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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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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

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Take advantage of cold and flu season – show your helmet some love!

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!

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11 Reasons to Love Love Love Autumn Riding

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