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28th May 2001, 05:01 AM
can anyone tell me a bit about endurance as i might be doing some endurance this year
8th Jun 2001, 11:25 PM
endurance riding is brilliant. start with a pleasure ride 10 miles upwards to 20 miles. then if you like it join one of the societies. ehps berc serc. you can then do training rides or competive rides. a horse can enter competively at 5 yrs old. you do so many rides at 20 miles then move on. depending who you are with. you need basic equipment, but a first aid kit carried in a bum bag, this inclused a whistle, space blanket, glusose tablets, bandage.the rides are done at different speeds pleasure rides 5.99 pr hr min and 7mph max you have to be within these times. in competive rides you name your speed (in scotland) anyway.)you have a vet check at the begining and at the end. the horse can not start if his heart rate is too high over 69? i think or lame. at the end he is checked again after the ride as you come in you hand in your paper and they give you a time to see the vet you have to present your horse in that time to qualify. a log if you have one is filled in then and your miles added.
10th Jun 2001, 03:38 AM
ok thanks angel would a standarbreed be ok to do endurance on???
10th Jun 2001, 04:20 PM
I did a bit of endurance on a saddlebred, he was very good at it, he covered the miles with no effort and was a very comfy horse to ride.
I think he'd be fine and do quite well if he's anything like the one I rode.
11th Jun 2001, 06:50 PM
yes most horses can do endurance highland ponies do up to 50/75 miles around here. it also depend on the horse and their capabilities. just follow a correct fitting program and work your way up you will see what length your horse can do, have a go at it it is lovely and people are really helpful and considerate. try a shorter ride first or 20 as a pleasure ride so you are not under pressage to keep to competive times have a good time
11th Jun 2001, 07:13 PM
you can do endurance on pretty much any horse as long as the horse it fit. Standardbreds would probably be good at it because they are not a really heavy horse, but at the same time they are fairly powerful. This is particularly true if your standardbred is a retired racer - they are bred for performance and endurance in races.
13th Jun 2001, 03:46 AM
:p he used to race he is 18 yrs old very fit still does shows
and how do you put them pics of horses on??? :confused:
well g2g seeyah
13th Jun 2001, 04:46 AM
here is a pic of him he is the bay witrh the blaze his name is blaze the palomino is called sunny my mum will be doind endurence on sunny i hope this is the right pic
13th Jun 2001, 11:52 AM
there both lovely how big are they?
14th Jun 2001, 05:01 AM
16.1hh and 13.2hh i have been riding blaze sence i was 3 yrs old
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