEC trails - Steph Teeter

Truman - it really isn't only about winning. And when one refers to 'FEI level' rides, you have to realize that in much of the world, most of the rides are also FEI, not just championships and exclusive rides, but your everyday ride is probably FEI too.. Endurance is a huge sport, and not getting smaller any time soon. When there are 50 to 100 horses starting a ride, it's not realistic to think that every rider believes he is riding a horse that can win, and that he/she will only keep a horse in the stable that they think will be a winner. There are other goals and reasons to ride than the win of the day - points, team rivalry, qualification - and also the pleasure of participation and the thrill of a good ride - this is still the major motivation (IMO) for anybody in this sport, regardless of country or culture. Plus there are some amazing junior/young rider programs out there, with a need for more mature and manageable horses.


On Nov 29, 2008, at 9:54 AM, Truman Prevatt wrote:

I expect the example below is a horse on his way up going faster - not one that has lost a step. No one said anyone took the horses back and shot them. I expect many in the UAE keep a number of horses in their barns for other people to ride, relatives, friends, visitors, etc. If a horse is still going - that is a fine job for them. However, if you goal is winning, and why else are you there if your goal is not winning, you take your best not a horse that has passed his prime.


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