First endurance ride. Need advice.
I am going to compete in my first endurance ride ever. Both my pony and I are doing well at trail riding(with variables and obstacles) at speed and I am going to compete in the interschools competition for my school in our region in the Newcomers Challenge.
This will be anything from 0-40km and I am excited for it. I have my tack organised but how should an endurance ride be ridden?
I am not completely lost I just need help with rules and when to mount and dismount and the overall workings of an endurance ride. My horse's welfare is of top importance to me and we just want to have fun.
It may be helpful if I add that I will be riding alone.
If there is anything I have missed out or if you want me to know to keep my horse and I going well and safely, please don't hesitate to add. Thanks.