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Endurance Horse Training Basics: Overnight Camping

My horses on their ties at a ride. One horse goes on the hi-line between the two trailer ties when the other one is ridden.

I had been doing posts on endurance horse basics, and then got kind of sidetracked.  Now that I’m doing a monthly radio show on the Horse Radio Network and need to do a good ‘endurance riding tip’ with each episode, I thought I might start the series back

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December Endurance Day

Tomorrow morning is Endurance Day on Horse’s in the Morning.  Tune in and listen live at 6 a.m. PST — or wait and listen later in the day online or through your phone (yes, there’s an app for that!)

The show tomorrow should be fun – lots of talk about endurance riding!  Our first guest will be Dr. Karen Hassan, who is an excellent lameness vet.  She’s going to tell us about the research

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Do you know what your horse’s hoof angles are?

Granite Chief’s front hooves

Chief in his orange Renegades

Below is an excerpt from “The Proper Hoof Angle”, by Henry Heymering, RIF, CIF.  To read the entire article (it’s really good), scroll down.  Chief’s hoof angles are usually 54 to 56 degrees on his fronts.  I am always checking out hooves and shoeing jobs at rides.  Endurance horses are among the best kept horses in regards to their health and

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Gold Rush Shuffle Ride 2013

We in the West Region were lucky to have another new ride on the calendar – the Gold Rush Shuffle that took place over Thanksgiving weekend Friday – Saturday – Sunday.  This ride took the place of the previous Desert Gold ride that was in Monterey, CA.  The new ride is now held at Camp Far West in Wheatland, CA.  North of Auburn for those of you that aren’t from around these parts.

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