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Re: [RC] Horse not fitted up - safe to do an LD? - Don Huston

I would go. You and your horse both have some experience doing LD so you will not make the newby mistake of over riding your horse, just cruise and have fun. The Fireworks ride is very pretty with lots of big trees and there used to be a beautiful, deep water crossing 4-5 miles out from the start. Lots of excitement! >:-}

Don Huston

At 02:30 PM 7/14/2009 Tuesday, you wrote:

Shahtahr has basically had it made in the shade for the last year and a half.  LOL

So.....now I'm tempted to do the Fireworks ride in Santa Cruz, CA this weekend....some dear friends from CA will be there that I haven't seen in ages and I really want to go.   I would just do the LD and the daytime temp is supposed to be 68 degrees.   Ride mgr said it is rolling hills, not too steep, but a lot of them.

Any advice or opinions appreciated.  I need to mail this entry, but I keep hesitating.   I've always read that most horses, if kept in pasture and not stalled, can easily do a 25 miler if not raced.   I tend to believe that, but thought I'd ask all you wise, experienced riders.  :)

Btw, Shahtahr has been living on several hilly acres with a herd of four others, since March 1st.

Thanks, and waiting to go to the mailbox with my entry form.....

Jennifer and Shahtahr

[RC] Horse not fitted up - safe to do an LD?, Jennifer Fleet