ctr/ld/endurance riders - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 Old 10-14-2011, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: nj
Posts: 2,289
• Horses: 0
ctr/ld/endurance riders

for those who have already done a ctr/ld/endurance ride i have a few questions for you

1. do you need a crew
2. what do you pack for the trailer ride
3. what do you pack for the ride in saddle bags or what not
4. how much food do you bring
5. do you reccommend shoes or boots for a normal barefooted horse
6. any tips for a beginner :) my first ride is in 2 weekd a ld of 15 miles which is nothing but i want to be prepared for anything

thanks in advance
kait18 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 Old 10-14-2011, 11:24 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Surry, Va
Posts: 4,712
• Horses: 0
Not sure what the id or ctr means,
A 15 mile ride is pretty much a normal trail ride for me. Most of the trip rides I go on are about 20 miles with a lunch break.
For those you want normal tack in trailer, and a bit of hay, and water for the horse.
My saddle load, some vet wrap and bandages in one side, maybe a granola or box of raisins in the other. Camera, water, maybe a few watermelon shooters, or some scuppernog in a leather bota on the horn. Im not in any hurry though. There would be a big difference between a relaxing day trail ride, and a 15 mile race. I'd like to do one of those 100 milers, but would do it it a slow gait. Would probably come in last.
Joe4d is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 10-14-2011, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: nj
Posts: 2,289
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe4d View Post
Not sure what the id or ctr means,
A 15 mile ride is pretty much a normal trail ride for me. Most of the trip rides I go on are about 20 miles with a lunch break.
For those you want normal tack in trailer, and a bit of hay, and water for the horse.
My saddle load, some vet wrap and bandages in one side, maybe a granola or box of raisins in the other. Camera, water, maybe a few watermelon shooters, or some scuppernog in a leather bota on the horn. Im not in any hurry though. There would be a big difference between a relaxing day trail ride, and a 15 mile race. I'd like to do one of those 100 milers, but would do it it a slow gait. Would probably come in last.
haha that is what we are trying to prepare for for next year. we are starting slow with only 15 miles and hopefully by next summer can do 30-50 miles. this is our first race atmosphere so i am alittle nervous. we haven't hit the trails for a while so this will be a very slow race for us :) walk and trot maybe canter if he is up for it.
for what you mentioned i should just treat it as a normal 2 hour trail ride then??? and bring that gear with me as what you mentioned is usually with me.
thanks
kait18 is offline  
post #4 of 14 Old 10-14-2011, 11:42 AM
QOS
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Southeast Texas
Posts: 3,391
• Horses: 2
A friend and I are conditioning our horses for a Limited Distance ride of 25 miles in February. I know both our horses could complete this right now with no problem...we are also conditioning our backsides!!

As for the trailer, that depends on how far away the ride is from your home base. We are hauling 95 miles to our ride. We are spending the night so we have to have everything for ourselves and the horses for a 2 day trip...feed, hay, electrolytes, water, tack, snacks, emergency care for the horses, chairs, awning, etc.

As far as what we will carry on the ride - snacks for us and the horses (Biscuit loves a treat!) water, Burt's Bees lip balm, camera, vet wrap, something to repair tack with, a little knife, hoof pick, hoof boots, helmet, heart monitor and I am sure something else!!

Can't wait to hear about your adventure! Be sure to pack confidence and have fun!

Enjoying my Garmin and mapping trails
Visit my trail riding blog at
dashingbigred.blogspot.com
QOS is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 10-14-2011, 11:51 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Surry, Va
Posts: 4,712
• Horses: 0
I never thought a 25 mile ride is that big of a deal for a horse, might be for your butt, but a moderately in shape horse shouldnt have an issue. Give it a couple water breaks. I usually stop for lunch and let him graze for a bit halfway. I guess all things are relative. I have never rode in an arena, so my first introduction to horse riding was the 10-12 mile trail rides at some of the parks in my area. Something my horse gets just about every weekend.
Joe4d is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 10-14-2011, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: nj
Posts: 2,289
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by QOS View Post
A friend and I are conditioning our horses for a Limited Distance ride of 25 miles in February. I know both our horses could complete this right now with no problem...we are also conditioning our backsides!!

