Well I want to do endurance on my six year old appendix gelding. As of current he can long trot four miles in mild weather without breaking a sweat. In the winter he can ride 10 miles at mostly a lope and long trot, during the summer heat, and we are talking tripple didgits and humid im in texas after all, he can do 10 miles at mostly a trot and some lope. Of coarse this is without me really pushing him. From what I've heard that makes him a decent prospect and with a bit more conditioning I know we could start amatur level endurance comp.
What I was wondering is, granted there are some endurance riders here to see this, What I could do to help condition him besides lots of wet saddle pads and concentrated training?
Also does anyone else think he's a good prospect or is it just me?
I've already got an all day trail ride planned in Oklahoma this fall with some friends and I figured I would use that help me judge if he's really up to it...