Hey guys, I am looking to get competitive with the endurance riding, but also to have fun with it. I gotta admit I love the look of an Arab, so maybe I will look more into it. I am not crazy about Pasos there are a million of them down here in south Florida and they just don't do anything for me. What should be the age that I would be looking for in an endurance horse, also as I can imagine I would want something leggy and lean as opposed to a stockier build? I was thinking of some of the other gaited breeds, I am sure in a long andurance race a gaited breed would be much more comfy to ride and maybe that would help avoid rider fatigue, but what about stress on the horse because of it doing its walk? Do gaited breeds get more tired from moving how they do as opposed to normal gaits?