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Fun in France – Part 3

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

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Fun in France – Part 2

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

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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

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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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The Basic Trail Guide for a First Time Distance Rider

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

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15 Types of People You’ve Definitely Seen at an Endurance Ride

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