I am not a stranger to riding or training, but I have never done Endurance Riding professionally and I am not sure where to start.
I have a 5 year old mustang that is in training and I think he might make a mighty fine endurance prospect, but I have no idea where to start doing this sort of thing professionally.
Raylan (the mustang) is being started on trails in the next week or so (been doing arena riding thus far) and I don't imagine it is going to be too hard for him.
I plan on working him up and down hills - walking for muscle build up and sprint/walk for exercising lung capacity.
Is there anything that I could be missing or lacking focus on as I start this endeavor?
Also, I am open to buying a light weight saddle if I need to, but has anyone competed or done a long distance ride without a saddle? I am a fan of bareback and have done several long rides sans a saddle.
I really feel like such a newbie when it comes to this topic!
Any feedback, help, resource linking would be greatly appreciated andthank you all in advance!