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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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
As a forward - We have been growing Eat Sleep Ride Repeat on Instagram. If you want more of us, make sure you follow both the team and myself. Both accounts get daily posts with news updates, great photos and lots of video/helmetcam. Its through the feedback there that I came up with the idea for… Continue reading Why I don’t bring my horse with me
Article originally appears in Equestrian Ontario Magazine, December 2017 (pick yours up at your local Ontario tack shop today... FREE!) If you have been following our series, you are likely now on your horse, looking down the open trail from the start line, about to embark on your first 6 or 12 mile distance ride! … Continue reading The Basic Trail Guide for a First Time Distance Rider
1. The Old Hat The distance between this rider's legs doesn't change when they dismount, and they have more miles under their girth than a migratory bird. Their horse never seems to break from its perfect 10mph trot and never seems to be all too taxed. The fountain of youth may be dry, but the… Continue reading 15 Types of People You’ve Definitely Seen at an Endurance Ride
Us equestrians are a tough sort. All that time in the barn getting filthy and we get to brag about how our immune system is almost that of a superhero. But alas, every superhero has a kryptonite. Mine is children, so when exposed to the young'uns at a family holiday gathering, I immediately fell into… Continue reading Take advantage of cold and flu season – show your helmet some love!
Article originally appeared in the October issue of Equestrian Ontario (formerly On The Horse) Magazine. See it here or pick one up in your local Ontario tack shop today! If you have been following along with our series, you may be keen to load up your trailer and hit the trails with Ontario… Continue reading Your First Competitive Distance Ride
The colours (duh!) Do I even have to say anything here? Yeah green is nice and fresh, but nothing beats the vibrant reds and yellows of the season. Plus, it goes with all my tack. 2. The BIG trot Cooler weather + endurance season fit horse = wheeeeeee!!!!!!!! The giant gaits and frisky snorts are… Continue reading 11 Reasons to Love Love Love Autumn Riding