TWH for endurance?

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    04-11-2012, 04:33 PM
TWH for endurance?

Anyone out there using one? Seen it done? How do they do?
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    04-11-2012, 05:50 PM
They do fine on trail lol... they are smooth in there gaits its not as bumpy ;) but like any horse needs to be conditioned to handle the long ride
    04-11-2012, 06:11 PM
Originally Posted by kait18    
they do fine on trail lol... they are smooth in there gaits its not as bumpy ;) but like any horse needs to be conditioned to handle the long ride

I have a coming 3 year old filly and was looking at endurance riding on her in the future and was just thinking of the possibilities. Looking for a future job for her and I don't think the show ring would be my thing with her.
    04-11-2012, 06:17 PM
They do fine my twh cross loves it and I think its joe4d who uses twh aswell and I know alot of people near me prefer the twh on trail.

Just train her like a trail horse and condition her and you will have a great mount :)
    04-11-2012, 08:45 PM
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My horse is a gaited and half TWH. She holds up great... But I'm not sure how much my letting her trot factors in to that. She's trained to do both trotting and gaited, so my mixing it up might help. Her gait is way more exhausting for her than her trot, but that might be due to her excessive action. Her gait is a saddle rack, which is less efficient than a running walk.
    04-11-2012, 08:53 PM
Just keep working her in all her gaits once she is in better condition she will be able to handle longer periods in each gait. The only thing I suggest is making completely different signals to get her to gait and to trot. Walkers pick up there gait naturally some don't and have to be trained to hold it. So just keep working her for longer periods of time in the gaits you want her to do.

    04-12-2012, 11:17 AM
The TWH is a nice breed. I have enjoyed my filly so far. She was started at 2 and then rested over then winter. She turns three in a month and will be put back to work then!
    04-12-2012, 11:27 AM
Well then have fun with her :) that's all that matters
    04-12-2012, 11:43 AM
Originally Posted by kait18    
well then have fun with her :) that's all that matters
Yeah that is the important thing. I am really interested in endurance riding anyone out there that can explain how the events/rules go?
    04-12-2012, 11:44 AM
I would think if conditioned properly she would excel. That is pretty much what they were bred for after all, covering a lot of ground comfortably. I think brighteyes is right though, a horse with a lot of action would have a harder time maintaining that for long periods because it takes more energy.

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