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Re: [RC] Training Pace vs. Ride Pace - sharp penny

When training by yourself, I find my horse isn't as
motivated to really work
the same as he naturally does in a competitive

 Boy is this ever true with Reno. We do all our training
rides alone (none of my friends wants to ride farther than
10 miles or faster than a slow jog) and Reno tends to just
want to poke around and gaze at the sites when we are the
only ones on the trail. It takes tremendous effort (read
lots of leg) to get a nice sustained working trot for any
I found quite by accident that Reno thinks he's at a ride
when we go to the popular local trails on the weekend.
There are usually lots of trailers in the parking lot and
many groups of riders all along the trail. When he unloads
and sees all the trailers he starts to get excited and then
out on the trail he can't wait to find horses to catch up
to and pass :) So when I'm feeling lazy and aren't up for a
marathon leg workout,I go where I know there will be other
riders. Other times I'll train on isolated trails so we can
work on maintaining the pace I ask for until I ask for a
different one. These sessions I feel like I'm getting the
workout,not Reno...lol 


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[RC] Training Pace vs. Ride Pace, Jerry & Susan Milam