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post #1 of 5 Old 01-07-2009, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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Endurance riding?

Okay I posted this in horse talk and no response. Maybe its just a dumb question..... My horse (well finally my horse this week but won't go into it) may be doing an endurance ride at the end of the month. I think her true calling is jumpers/dressage/eventing. However she has never been to a show or other equine event. She is can trot for miles without tiring and my friend who is an endurance riders says she will easily place in top ten. I think it might be good exposure for her. She is super sound, great feet. My question is will hunter/eventer types be turned off by a horse who can also do endurance? I know it will not help her be collected but she we do long trotting rides with her anyway because being a 7 year old TB she needs to get out her energy and she really enjoys it.

I have never done endurance. any thoughts anyone?
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-07-2009, 01:39 PM
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As for endurance and hunter/jumper or dressage being an issue.. many horses have multi discplines they work, so I dont think its an issue, but your training may get complex and you may have to work on one before the other, and space out training the different discplines.

As for hunter/jumper and dressage, this site has a specific thread column dedicated to just that, where most of the HJ and Dressage people chat it up.. I would post more specific questions there, and you will get lots of direction there!

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thanks probably a good idea
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post #4 of 5 Old 01-08-2009, 12:34 PM
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In my opinion, and it's just an opinion!
I believe arena horses need something done with them outside of the arena to keep them relaxed and sound of mind! If she enjoys going out on long rides, I say go for it!
As for what will they think? You know whats best for you and your horse! Being health and happy is the most important thing!
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The more diversity the horse has the better their mind is. Horses like doing new things. Be sure you condition her for the ride and start off at a distance she is already comfortable in and work your way up.

If you can't ride her for at least 4 days out of the week you won't have a chance getting her in really good condition. Her heart rate has to be good at all the check points so she will need regular work to get her wind and heart in shape.
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