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Re: RC: shoes
>Why Not? Both of us (my horse and I) enjoy it and have the time. Is>it
not ok to just go on a ride and enjoy my horse? I really thought I>could
get some useful help here in reference to >shoeing issues, but I>see not.
Whoa! Chill out girlfriend. So, to me 2-4 hours EVERY day sounds
excessive. Remember, this is an endurance list so the first mental image
I get is one of the new people who are sure "more is better" and over
*train* (not just ride). If you're out pleasure riding, more power to
ya. When I was little I said I rode 8 hours a day. Actually my pony
wore her bridle 8 hours a day, much of that dragging the reins around
grazing while I watched her while laying on my favorite tree
limb,...then we raced, then sat around on our ponies and talked, etc.
Nowadays when we say 2-4 hours we usually mean *train* as in "keep up the
What kind of surface are you riding on? All my friends seem to really go
through their shoes and I don't. However, they tend to spend more time
on roads and gravel than I do. When I have a set I need to stretch a
little between rides, I stay away from the pavement. Still, if I wanted
to ride 2-4 hours EVERY day I'd have two horses and always be legging one
up for re-sale. It's a way to pay the main horse's upkeep, and one horse
won't have to support your addiction.
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