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post #1 of 20 Old 10-22-2012, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Tell Me About Endurance Riding

Tell me about endurance riding. Anything, I wanna know.

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post #2 of 20 Old 10-22-2012, 07:15 PM
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Tell me about endurance riding. Anything, I wanna know.

That is a pretty broad statement. Do you have more specific questions?

If you are looking for an equally broad answer, I can tell you what I tell non-horsey people who ask me what I do: its like ultra-marathoning on horseback.


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Its were you ride horses fast...duuuuuh :P

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Its were you ride horses fast...duuuuuh :P
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post #5 of 20 Old 10-24-2012, 01:59 PM
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I have a right to talk on the enternet XP
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Not like that!
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Actually, it is a whole lot more than riding fast...and that was pretty dang snippy.

I have been training to ride/finish an endurance or Limited Distance ride so while I haven't completed a ride yet I have worked at becoming an endurance rider.

One must complete a ride of a certain distance in a certain amount of time on a horse that MUST pass vet checks along the way and when crossing the finish line. If the horse doesn't vet out it is pulled from the competition. And often an average speed can be anywhere from 6-10 mph so hardly a flat out race. The horses heart rate must hit a certain count in a certain amount of time, must be able to move out easily with no hint of lameness or stiffness.

Quite a bit of conditioning and training of both horse and rider goes into Limited Distance/Endurance riding. I have a heart monitor on my horse to monitor his conditioning. My horse right now could complete a 25 mile ride with no problem. Not so sure about me!! I am riding a QH so while we can go and have a good time, he is not likely to be competitive. An Arab or Arab cross is the endurance horse of choice for serious competitors.

Hoping to compete in my first 25 miler in March.
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I have a right to talk on the enternet XP
You certainly do!!!!! Talk on the "enternet" all you want but when you are on the internet you may want to moderate your tone so that people take you seriously instead of thinking you are a snippy child.
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Quite a bit of conditioning and training of both horse and rider goes into Limited Distance/Endurance riding. I have a heart monitor on my horse to monitor his conditioning. My horse right now could complete a 25 mile ride with no problem. Not so sure about me!! I am riding a QH so while we can go and have a good time, he is not likely to be competitive. An Arab or Arab cross is the endurance horse of choice for serious competitors.

Hoping to compete in my first 25 miler in March.
Do you think an OTSB would make a suitable mount?

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Depends on how much you train and how competitive you want to be.
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