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post #1 of 3 Old 05-23-2010, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Training for hunter pace

I really want to attend a some in the winter or next spring. I'm just not really sure how to prepare Aidan for one.

Any info or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 3 Old 05-23-2010, 09:16 AM
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Hunter Paces are typically W/T/C and no more then a few miles. If your horse is in normal trail condition, he'll do fine.

My normal rule of thumb when I used to compete was to trot up hills, walk down hills, and trot/jog the flats. The last time I competed (many years ago) my team came within 3 seconds of the ideal - really a matter of luck rather then skill for the most part.

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post #3 of 3 Old 05-23-2010, 09:47 AM
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Just do as much hacking as you can! It's the best way you can condition, get out of that stuffy arena and get out on those trails and fields!

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