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June 1, 2014

Newbie Information

Conditioning the Endurance Horse

Endurance 101 article part one ---  part two and part three.

 Old Dominion's primer on getting started.

SERA's conditioning program here.

 Preparing the Endurance Horse by Eric Hought click here.

And for the competitive rider or upping your game Perseverance Endurance's training program here.  

If you have your horse and your equipment fits the above resources will have you well on the way to  building condition for your first Limited Distance or Endurance ride.   Though there are a number of books you can purchase on the subject, when it comes to conditioning programs...why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?  There are many great online sources that will help if not completely answer your questions.

Feeding the Endurance Horse

Kentucky Equine Research answers your questions on feeding the sport horse.

Feeding the Endurance Horse by Ray Geor, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM 

How endurance horses are fed in Sweden

How it's done in the land down under.

Myths concerning fat for the endurance horse.

Time of feeding prior to a ride.

Another look at diets from Australia.

Electrolytes for the endurance horse

Kentucky Equine Research on electrolytes.

Jeannie Waldron, DVM on electrolytes.

Electrolyte supplementation for endurance horses.

Risks of Endurance Riding

Risk factors for elimination.

Endurance eliminations.

Rider Handbook (AERC)  here.

There is a plethora of information available on the web.  Research, ride, and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Lots and lots of good info. Thanks for doing the research

    Bionic Cowgirl