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  1. Endurance Riding
    He is 19 has completed several endurance rides back in 2014-2015 and won a couple hundred thousand on the track. He hasn't been in shape for several years. Is it unwise to put a couple of years worth of conditioning on him again to get ready for Tevis? By the vets he is 100% sound. I just don't...
  2. Endurance Riding
    Hey there, I want to try endurance riding on my 5 yr old curly/quarter horse mare maybe next year. This past year we have been riding multiple times week usually either in the arena for 30min to an hour, round pen for an hour, or on the trails for a few hours. On the trails we usually go at...
  3. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I am looking to purchase my first saddle, but don't have the money to purchase my "lifetime" saddle. I have been looking at used Ortho-Flex saddles, but I'm a bit nervous for fear that I will accidentally purchase a damaged or dangerous saddle. I am wondering if anyone can recommend a...
  4. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hello, I just bought a second-hand CTK endurance saddle that has a 3 point rigging set up and I was wondering if I can cinch it like a western saddle (which I guess means ignoring the back ring and just using the one under the fender) or do I have to buy a converter to make it work with a...
  5. Member Journals
    Hi! I've been trying to start posts after our rides but I decided I would bite the bullet and start a journal! For those of you who are new to us, Stitch (afore mentioned chubby Paint endurance mare) and I are competing in our first year of endurance/competitive trail rides. We mostly...
  6. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Does anyone here ride a Stübben scout? How do you like it? What do you use it for? Any arena work? Jump an occasional little log? Thanks. Rob Posted via Mobile Device
  7. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I'm considering starting up trail riding with my horse. We have some fabulous trails in the area that lead through residences and the forests. However, I primarily ride english. I'd like a trail uniform for my horse. I've really been interested in casual riding and trails. I know nothing about...
  8. Horse Talk
    Man oh man, is it hard. I'm not sure of the terminology of what I'm looking for, however. In short, I'm looking for someone who will go on rides together with me (I have two horses and one pony, and one of them is really lazy at ponying) during the year, or carriage rides. And just walks with...
  9. Horse Health
    Hey all, I've been looking into the idea of checking out some of these cold wraps I've seen from different companies all saying they require no gels, no ice, and instantly cool with water.. I was wondering if anyone was using any of these products already or had input on them compared to Ice...
  10. Endurance Riding
    I have some questions on endurance saddles. I plan on conditioning my amazing TWH to do Long Distance, maybe even endurance one day. I have some questions on saddles though. What are the benefits of an endurance saddle? Can it be used for regular trail riding as well? My mom has a friend...
  11. English Riding
    Okay I have two questions. Some background on me first, I'm 19, started riding in 2012, stopped after two months. Then 2014 i started again in a very commercialized environment, 100 horses, 20 stable hands, the students just jump on the horse, ride their group lesson, jump off and go home. The...
  12. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I am coming back to riding again after forty-two years. Yes, you read that right. I am pushing sixty and sold my previous horse when I went off to college. Somehow I have found myself with a rescue four year old Morab mare (presently at the trainer's being started for me). She's a steady horse...
  13. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    First and foremost hello :) I am new to the website and just registered because I want to connect with fellow horse lovers. A little about me: I am an all things horse lover, but have been "out of the game" for quite some time and am a little rusty. I grew up with Quarter Horses and some...
  14. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I know, I know, not another saddle pad thread! I've read them all, but I have a specific problem: My Paso fino is very short backed, and so I am looking for a saddle pad for trail riding that will fit her well. My saddle is a custom made Kuda Endurance Trail saddle, and only 22" long. She...
  15. Endurance Riding
    I have no clue what to do with my situation, so I figure I'll turn to the creativity and intelligence of the forum population and see if y'all have any ideas. I wanted to do endurance, bought a (mostly) arab mare, conditioned her, and started on LDs. Did a couple and LOVED it. Unfortunately...
  16. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    Haay everyone, new to the forum! Im in search of a Natural Ride 'Bareback' Saddle in the US. Have one (old or new version)? I'd love to buy it! Ridden in one? I'd love to hear your experience!
  17. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I am new to buying saddles, and I can't seem to get a clear answer from the online stores selling these, and the difference or advantages of a trail saddle versus an endurance saddle. I do all of my riding on dirt roads, and some trails, a few river crossings, a lot of hills. I do not plan to...
  18. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Ok, I'm disabled and CANNOT use stirrups (feet bones messed up since 2004). Thus, I've been competing in endurance (on and off over the years) in a basic bareback pad. (think square western pad with a nylon overstrap) I train in an even more basic bareback pad. (not even pockets, shaped like...
  19. Horses for Sale
    More photos available at: *Gorgeous Bay Dun Trail Horse* $600 - All reasonable offers considered. Beautiful 8 yr old, approx 14.2 Bay Dun QH Mare. Been there, done that kind of trail horse. Up hill, down hill, through water (LOVES water!), mud, switchbacks, rocks, you name it. Has jumped small...
  20. Endurance Riding
    Im looking at a saddlebreed and believe he could do it. he would need conditioning and a few more miles put on him. i was wondering how to start endurance riding, what i would need for one? (i would only be doing one or two a year.) and my mom wants to bring her little horse in it as well. hes a...
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