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
The day had arrived! We got to officially meet "our" horse for the next 6 days. We piled on all of our layers, fully aware we would be riding into snow that morning and had a quick breakfast of breads, croissants, jams and coffee. Since the plans had changed, we would be staying in that… Continue reading Fun in France – Part 3
Part 1 can be found here We awoke early the next morning and hopped in an Uber to meet the rest of the gang for breakfast before our pickup. Thirteen of us total: a combination of Mongol Derby Veterans (over several years), Derby hopefuls, and those who have an "in" with a Derby rider. An… Continue reading Fun in France – Part 2
Jeeze, I am woefully overdue to write a blog post. I have to admit, its been tough to find the motivation to write - all I really want to do is ride! With all that has gone on in the last 3 months for me though, I have a ton of content to catch up… Continue reading Fun in France – Part 1
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
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?
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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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
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If you are a long time follower of this blog, or you just have been cruising through the archives, you probably already know that myself and the other fine women who write here are adventure addicts and crave challenges. It's not uncommon for us to have already planned the "next" adventure before the current one… Continue reading New Challenges
*cover photo courtesy of Wendy Webb photography Well, I did have the idea to write a humorous “you might be an endurance rider if” article for you, a la Jeff Foxworthy, but the recent issue of the AERC magazine has me changing the tone. I’ve been humming and hawing about whether or not to renew… Continue reading You Might Be An Endurance Rider if…