As for the trailer, that depends on how far away the ride is from your home base. We are hauling 95 miles to our ride. We are spending the night so we have to have everything for ourselves and the horses for a 2 day trip...feed, hay, electrolytes, water, tack, snacks, emergency care for the horses, chairs, awning, etc.

As far as what we will carry on the ride - snacks for us and the horses (Biscuit loves a treat!) water, Burt's Bees lip balm, camera, vet wrap, something to repair tack with, a little knife, hoof pick, hoof boots, helmet, heart monitor and I am sure something else!!

Can't wait to hear about your adventure! Be sure to pack confidence and have fun!
thank you
kait18 is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 10-14-2011, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: nj
Posts: 2,289
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe4d View Post
I never thought a 25 mile ride is that big of a deal for a horse, might be for your butt, but a moderately in shape horse shouldnt have an issue. Give it a couple water breaks. I usually stop for lunch and let him graze for a bit halfway. I guess all things are relative. I have never rode in an arena, so my first introduction to horse riding was the 10-12 mile trail rides at some of the parks in my area. Something my horse gets just about every weekend.
we have been riding for 30 minutes to an hour to hour and a half since my schedule is all messed up but he is in decent shape and not over weight nor underweight. i know he will be fine with the 15 mile but on average how many miles do you pack on when you do a 2 hour ride??? i never kept track before
kait18 is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 10-14-2011, 12:11 PM
QOS
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Southeast Texas
Posts: 3,391
• Horses: 2
I have been riding quiet a bit this summer - tried to ride at least twice a week riding a little more than 8 miles each time so about 17 miles. If we went camping it was a little more than that. We do alot of walking / fast walking / jogging and then some trotting and some cantering. We are pushing that up to 3 times or more in a week. We both just got heart monitors to see where how fast they pulse down. LOL we are having a blast just getting going!

Enjoying my Garmin and mapping trails
Visit my trail riding blog at
dashingbigred.blogspot.com
QOS is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 10-14-2011, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: nj
Posts: 2,289
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by QOS View Post
I have been riding quiet a bit this summer - tried to ride at least twice a week riding a little more than 8 miles each time so about 17 miles. If we went camping it was a little more than that. We do alot of walking / fast walking / jogging and then some trotting and some cantering. We are pushing that up to 3 times or more in a week. We both just got heart monitors to see where how fast they pulse down. LOL we are having a blast just getting going!
where did you get the monitors??? and advice with brands and such???
kait18 is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 10-14-2011, 02:02 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Surry, Va
Posts: 4,712
• Horses: 0
I have never really paid much attention to how far or how fast or how long. And have only the organizers word for the actual distance so I cant really say. Last ride I went on I rode out about 930 stopped for lunch, a few pee breaks, and walked over a rough spot or two, rode in to camp well before dinner at 6, Supposedly trail was 18 miles honestly I have no idea of time though. I have to clock watch at work, not interested in doing it on my off time. Spending a couple hours a day at a steady walk/ gait a couple times a week should have horse in good enough shape to do a 25 mile a day ride without issues, especially if you get off an do a few breaks during the day.
Joe4d is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
any ctr/endurance riders here live in NJ area kait18 Trail Riding 16 12-09-2011 03:43 PM
just courious about endurance riders Juniper Horse Riding 3 10-02-2009 08:00 PM
Pain in shins and ankles...what could it be?*endurance riders!! i need your help!!* Go The Distance Horse Riding 0 03-28-2009 11:07 AM
Endurance firemom1 Trail Riding 11 08-08-2008 04:04 PM
Any Endurance riders out there? laceyf53 Horse Tack and Equipment 3 01-10-2008 04:17 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome