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BY ELEANOR CUMMINS
Tri-City HeraldJune 25, 2015
Dick Root knows how complex a horse’s personality can be.
The 71-year-old Kiona man has worked with horses big and small, in his career as a veterinarian and pursuing his hobby on the ride-and-tie competition circuit.
“They’re just like people: different body types, different minds,” he said.
Ride and tie is a relatively unknown sport that combines horse riding with trail running.
In a competition, two runners and a horse team up to complete a cross-country course of 20 to 100 miles. The final time for a team is given when all three members have crossed the finish line.
Root will participate in the 45th annual Ride & Tie World Championship on June 27 in Klamath Falls, Ore. He will run with his partner, Jen Titus, of Grants Pass, Ore., and his horse, Ali...
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