During his life, the great Native American chief Crazy Horse found himself pursued many times – by the U.S. Army, scouts, and members of rival tribes.
But they could never catch him, despite riding their horses into the ground in efforts to do so.
After his death, a friend disclosed the great warrior’s secret.
On level stretches and down hills, Crazy Horse would ride fast.
But he walked his horse up the hills.
The lesson for long-distance riders is profound:
don’t jam up the hills and don’t coast down them.