I think I've just spent the past 10 hours reading every post in this section of the forum. Can you tell I'm a bit excited? Anywho. I've been planning on picking up Arabian Reining but the more and more I'm around the reining/Arabian/Western show world versus my few times volunteering at an Endurance ride... I find myself slowly changing my plans to just picking up Endurance from the beginning. I mean, if I start my miles at 22 years old, who knows how many thousands I could have in 40 years?
Anywho. Ignore my rant
First, how many endurance horses do most of y'all have? Only one or more?
Second, assuming you've got only one horse. Going by the 10 miles=one week rest, what do y'all do for the 5 weeks after a 50? (Lunge work, short saddle time and ground work excluded.) I'm sure that rest time may get cut a little bit depending on the fitness and level of the horse and whatnot but... Everytime I read that I imagine myself with only one horse (only my future lovely Arab for a few years before adding more to the herd) twiddling my thumbs for a month. Tell me what y'all do while your mount is recovering, be it with your endurance horse or with another horse!
Oh. Hello, by the way!
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