NEARING THE FINISH LINE--Young horseback riders approach the finish line during a recent endurance race. Horses are walked to the finish line to keep the animals' heart rates at a reasonable pulse to qualify. Both riders and horses must be in excellent physical condition.
Some youngsters play football or softball, and some sing, play an instrument or dance. But some local children take up horseback riding and compete in races—even against adults.
During a recent 30-mile ho...
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