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Re: [RC] Gaited Horses - Lysane Cree

Hello, 

I rode my first ride (25 mile CTR) this summer on a
gaited horse - Rocky Mountain Horse. I think the horse
I rode has good potential to do long distances because
she has low resting heart rate at home and she has a
strong, smooth gait with lots of reach and pretty good
(though not perfect) conformation. She has a lot of
energy and a lot of heart. But this was my first ride
and her first ride, so it is difficult to say exactly
how good she is, but I definitely think she could have
done better with more experience. For example, her
heart rate dropped down within the required times
throughout the ride, but it was still quite a bit
higher than her resting heart rate at home because she
was gawking around at all the other horses and in
general pretty hyped about all the new stuff to see.
Also, I feel she was not in top condition because of
time constraints before the ride and the fact that she
was not my own horse. I really think that gaited
horses can be successful at endurance, but you must
also select horses from within the breed that are best
suited for long distances. Meaning don't just look at
it as a "gaited horse" but also as a horse suitable
for endurance, including looking at its conformation,
low resting heart rate, a longer,leaner look (not
heavily muscled)...
Lysane
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From: "Steve Elliott (EQUINE PERFORMANCE)"
<eqperform@xxxxxxx>
  - Subject: [RC]   Exporting a horse& products  to
Germany

From: "Ridecamp Guest"
<ridecamp-moderator@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  - Subject: [RC]   [Guest] Gaited horses

From: Merryben@xxxxxxx
  - Subject: [RC]   beginner

From: "Ridecamp Guest"
<ridecamp-moderator@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  - Subject: [RC]   [Guest] sharing my MORGANS

From: Merryben@xxxxxxx
  - Subject: Re: [RC]   [Guest] Gaited horses

From: Zephyr Arabians <z_arabs@xxxxxxxxx>
  - Subject: Re: [RC]   electrolytes; was: Teeny
Weeny Budget

From: "Debra Ager" <dager@xxxxxxx>
  - Subject: [RC]   airy horse trailer

From: Teresa Van Hove <vanhove@xxxxxxxx>
  - Subject: [RC]   thoughts for hithing a ride

From: Zephyr Arabians <z_arabs@xxxxxxxxx>
  - Subject: Re: [RC]   thoughts for hithing a ride

From: "DIANE L KNAPPER" <knaptime@xxxxxxx>
  - Subject: Re: [RC]   [RC] thoughts for hithing a
ride

From: Lisa Pardus <bludoglady@xxxxxxxx>
  - Subject: [RC]   Howard!

From: "Maureen A. Fager" <trottin27@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  - Subject: Re: [RC]   [RC] Teeny Weeny Budget 

From: "Flora Hillman" <capella@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  - Subject: [RC]   [RC] weights for FEI - where to
find them

From: Roger Rittenhouse <roger@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  - Subject: [RC]   SR Saddles

From: "Ridecamp Guest"
<ridecamp-moderator@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  - Subject: [RC]   [Guest] sharing my MORGANS

From: "Ridecamp Guest"
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  - Subject: [RC]   [Guest] LD Best Condition/Rides
of March

From: "Maggie Mieske" <mmieske@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  - Subject: Re: [RC]   beginner

From: "Kathie Ford" <MsPoOh17@xxxxxxx>
  - Subject: [RC]   any DVE stories to share?

From: Darolyn Butler-Dial <darolyn@xxxxxxxxxx>
  - Subject: [RC]   Hi Roller ride

From: Jennifer Judkins <jenjudkins@xxxxxxxxx>
  - Subject: Re: [RC]   Old Macs

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From: "Steve Elliott (EQUINE PERFORMANCE)"
<eqperform@xxxxxxx>
Subject: [RC]   Exporting a horse& products  to
Germany


 I dont know of the horse exportation should be some
sort of quarantine i
suppose.
 I do know that my Heart Monitors  have to be
certified to go into the
borders now, my dealers there have me get them USA
certified now.  and no
Thermography cameras and my  units without us lic.
export restriction from
state departments 
EPP 

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From: "Ridecamp Guest"
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Subject: [RC]   [Guest] Gaited horses


Bruce Weary bweary@xxxxxxxxxxxx

 Hello all you Ridecampers.  I have been riding
endurance for 18 years or
more, mostly on Arabs and Arab crosses. In recent
years, I have been
experimenting with different breeds, and most
recently with Tennessee
Walkers. I am just beginning with them, and am
somewhat encouraged, but I
would be interested to hear what anyone's experience
has been with gaited
horses in endurance riding. The Arabs clearly have a
genetic edge, and I am
just looking to finish consistently, so I don't have
illusions of blowing
anyone's doors off. I would appreciate hearing from
anyone who has first
hand experience.  Thanks

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From: Merryben@xxxxxxx
Subject: [RC]   beginner

Ask Julie Suhr which of her blankets is her
favorite.  Years ago, one of our 
ride managers got some grey wool blankets at the
Navy surplus store and sewed 
binding on them and gave them out as awards.  Julie
still has hers and loves 
it.

Heather & I once went to a ride when we were broker
than usual and took 
drinks, a loaf of bread, peanut butter and jelly and
actually survived quite 
nicely.

mb


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From: "Ridecamp Guest"
<ridecamp-moderator@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [RC]   [Guest] sharing my MORGANS


joan zeleny getmorganized@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

during a conversation about MORGANS and their
endurance ability,
i made a ridecamper an offer to ride one of my
MORGANS at a multi
day ride.she pays the entry and splits the gas for
the chance to ride a
MORGAN.unfortunately she cant make it but i believe
that the more folks see
and try MORGANS on the trail-with the athletic and
mental ability to do
endurance it would be a wonderful way to offer an
alternative to
arabians.generally speaking MORGANS are:less
drama-oriented,have more
bone,round-frame,still can do top ten,easy
keepers,great feet....well you
get the idea,i like them for practical reasons.not
that i dislike
arabs[MORGANS have arab blood-sometimes as much as
1/8th from the hearst
breeding program],MORGANS also have thorobred blood
which i believe gives
them great heart and then the historic discussion is
on 
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