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[RC] Endurance Driving - Aaron Turnage

I'm by no means any expert since I've only attended
one ride... but here's some info on Endurance Driving.

There is a "National" organization called NEDA that
sanctions and holds rides.  They allow both drivers
and "outriders" (regular riders).  The rules seem to
be pretty simple.  Must have at least one person per
horse (ie if you drive a team, you need to have at
least one person per horse in the cart).  And let me
tell you, those carts are FAST and AGILE!!!  The top
drivers usually beat the top riders times, sometimes
by 1/2 hour or more!  I "think" it's less effort for
the horse, would you rather carry or pull in a cart a
50 lb sack?  The "carts" are actually more like little
chariots with inflatable rubber tires (think ATV) and
a small seat.  Some of the teams use larger wagon-type
carts but honestly, they can handle a WIDE variety of

For more info and some pics, go to


P.S.  If you live in the N NV/CA area or MI area, I
know there are sanctioned rides nearby.  It's a fun
little group and the costs are really low to attend!


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