can't find my last update, so this may be a repeat. General Beauregard has been retired from the world of endurance. Broxton plantation and pulled for pulse down at first vet check. Granted it was 100 degrees and about half the field was pulled as well, but this was a flat ride and I rode at barely finnish time, he just simply can't handle it. Or at least not with me on him. I am going to be shopping for the right arabian this winter.,,,, In the meantime tome to start working Miss Emma, she may not be a winner but she is a great horse and things about her make me think she will be much much better endurance horse than Bo.
She's a hand taller and much stronger, Bo was show lines, Emma is old school plantation lines.
Bo high stepped racked, Emma flat walks shuffle steps,
Oh and she does that at about 10 mph,
Emma walks at typical trotting speed. Her relaxed resting walk is nearly 5mph.
Emma has huge surface blood vessels along her shoulders and lower neck, leading me to believe she may be better at shedding heat.
We shall see I am getting some miles on her now, she pretty much has never been ridden hard so can't do alot on her yet. Will aim for an LD this fall.... Several new riders including a couple walkers are doing the 20 oct LD in SC, and want me to go, however it is a 35 mile LD, seems kinda an odd distance for an LD. I mean if I can get through a 35 mile ride I might as well do the 50. But at the same time I feel it is too soon for a 50 for her. The following month is a 25 mile LD, I think that would be a better choice for her first ride.
Anyway Mileage: 558, 72 of that on Miss Emma