Re: [RC] to LD or not - Advantage Saddles
In my opinion, horses learn a lot more from longer rides than shorter ones.
I did a 30 on my mare to start; she didn't eat during the ride. I then did
a tough 50 with her, and she was shocked that we went back out after lunch!
She was hungry, but had spent the lunch hour looking around instead of
tanking up. She ate as much as she could find the second half of the ride,
and now knows to eat and drink at *every* opportunity. We took near maximum
time to complete the ride, so were out all day.
Just go at a reasonable pace, go your own pace, and make it all a learning
experience for your horse.
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- Re: [RC] to LD or not, Susan Young Casey