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post #11 of 15 Old 10-30-2013, 09:25 AM
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If I may make a suggestion about reading some of the more, umm, verbose, endurance forums.. please take the time to do a bit of background checking on the people giving the advice, esp if you are reading Ridecamp or some of the fb groups.

Like many places online, it seems that often the people with the least experience are the ones yelling about things the loudest. The AERC webpage has a great feature where you can look up the records of people by name.. I have found that to be a wonderful resource when trying to sort good info from bad.
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post #12 of 15 Old 11-01-2013, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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If I may make a suggestion about reading some of the more, umm, verbose, endurance forums.. please take the time to do a bit of background checking on the people giving the advice, esp if you are reading Ridecamp or some of the fb groups.

Like many places online, it seems that often the people with the least experience are the ones yelling about things the loudest. The AERC webpage has a great feature where you can look up the records of people by name.. I have found that to be a wonderful resource when trying to sort good info from bad.
TOTALLY AGREE! :)

I've been pouring over the book Go the Distance and 4th Gear. Interesting info. I've been riding horses for some time and am pretty good about picking out good info from not so good.
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post #13 of 15 Old 11-01-2013, 09:49 AM
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I used to even run into this nonsense AT rides! Not that I consider myself any kind of experienced expert, but the nonsense would be from someone on their SECOND ride!! They became experts on their first ride!!

I am not the brightest bulb in the box, so I learned the most by talking to the ride managers, and hooking up with experienced riders who were starting out new horses and wanted to go slow, then doing a loop or two with them. They usually rode on while I hung back, as I don't have a competitive bone in my body, I ONLY compete with myself. Since I do not use electronics well, I have learned to read my horses, and we do what they say, as long as that is getting us to the finish line in time. Otherwise , I pull. I find NO shame in pulling if something feels off.

Pm me, and I will send you some names to avoid, if you want...You are welcome to check my ride history if you want. M22422

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post #14 of 15 Old 11-02-2013, 06:07 PM
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As for books, another good one is "Complete guide to endurance riding" by Donna Snyder-Smith
For a good laugh and realistic look at endurance: The lighter side of endurance riding" by Angie McGee. Worth every penny.
Then a little gem: Endurance 101 by Aarene Storm. 10$ on amazon, good easy informative read.

My best source of info came from volunteering every year as vet scribe. The vets are so generous in teaching, every one gave me precious advices. Also, you learn a lot from observing the horses who succeed and from the pulls as well.

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post #15 of 15 Old 11-02-2013, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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As for books, another good one is "Complete guide to endurance riding" by Donna Snyder-Smith
For a good laugh and realistic look at endurance: The lighter side of endurance riding" by Angie McGee. Worth every penny.
Then a little gem: Endurance 101 by Aarene Storm. 10$ on amazon, good easy informative read.

My best source of info came from volunteering every year as vet scribe. The vets are so generous in teaching, every one gave me precious advices. Also, you learn a lot from observing the horses who succeed and from the pulls as well.
I actually plan to do a ride and then volunteer the other day that I attend. I like two day rides so my horse and I can relax before and after and then head home :)
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