75 Thoughts of Ride N Tier

Finishing the last RNT of the season just 2 weeks ago, I returned to my original thoughts on RNT and why I keep coming back to the sport. It’s not too soon to start training for next year! Click the contact us link above to ask about personal online coaching for the runner or rider hoping to try Ride N Tie!

Eat Sleep Ride Repeat

I saw this post the other day, and it got me thinking about my favourite type of running: Ride N Tie.  I suppose I could make an “Endurance” one of these too, but to be honest, I am really looking forward to RNT this year… even more than Endurance.

So here goes!Aprilfest sat IMG_9352

  1. What a beautiful day for a RNT!
  2. Here goes, we are over the starting line.
  3. Time to run really fast, everyone is watching.
  4. Eek, I hope none of these horses kick.
  5. Pass me horse, pass me! Why are you going so slow?
  6. Ok, I guess I will just run faster than the horse – I feel sick
  7. Seriously, horse is passing now? Ok I will hide in these trees over here.
  8. Ah good, the horses are all gone, I can run freely now
  9. Or maybe I will walk, I am probably close to my tied horse anyway.  Quarter…

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Endurance Racing, Rider - Sarah, Videos & Helmet Cams

The Westie Saga

Well its official - I'm an Equine Polygamist! After years of saying one horse is enough, I seem to have found myself with another. West Grey Bay, or Westie, is an Off The Track Standardbred.  10 years old, a respectable racehorse in his day, 15.1hh and if I do say so myself... nice bone and… Continue reading The Westie Saga

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The Amazing Race of Madawaska

It's no surprise that we are running out of trails for equestrian use in Ontario. Thanks to urban sprawl and other factors, trails that used to be available to equestrians are disappearing. That is why I jump at the chance to support new distance rides in Ontario because if we don't, these trails may disappear.… Continue reading The Amazing Race of Madawaska

Endurance Racing, Just for Fun, Rider - Sarah

What Happens When an Endurance Rider Runs a Marathon

Anytime I try to explain my sport to a non-horsey person (hell, sometimes even to horsey people too), the go-to line is that Endurance is like Marathon on horseback. Of course, as anyone in the horsey group understands, the response from the non-horseys is generally "oh but the horse does the work, so its not… Continue reading What Happens When an Endurance Rider Runs a Marathon


Have you created a training plan yet?

With daylight savings happening last week, we have an extra hour to ride in the evening! Which means training begins NOW! Have you prepared your training plan yet?

Eat Sleep Ride Repeat

March is a tough time of year for getting out riding.  I don’t know about you, but by this time, I am no longer excited about the snow and the cold.  I find more excuses not to ride than i would have early in the winter, even though I know that now is the time to start ramping up my training.  Its just the cold…. I am so sick of it.  It has gone on long enough!  This year is particularly bad, because we had a brilliant warm snap in February, so going back to temps near -20C feel more like I am jumping into the arctic ocean than looking toward spring.

So what do I do instead? I make my plan for the year!  Its a great time to start because it will help me be accountable for the next few weeks while temps remain below 0, but it will also…

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Call for Help! Head Shaking in Horses

Starting around this time last year (end of March), Splash developed headshaking.  For those not familiar, this article does a good job of explaining.  https://thehorse.com/14095/headshaking-in-horses/  The easiest way to describe it is the equivalent of a migraine in humans.  Something triggers the pain and different things affect different horses. Since I am running out of… Continue reading Call for Help! Head Shaking in Horses