- I love my EN's and look forward to it every single month.
- A better way to have stated my feelings on articles would have been to say that I don't always find articles applicable to me at that moment, and sometimes I do (and I want more...so sue me).
- The rest my friends, was firmly tongue in cheek as to solving the worlds problems on my second cup of coffee. No need to hang me from the nearest tree, or drag me behind a running horse.
It would have been better to say what I do like about the EN's and what I don't really give a rat's behind about.
- Articles like Beat the Heat in the July 2010 issue.
- Pacing in the December 2010 issue.
- What your horse needs ...after a ride. February 2011 issue.
- Diagnosing equine muscle disorders June 2010.
- Are you ready to move up to 100's April 2010
- Being the best you can be takes time May 2010.
- 100 mile horse recognition program October 2011.
Yes, I did read the Stagg Newman and Crandell articles. Good articles. But I'm still very much a beginning rider, okay? I started this sport on an unbroke horse, barely able to balance in the saddle. I've fought a lot of fronts. Thought I'd finally "got it." Then "it" was jerked out from under me. The loss of Phebes in my riding world has made me witchy and moody. What can I say? The EN's is the highlight of my month, and I have piles of them. But I will stand by my statement that not every printing has an article pointed straight at the newbie. In a sport wanting to attract more of us, that would be a good idea, even if the information was reprinted from "old" back issues. I have noticed that in the past two years articles have much improved in length and scope and pertinence (relative to me).
But I also stand by
- I would not die if the cover wasn't glossy, or if every issue wasn't in color. It is the stuff between the covers that I enjoy. I like to read about some of the experts in the sport. I enjoy concrete articles on specific factors of interest (selfishly) to me, and I like to check the standings for LD mileage.
- My interest is pretty much ZERO in international riding. FEI, what-ever. I just don't care. It is a major part of the sport but has no appeal to me. My needs are more basic.
- If electronic media or a subscription fee would help the AERC I'd be feeling flexible about that.
For the record I apologize if I sounded "snarky" about EN's. Honestly I was trying to put forth some grim humor and it fell on its face. Stuff happens.