My riding buddy/barn manager and I have decided to give some Limited Distance riding a try with the eye on doing some 50 milers and more in the future if we like it.
She has an Arabian that can go and go and I have a QH so while my horse isn't the perfect endurance horse, I believe The Biscuit and I can have fun all the same.
I already have a Garmin and have been tracking miles (I have about 447 since I first rode Biscuit a year ago) and she got one a month ago. We both just got heart monitors to check our horses heart rates....I got this one:
V-MAX Product 2 on the advice of Phantom. She uses a V-Max so I went with that one instead of a Pulse. I got it in yesterday and we have it up and running.My buddy has a Sharon Saare Endurance Saddle and I have an AMTS Renegade Endurance Saddle with a horn...so we are ready to go. We have been riding quiet a bit at walk/jog/trot and I am having a trainer work with Biscuit on his aides as he is not a finished horse and I certainly am not a trainer!
We are entering a 25 mile ride in February that endurance rider Darolyn Butler is hosting at the International Airport in Houston, TX. We are planning on a ride in 2 weeks up at Ebenezer Park and ride at least 25 miles then to get our on backsides in condition. Woot! We are excited.