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Re: Endurance Prospect(s) -
Ruth,... I ride a 14-1 "typie" Mare that many other riders give great
comments about how great she looks and goes. I've won a few rides on
her including the Tevis in 1998. Incidently her Dam "mother" was also
14-1 and was just like her a real pleasure to own and ride. God's
greatest gift to me, after life itself that is!
>Ruth, I'm sure you will be bombarded with answers to this one! :-) Both
>of my horses are very 'typey' - my boy has the larger muzzles =
>Egyptian/Spanish look and is 15 hands, and my mare has the teacup =
>muzzled Crabbet look and is only 14 hands (if that). Both receive =
>unending comments about how pretty they are - and both are extremely =
>competitive! Don't give up on getting a pretty 'doer' - they ARE out =
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Abair, Ruth <RAbair@texas.dcrt.dla.mil>
> To: 'RideCamp' <email@example.com>
> Date: Thursday, October 29, 1998 6:38 AM
> Subject: Endurance Prospect(s) - "Decisions Based Upon Goals?"
> Dear Ridecampers,
> Classy - my little 14.2hh steed - and I are the "wanna be's" that =
> completed our first LD/25 in Poetry, Texas this year. My plans are
> continue riding Classy - he's 14 yo - in LDs, but eventually do 50
> before "I" get too old to enjoy the sport. Hence, sometime in the =
> future, I will start looking for a youngster.=20
> When we did the Poetry ride; general observation noted that my =
> just about the shortest and typiest - meaning extreme type -
> there. The majority of the horses looked more like the =
> horse mare I gave up for this sport. And they - including some nice
> mules - were at least 15hh or taller! Now don't get me wrong, there
> some "very" nice looking animals competing that day. My hangup
> that I have gotten used to - and love - that "extreme" type look. =
> I go with Classy they ooh and aah and fuss over him and it makes me
> own an Arabian.
> Well, to the point now - and no flames please - but I'm beginning
> if I have to sacrifice extreme type to get something that will =
> eventually, top ten someday. And if top ten is "not my bag" then is
> completion with maybe a BC obtainable with the type I have now? =
> everyone knows greyhounds are built for speed, dachsunds are not. =
> all other factors aside, a long legged steed eats more ground in a
> period of time than a short legged steed. I know this from my
> days many moons ago. Was Poetry indicative of "the way it is" or is
> possible to have the "best of both worlds?"
> Thanks so much,
> Ruth and Classy in NE Texas (but mom, I'm trying aren't I?)
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