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Re: RC: Back-to-Back Rides

If you are going slow, it is probably the best thing you can do for your horse,  If you are going fast, it is probably the worst.  You
horse will tell you.  If I were you and not sure, I would enter and ride ONLY as far as my horse told me he was happy to do.  Not
finishing is sometimes winning, too!!!


"" wrote:

> Gini Wilson
> I almost hate to open this can of worms...but I really want to get
> some opinions about doing back-to-back 50 miles.  We are in a
> hot and heavy season here in the SE and every weekend there is
> a ride.  I've never done back-to-back rides like this before,
> but I've never had a horse that COULD do it.  I've been going slow
> (the turtle is my favorite award now-a-days) and have done 3 slow
> 50's in a row.  I would like to ride the 50 again this next weekend
> but I'm getting concerned that it may be too much.
> I spoke with a well known endurance vet and her opinion is that
> it "IS" too much.  But I am reasoning that if you can do
> "consecutive" 50's (2 day 100's, 3 day 100's, etc) then back-to-back
> 50's done slowly and with a weeks rest in-between is o.k.....or is it?
> Look forward to hearing some opinions!
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