|November 7, 2014||Posted by Melinda under Equine Endurance|
I’ve wanted to write this post for a very very long time. How long? Years.
It finally took a friend privately asking me about the subject to finally put my thoughts on paper.
Why the hesitation?
- Because my experience is the experience of n=1 and I don’t want to discourage anyone.
- Because even though I know what I experienced and have watched others go through similar, I still believe in the power of determination and hope and a little luck.
- Because I still believe myself when I tell greenbeans that YES, you can do this sport on a non-arab.
- Because I’m afraid of offending you, My Dear Reader, because if I don’t explain myself well enough than you might think I don’t support or believe in you as you go through your own endurance journey on a non-arab.
Here’s what I learned doing endurance on a non-arab, keeping in mind that this is a one rat study and my opinions and experiences may not be true for *your* specific circumstance.
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