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Endurance horse training basics: Trotting out for a vet check

How many of us have ever had a horse embarrass us at a ride when we attempted to trot them out, and said horse wasn’t cooperating?  Yeah, me too!  It is something that we need to practice.  It’s not something that horses will automatically do well, though some do pick it up quicker than others.  Many horses need the repetition of practicing as well as learning how to trot out in public without making

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Death Valley Warmup, December 10 & 11, 2011

We had a pretty good time last weekend.  I rode Chief on Friday to mark trail along with Sue Wilkie and her horse Rocky.  Then, I rode Bo on the first day of the ride in the 50, and Chief in the 50 on the 2nd day.  The weather turned out great, and all things considered the turnout was decent – though still down over the previous year.  I think that may just be

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Endurance horse training basics: Camping while tied or confined overnight.

Horses on Trailer Ties – Weaver & Chief

So often we get caught up in the conditioning and riding aspect of our horses that we forget about some of the other things that we should be teaching our horses.  Everything we can do to expose our horses to in advance of attending an endurance ride is going to help them.  Let’s face it, going to an endurance ride for a horse can be

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