If you aren't a member of one of these organizations, than you probably won't get this post - but it's a great look at the differences between the different "distance riding" organizations. They are NOT created equal and I am an AERC endurance rider for a reason - a definite personal preference for the way endurance riding is run compared to the other models. All I can say about this post is AMEN SISTER!
Boy oh boy is this a hot topic since Funder, ~C, E.G., irish horse, and a whole host of others are posting on the topic.....Someday I'll get on my soap box on the whole "are LD's endurance and should AERC continue sanction distances of shorter and shorter mileage in order to retain/gain membership and make more $" but for now, I'll just say that I generally agree with the posts above.
I am allowed to post my own posts from other blogs in the round up? Go to Tess's blog and give it some love. And then head on over to Chick-n-boots. For a while I've only known where the character is going, not how she got there - but now I have it figured out for at least 5 or 6 chapters (thank you Laura Crum - your intro on the new book inspired me) - I feel comfortable posting the link. [All sorts of disclaimers - it's a first novel, it's a serial novel so I can't decide it's horrible and keep scrapping it after 2 chapters, and it will probably be filled with ho-hum characters that do predictable things in cliche plot arcs. Sorry, but I feel like if I can push this novel out, I won't be so scared by the mechanics of writing a novel].
Oh and BTW - did you know my mom is posting a serial novel too? Since she's the one that got me into the whole thing, then she can enjoy some of the
Dog related, but-OMG-I-want-it!
And with that my Reader is under 200 posts. I'm not sure exactly how "productive" this is, but I'm thinking that it doesn't count for much....