POLL ARCHIVES


What is the age of the horse you ride in LD rides?
4 (16 votes) 8.51%
5 (22 votes) 11.70%
6 (24 votes) 12.77%
7 (19 votes) 10.11%
8+ (107 votes) 56.91%
(Total Votes: 188 )

What is the age of the horse you ride? (for 50+ miles, non LD)
5 (1 votes) 1.18%
6 (5 votes) 5.88%
7 (9 votes) 10.59%
8 - 10 (23 votes) 27.06%
11+ (47 votes) 55.29%
(Total Votes: 85 )

What distance do you ride?
(If you ride multiple distances please vote for each distance you ride)

Limited Distance (78 votes) 34.21%
50 - 75 (90 votes) 39.47%
100 (29 votes) 12.72%
Multi-Day (includes XP and Pioneer) (31 votes) 13.60%
(Total Votes: 228 )

Are you a member of AERC? If yes which region?
No - Not a Member (2 votes) 2.11%
Yes - CT (9 votes) 9.47%
Yes - MT (3 votes) 3.16%
Yes - MW (3 votes) 3.16%
Yes - NE (13 votes) 13.68%
Yes - NW (8 votes) 8.42%
Yes - PS (7 votes) 7.37%
Yes - SE (44 votes) 46.32%
Yes - SW (2 votes) 2.11%
Yes - W (4 votes) 4.21%
(Total Votes: 95 )

Should LD's be changed to follow the same rules as longer distances with full credit in the endurance program for LD points and mileage?
Yes (243 votes) 40.70%
No (339 votes) 56.78%
On the Fence (15 votes) 2.51%
(Total Votes: 597 )

Would you rather win a 50 or complete dead last in a 100 considering they both carry the same number of points?
Win a 50 (30 votes) 28.85%
Dead Last in a 100 (63 votes) 60.58%
On The Fence (11 votes) 10.58%
(Total Votes: 104 )

Where do you frequently ride/compete?
Within the state I live (17 votes) 25.76%
Within the Region I am a member (35 votes) 53.03%
Within the US (14 votes) 21.21%
Internationally (0 votes) 0.00%
(Total Votes: 66 )

True Confession: How many people have had an RO pull that really was because of lameness or metabolic/recovery problems?
Yes (32 votes) 32.32%
No (67 votes) 67.68%
(Total Votes: 99 )

Have you ridden at a ride where a hand held HRM was used in the pulse box?
Yes (76 votes) 80.00%
No (19 votes) 20.00%
(Total Votes: 95 )


If your answer is yes to the above do you feel it is a valid way to determine if a horse is within parameters?
Yes (80 votes) 86.02%
No (13 votes) 13.98%
(Total Votes: 93 )

Which type of saddle do you presently ride in?
If you use more than one, choose your favorite.

Wintec (all types) (41 votes)11.68%
Reactor Panel (27 votes) 7.69%
Big Horn (12 votes) 3.42%
Desoto (17 votes) 4.84%
Stonewall (5 votes) 1.42%
Bob Marshall Sports Saddle (50 votes) 14.25%
Torsion (4 votes) 1.14%
Ortho Flex (32 votes) 9.12%
Free & Easy (2 votes) 0.57%
Steuben (9 votes) 2.56%
Synergist (8 votes) 2.28%
Sharon Saare (14 votes) 3.99%
Boz (7 votes) 1.99%
Solstice (3 votes) 0.85%
Frank Baines (1 votes) 0.28%
Abetta (18 votes) 5.13%
Sommer Oakfield (2 votes) 0.57%
Annie George (16 votes) 4.56%
Not Listed (83 votes) 23.65%
(Total Votes: 351 )

For Endurance I prefer the following STYLE of saddle.
Western (63 votes) 34.62%
English (74 votes) 40.66%
Treeless (37 votes) 20.33%
Australian (8 votes) 4.40%
(Total Votes: 182 )

How many times in 2004 were you involved with trail cleanup, use, etc.?
Zero (33 votes) 26.83%
1 (14 votes) 11.38%
2 - 5 (34 votes) 27.64%
6 - 10 (14 votes) 11.38%
11+ (28 votes) 22.76%
(Total Votes: 123 )

How have the high gas prices affected your ride season?
Attending less rides (72 votes) 35.82%
Attending Multi Days over Single Days (20 votes) 9.95%
Cutting back in other ways, still going to same rides. (36 votes) 17.91%
Trailer Pooling (18 votes) 8.96%
Did not affect my ride season. (51 votes) 25.37%
Other. (4 votes) 1.99%
(Total Votes: 201)

Do you think that the weight divisions (feather, light, middle and heavy) are best used by including the tack in the weigh in?
Yes (92 votes) 80.00%
No (18 votes) 15.65%
Undecided (2 votes) 1.74%
Don't Care (3 votes) 2.61%
(Total Votes: 115 )

When do you plan to ride a one day 100 mile ride?
Within 1 month (13 votes) 8.28%
1 month to 6 months (29 votes) 18.47%
6 months to 1 year (29 votes) 18.47%
More than 1 year (36 votes) 22.93%
Not sure when (29 votes) 18.47%
Never (21 votes) 13.38%
(Total Votes: 157 )

What do you think is the most important factor in choosing an endurance horse/mule?
Breed (27 votes) 19.71%
Bloodlines (6 votes) 4.38%
Size (0 votes) 0.00%
Conformation (62 votes) 45.26%
Intuition (23 votes) 16.79%
Other (19 votes) 13.87%
(Total Votes: 137 )

What type of distance riding do you prefer to ride most?
Endurance (188 votes) 66.67%
CTR (28 votes) 9.93%
Ride & Tie (1 votes) 0.35%
Endurance and Ride & Tie (7 votes) 2.48%
Endurance and CTR (50 votes) 17.73%
CTR and Ride & Tie (2 votes) 0.71%
All (6 votes) 2.13%
(Total Votes: 282 )

It's Tevis Time. Do you plan on riding Tevis?
(even if you already rode Tevis)?

This year (9 votes) 5.92%
Within 5 years (65 votes) 42.76%
Within 10 years (11 votes) 7.24%
Undecided (23 votes) 15.13%
Not in the cards at all (44 votes) 28.95%
(Total Votes: 152 )


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