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May 2018 Newsletter

  May/June 2018 May is full of excitement! Mares delivering their beautiful foals, lush Spring grass creating glossy coats on our horses, beautiful wild flowers in bloom and plenty of...
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The Dangers of Riding Your Horse in Deep Sand

One of the characteristics of an experienced endurance rider or competitive trail rider is not just expert knowledge of the terrain, but the ability to gauge the terrain and make...
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Condition Your Horse Like a Pro

That competitive edge. It might look different for different disciplines, but this intangible has its roots in the same concept: conditioning. In short, conditioning develops the musculoskeletal, neurologic, and cardiovascular...
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April 2018 Newsletter

I don’t know about all of you but when the weather is this lovely, I want to ride, ride, ride!
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Equine Conditioning Principles

Training the horse to use the specific muscles and systems involved in the sport in which the horse competes, while considering the individual horse's fitness level, are two additional principles...
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Rider Fitness 2018 03: Nine Tips to Stay on Your Game as an Older Rider

Whatever your riding discipline is, and whatever your age, I found that the tips made a nice conversion into tips for success with rider fitness. This month, we'll cover what...
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March 2018 Newsletter

March has started with a BANG! There are rides every weekend or so it seems, the weather is near perfect, horses are full of spring silliness and the flowers and...
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Jim Wofford: Ready to Ride?

Jim advises riders not to overlook this essential in preparing for your new competitive season.
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Ride without Pain, Avoid Injury and stay in the saddle!

Most equestrians will ignore an injury indefinitely just to stay in the saddle. But over the long term, remaining inattentive to it is not the best thing for riders
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Horseback Riding Meets Running in the Sport of Ride and Tie

Are you a horse lover and a runner? Ever wonder if there was a way to combine the sport of endurance riding with cross-country running?
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Are You Riding a Lame Horse?

Would you knowingly ride a lame horse? Few people would, yet in a recent study, scientists found that nearly three-fourths of study horses had significant motion asymmetry, confirmed by motion...
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No More Saddle Sore

Learn how to prevent soreness in your horse on all-day rides with these expert guidelines. Plus: Rider-soreness prevention tips.
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Dangers of Overtraining

Overtraining symptoms are seen most often in high-intensity sports like racing, but horses in training for any activity can suffer from chronic fatigue.
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What You Need to Know About Cooling Out Horses

Most horse owners are pretty comfortable with the basics of cooling off their horses. But what does it really mean, physiologically speaking, to say that your horse is “cooled out”?
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Featured Videos

If you’ve never thought about entering an Endurance ride or Competitive Trail ride, these videos might convince you to try it. Do you dream of spending all day with your...
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Get started in distance riding with Green Bean Endurance

Endurance riding can be an intimidating equine sport. After all, the shortest distance offered is 25 miles long. But a grassroots effort has been growing for the past few years...
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Learning To Ride My Own Ride

by Patti Stedman | Jan 7, 2011 | Articles | Reprinted from Endurance News, January 2011 I admit that I am a slow study, and that it has taken me...
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Ride Camp Food Safety & Potluck Recipes

It is not uncommon here in the southeast to find potluck dinners at rides. Sometimes the Ride Manager will plan a potluck for one night of a multiday. Sometimes the...
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Camping Safety: Providing a Secure Ride Camp

The excitement of going to a ride and having a great weekend with your horse adventuring down the trail is a big part of the reason why we love the...
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Miles to go

Jelena Woehr  Posted in Equus Magazine Oct 5, 2017 I didn’t think I was the type of person who could succeed at a demanding sport like endurance riding. But with...
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Watch two-time World Champion endurance rider and Hall of Famer Valerie Kanavy give an overview of the sport of endurance

Endurance offers the opportunity to spend all day with your horse on the trails, beyond the confines of a ring or indoor arena. For those who love it, it’s an...
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Get Out and Ride!

Horses saddled up and ready to go I was at an endurance ride, horse camping with my horse and dog in my great little van and meeting amazing people and...
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Going The Distance!

Going the Distance! By Gavin Ehringer Published on March 23, 2017, CowgirlMagazine.com Photo By Becky Pearman
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Top Ten Questions Endurance Green Beans Ask

by Patti Stedman | Sep 3, 2017 | Patti’s Blog | [Photo by Spectrum Photography. GMHA, 2015] I believe that I shall always miss David Letterman’s Top Ten lists. After...
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