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Re: Racing horses and making money....

In a message dated 98-11-26 23:59:59 EST, writes:

<< What is the difference between EXPLOITING your horse for a dollar or
 exploiting your horse (riding endurance) for YOUR enjoyment? Seems
 pretty much the same to me. 

I agree that it is irrelevant whether the goal is money or enjoyment.  What
bothered me about the post to which lpopp referred was the insinuation that
even if there was a problem with the horse, as long as he was winning, it was
not important to fix it.  ti is right to be concerned about the horse's
problems, even though the horse is going to the winning post.  A HEALTHY race
horse runs because he loves it, and it doesn't matter to him if you win money
for his effort or not.  No more than a HEALTHY endurance horse who enjoys his
job cares one whit about whether you get points or career mileage for what he
does.  The bottom line is that a HEALTHY horse should always be the goal,
regardless of the discipline.


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