I rode him on the beach for 6 hours a little while ago. This was just pulling him out of the pasture and riding. He was not in working shape. He literally spent the entire 6 hours trotting, cantering and galloping. We would take walk breaks but he just wanted to go and go and go. My friends 6 year old Gypsy Vanner was done while my boy was begging to keep going.
He can really cover ground when we are out on the trail.
So I am really just curious, what goes into training for endurance? What do you guys do? What can I work towards? Can I use a normal english saddle or do I need a special endurance saddle?
As I said I want to do something with him. He is a lovely jumper but unfortunately gets too hot and uncontrollable on the jumper course so I can't do that with him. Same goes for cross country. He hates dressage and I hate western so those are out as well. He wants to work and wants to go, I just need to have something to work towards.
It is always easier with a goal, I think.
So yeah any opinions would be great. How do you like endurance? Is it fun? Worth trying? Thanks!