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post #1 of 6 Old 12-17-2008, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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The Making of an Endurance Horse

In early November 2008, my coach/trainer pulled a 5 year old mare out of the paddock to commence her endurance career. Of course, the first step is to break her in! This blog will detail her growth from feral paddock mare to competitive endurance horse!! Please follow along if you're interested.



The Making of an Endurance Horse

Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-17-2008, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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Here are some pictures of the mare in the blog:
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Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.
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post #3 of 6 Old 12-18-2008, 05:03 AM
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Shes lovely!!


What part of Queensland are you in??
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-18-2008, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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The mare is in Toowoomba but I live about 37km west of Toowoomba. Where are you?

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post #5 of 6 Old 12-19-2008, 05:02 AM
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I will look forward to following the thread. I am going to be doing some endurance 25 k with my mare in 2009.
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post #6 of 6 Old 12-19-2008, 05:15 AM
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Im in Crows Nest, an hr north of tbar. I used to know someone who rode with Splendacrest.
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