When I discoverd endurance riding, it was like a dream come true! It combines all my favorite parts of horseback riding, particularly speed and trail riding ;) Now that I'm conditioning and a member of a local club, I love how it gives me a goal and purpose to work toward with my horseand holds me accountable to take great care of him! I love doing our conditioning rides, setting out into the wild frontier (aka flat, desert BLM land, though there is a pretty sweet ATV course for hill work!) just me and my horse. The people are amazing and SO helpful - I've had horses for over 14 years and I never knew I knew so little about them until I began endurance!
Oh, and the whole color-coordinated tack thing is awesome :P we're royal blue!