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Re: Need help from someone more experienced then me!
Your friend will be able to get all of his questions answered in depth by
checking out one or some of the books available on the subject. Sharon
Schmidt wrote "Tips For The Long Distance Rider", Nancy S. Loving, "Go The
Distance", and Karen Paulo's "America's Long Distance Challenge" are a good
start. I think Sharon's book is a good primer for one not initiated into the
----- Original Message -----
From: Lynette Helgeson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2000 7:52 AM
Subject: RC: Need help from someone more experienced then me!
> Hi Ridecampers,
> I have a friend who is studying am Equine
> Exercise Physiology class and as part of
> the requirement for the class, he is
> supposed to interview a trainer about how
> they train etc. in regard to the
> discipline they ride/do. Since he is
> interested in learning more about
> endurance and planning on doing it one
> day. He choose the subject of endurance as
> his subject. He asked me for an interview
> but since I have only got as far as LD and
> hope on having a horse that can do 50's by
> next year, I do not feel qualified, at
> this time, to answer his questions on
> I was hoping that some of your more
> experienced riders could help this guy out
> with his interview. I will be sure and let
> him know where the info. came from. Your
> answers can be sent back to me, but I
> think these are very good questions and
> maybe some others on the list could
> benefit from the answers, so I don't think
> it would hurt to post the answers to the
> Here are the first set of questions,
> (there will be more later):
> > 1. What is the primary use of your horses (for competition, etc.)?
> > 2. What are the processes you use to train your horse?
> > 3. pre-exercise or warm-up is used prior to more strenuous work?
> > 4. How long do you work with a horse before asking for strenuous work?
> > 5. What changes do you do before/after competition?
> > a. What about feed changes just prior or after?
> > 6. Is there any special farrier that you do specific to your
> > performance/competition?
> > a. What is your weekly conditioning regime?
> > b. How do you know when to change the regime?
> > 7. How young/what age do you 'start' your horses?
> > 8. When you are exercising/training your horses, how do you monitor the
> > horse's physical response/vital signs and know when the horse has had
> > enough?
> > 9. How do you know when the horse is becoming physically exhausted?
> > 10. What do you do to prevent over exertion?
> > Addam Albright
> Lynette (We are having weather up in the
> 50's (Farh.). Not bad for ND in Feb.
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