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Re: LD-a child's perspective

If I had it to do over again as a ride manager I would annouce results as

The first finisher, the second finisher, etc...instead of the "winner"


Susan Swope-Attardi wrote:

> My eight year old son, who is in his first season of LD, posed to me a
> question today that I could not answer.  He said, "Mom, why do they tell you
> over and over at the pre-ride meetings not to race in the 25s, then, at the
> awards make a big deal out of giving placings and prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd,
> 4th, 5th and stuff?"  I could only answer, "I don't know."  Wow.  Out of the
> mouths of babes.
> Susan Swope
> AERC SE Region
> Kentucky
> A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves -
> strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us
> escape from our mundane existence.
>                                                      Pamela Brown, b. 1928

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