Conditioning an Endurance Horse - Where to Start

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    08-12-2011, 11:47 AM
Conditioning an Endurance Horse - Where to Start

I've got a 6 year Arab gelding that I'm trying to get ready for endurance racing. I ride him 6-7 days a week for an hour doing a variety of things, circles, walk/trot/canter, poles, LOTS of trail. Is there anything else I should be doing with him to get him in shape for a 50 mile ride??? HELP!
Here is a picture of him in case your wondering...
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    08-12-2011, 12:40 PM
Green Broke
Just start going out do a say a 5-10 mile ride mostly trotting if possible in varioius terrains. Then work up to 15 miles then 20 and so on
    08-12-2011, 12:47 PM
Alright thanks!
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    08-12-2011, 12:50 PM
Green Broke
Your welcome the best thing is to get him used to lots of trotting haha I personally can't handle actual endurance cause of my knees but every year I help train a couple horses including one who tossed me on her first actual outting haha gotta love young ones
    08-12-2011, 02:35 PM
Green Broke
Cute little guy! I would love to do endurance but alas between family and work I don't have the time for that much training! When is your first race?
    08-12-2011, 08:07 PM
I did a couple of them last year. This year we went through a few rough patches due to lameness so our first/last one this year will be a 12 mile at Oktoberfest in Mansfield, ON. If were really feeling up to it we might to the 25.
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    08-12-2011, 08:53 PM
I'd just trot everywhere any chance I get. Also I think the running martingale in that picture should be a bit longer
    08-12-2011, 11:04 PM
How come???
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    08-12-2011, 11:28 PM
Because his head is in a relaxed position yet the martingale is still interfering with your contact
    08-13-2011, 09:20 AM
Okay, I think I can make it longer.
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