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Re: [RC] guidelines - Kristen A Fisher

That sounds like an AWFUL lot of conditioning. I don't know anyone who conditions that much, but maybe they do??
Kristen in TX
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Sent: Monday, May 02, 2005 11:24 AM
Subject: [RC] guidelines

Cassie, your conditioning will depend on the horse.  Once I get my guys to the place where they will recover quickly, I then concentrate on sprints.  My sprints consist of running hills, and running flat out, sometimes for a mile.  The goal is to be able to do at least 10 mph or better.  Your horse will tell you if you have done too much, but in general, if you want to do 25, then you need to train 25 miles a week.  A 50 would require 50 miles a week.  Once you get your horse to the desired conditioning which depends on what you want to do at the ride, then you have to figure out how to maintain that conditioning.  You also have to consider whether you want to run in front or if you will be happy to finish or finish midpack.  Is your horse in a big pasture or a small one?  All of these factors will play a role in how you condition your horse..  Have fun.  Jeanie

[RC] guidelines, larry Miller