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Re: Re: Re: Uh-Oh! The LD thing again

I am going to post this to RC, I hope that you dont mind. You know this now
makes you an arrogant &^%$# along with the rest of us oldbies.
   See below for a good explanation.
-----Original >Gesa,
>Had a friend forward this on to me....seems the LD thing is back in the
>once again. I've been riding endurance over 12 years and have many many
>miles under my belt, many of those hundreds. And I absolutely agree with
>you. I love to tell beginners that my first year of riding, I ONLY entered
>25's and won every darn one !!! I was so dang proud but could never figure
>out why I didn't get the respect I DESERVED. It wasn't until a very dear
>well respected rider sat me down and totally reamed me for what I was
>I had it explained to me in no uncertain terms that I was an embarrassment
>to this sport, had no right to call myself an endurance rider and was
>going to permanently damage my horse or kill him. I'll tell you, I took
>tongue lashing to heart. True, I have since done a few 25's, but my goal is
>to stretch it out for the full 6 hours and utilize it as a training ride.
>I'm proud to say I can hold my head up and call myself an endurance rider,
>my horses always look great, finished Tevis 14th and 10th my first
>rank nationally and KNOW in my heart that those 25 miles are ONLY for
>training. People comment often about all the people who are disabled who
>only do 25's.......Hmmmmmmmm, I don't know about you, but I haven't seen
>many of them on the trail. Usually just a bunch of yahoos. I think often
>when people use that excuse about Hannah Hollender, legally blind, yet
>ranked among the best in the WORLD!!!! I can't remember ever seeing her do
>25. Anyway, good job, sorry I didn't post this directly to ridecamp, but I
>quit it a long time ago. Got fed up with those with the least experience
>knowing what's best for the masses.
>Keep up the good work ,
>Leighsa Rosendaul
>NW region
>----- Original Message -----
>To: diane knapper <>
>Cc: superpat <>; <>;
> <>; <>
>Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 1999 12:37 AM
>Subject: Re: Re: Re: Uh-Oh! The LD thing again
>> Hey there sweet pea,  I have been in this sport since 1977.  I have seen
>> horses die because of inexperience (and sometimes experienced) riders
>> of respect for their mounts.   I have ridden ctr also.  I still would
>> to see people wet their feet in distance riding starting with CTR before
>> doing endurance.  25 miles is NOT an enduance ride.  The fact that you
>> have the audacity to ask me if I like being flamed tells me that you
>> probably dont have very many miles under your butt.   After you get 1000
>> miles of 50++ then come back and tell me how tuff a 25 is.   It is a
>> training ride and should be judged accordingly.  I am absolutely NOT
>> down the LDrs.  I am only giving my opinion as to what an enduance ride
>>      gesa n clovis
>> From: diane knapper <>
>> Cc: superpat <>;
> <>;
>> <>;
>> <>
>> Date: Tuesday, November 02, 1999 5:43 PM
>> Subject: RC: Re: Re: Uh-Oh! The LD thing again
>> >The sad part Gesa is that you want to be flamed....looking
>> >for attention?????
>> >
>> >
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