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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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Endurance Racing, Just for Fun, Rider - Sarah, Videos & Helmet Cams

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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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!