Trail / Pleasure

The equestrian sport of endurance riding is a long distance race that is competed worldwide.  There are two types of long distance rides, the competitive trail ride and an endurance ride.  The competitive trail ride covers a distance between 15 and 40 miles per day.  The competitive trial ride can occur over the course of one to three days.  The ride is paced-timed, which means you must complete the ride as close to the objective time as possible to avoid penalty points.  The horse is evaluated on performance, criteria such as pulse and respiration, the way you handle obstacles, camping...
Trail Riding for Spring       Now that the calendar says its spring out its time to start thinking and daydreaming about all those great trail rides your going to go on. Trails and trail riding is a great hobby, a wonderful way for rider and horse to bond as well as other friends who might ride with you out on trail. As with anything in life there are rules and precautions to take before you set out for your day on the trails. Knowing how to handle anything that might come up makes your ride more enjoyable and safer. Remember to check with your local forest preserve and police for additional...
Horse Trail Riding
Trail riding is a rewarding experience for both horse and rider. Although it may be tempting to hit the trail "running" so to speak, taking your time to familiarize yourself with some noteworthy trail riding do's and don'ts will help keep your ride safe and fun. Do Remember Safety Small precautions can save a life whether riding on a familiar trail with friends or alone in the middle of the back country. No matter how bombproof your horse is, always protect your head with certified equestrian headgear. Practice emergency stops and dismounts with your horse at home. Knowing how to stop a...
Horse Trail Riding

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