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Re: [RC] [Consider This] Akhal-Tekes in Russian Endurance Ride - Barbara McCrary

Notice the event took place in 1935.  Interesting....
We have a book called Horses of the World by Daphne Goodall, published in 1965.  We've  had it since our daughters were young girls.  It features all the breeds of all the countries, and here is what it says about the Akhal-Teke:  "Bred in a number of provinces, and is a direct descendant of the very old Turkmene race."  Look at the Turkmene and here is its description:  "....iron hard legs; of exceptional stamina and endurance, fearless, obedient, and very fast."
After our family got in to endurance riding in 1972, we used to read this description and dream, wishing there were such a horse in the USA.  Now we in this country are so much closer to that dream.  I don't know how many A-Ts there are here now, but there were none when that book first came out.
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From: Merri
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 12:04 PM
Subject: [RC] [Consider This] Akhal-Tekes in Russian Endurance Ride


An old video of an endurance ride from Ashkhabad to Moscow in 84 days over 4,300km... from many years ago.

Notice the spectators handing off... not water bottles, but flowers to the riders!

Posted By Merri to Consider This at 2/22/2008 01:01:00 PM

[RC] [Consider This] Akhal-Tekes in Russian Endurance Ride, Merri