Maybe I am cynical (I know I am).
"Khalifa Al Jahouri’s winning time at Bou Thib Endurance Village was the fastest ever recorded
for the junior division. 120 KM (74 miles) in 4 hours, 14 minutes, 11 seconds."
I have to wonder these things: was the horse drugged (steroids or other), was the race fair (as in rules being equal for all), and mostly...how is that horse feeling today? Is it even alive today? Does the rider owner even care? The glory is all in the winning yes?
Wish I didn't think these things. But I do.
Favorite Links for training, gear, and memberships!
- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
- HOW TO CMO
- What is CMO?
- Old Dominion Endurance Rides
- Renegade Hoof Boots
- Riding vs. Racing a discussion with the Duck.
- Trumbull Mountain's INTRO TO ENDURANCE RIDING
- Principles of Conditioning
- Conditioning the endurance horse by SERA
- Short Article: Feeding & Training the Endurance Horse
- Feeding the Endurance Horse, Swedish Author
- Preventing Dehydration In the Endurance Horse, Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association
- Jim Holland's fantastic training links here!
- South Eastern Distance Rider's Association