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Re: [RC] [Endurance Tracks] France requests change to 2008->2009 - Chrystal Woodhouse

Good comments re: FEI and alternatives for Europe...however one thing that stuck  with me from the letter to FEI from France was that "most of the endurance riders were professionals" , so a totally different mindset than " go out and have a great time on your best friend/backyard horse " kind of situation. Probably "to finish is to win" not so attractive when lots of $ is at stake!! Can you imagine a TB owner telling a jockey to go out/take it slow/have a great time???:-) ;-)       Not that the European way is bad...just different,and probably  a lot of that has to do with the fact that the "average" person does not and will never own a farm/land , be able to afford horses etc.............,we are so very,very lucky in North America.:-)

Chrystal :-)
Re: [RC] [Endurance Tracks] France requests change to 2008->2009, Diane Trefethen