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New Girl! Need Arab Critique.. Endurance Prospect?

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    02-03-2013, 01:20 PM
Lol that's funny that you mention the difference between "Arab" and "Arabian". However, in the horse world, I think you'll find most people do just say Arab, or in this area, Ay-rab haha.
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    02-03-2013, 01:21 PM
Joe4d, I'd like to see the science/resources behind the growing every 20 miles statement?
    02-03-2013, 01:31 PM
What Jillybean said.....
It sounds like your plan for training is good!
She is a Q-T-PIE!
    02-03-2013, 01:54 PM
Originally Posted by jillybean19    
Lol that's funny that you mention the difference between "Arab" and "Arabian". However, in the horse world, I think you'll find most people do just say Arab, or in this area, Ay-rab haha.
I have to laugh.. Ay-rab. My QH-loving mom is horrified I might even consider an Ay-rab. I haven't told her about this girl yet.
    02-03-2013, 03:47 PM
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Excuse my ignorance, but why is it that all of the endurance riders tend to say short horses are better? Or in Joe's case, shorter horses better for rough terrain but taller horses better for flat?
    02-03-2013, 03:53 PM
Green Broke
Flat easy terrain, more places on the trail to open it up and make up time. Usually easy footing, and the longer legged horses go faster at same gaits.
Rugged steep terrain usually involves rocks and bad footing, shorter more nimble horses do better. Lot less places on the trail where the longer strides can come into play.
As I mentioned earlier there is also the bone elongation factor over distance that must be considered.
    02-03-2013, 05:24 PM
Joe is correct that your horse grows every 20 miles.

I would not at all worry she is going to be too big. I just saw a Freisian/Arabian cross this weekend and a draft/arabian cross at the race I was at and they did quite well, and they are quite a bit larger than the mare you are looking at. It really, really depends on the horse's mind, their conditioning, and whether or not their basic conformation is good enough to prevent back, leg, hoof, or any other soreness issues. Though I will say a horse that gaits tends to have a higher heart rate if conditioning is equal, just because the act of gaiting equals more heat (more work = more heat = higher heart rate ... same with more weight = more heat = higher heart rate). The horse you are looking at has no obvious conformation flaws, so I think you should be fine as long as you condition slowly and methodically.
    02-03-2013, 05:27 PM
Green Broke
See someone finally gets me,,, we need an acronym like DIMR for riders..
Um DIHG,,, distance induced horse growth.
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