ridecamp@endurance.net: starting the older horse

starting the older horse

outwestposse (OutWestPosse@msn.com)
Tue, 29 Apr 97 00:19:40 UT


I was wondering if anyone had any input on starting a 12 year old (Arab) in
endurance. He has had minimal riding most of his life, but is very sound and
correct and has a very good head.

I will probably never want to do a 100 miler...but do you think w/ the proper
LSD riding I could do some 50's?

I am aware of how to condition him as if he were a starting 5 year old..I'm
just curious about input on him being able to do 50's. I know most books and
info. seem to say not to purchase an older horse for endurance, unless he has
been a seasoned endurance horse; conditioned to do so. But, again...wouldn't
it be OK to do LSD rides and some 50's as long as I train properly ?


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