Book Title: Go the Distance : The Complete Resource for Endurance Horses
Author: Aarene Storms
Format: Paperback | 264 pages
Publication Date: 01 Mar 2006
This information-packed international bestseller should be on every endurance and competitive trail rider's shelf. To spend hour after hour on the back of a horse is a dream come true for many riders. To ride for miles--25, 50, or even 100--on a fit horse, is an extremely satisfying experience, whether done in competition or just for pleasure. This thrill does not come easily however; it requires immense dedication from the rider and a lot of hard work from the horse. No other equestrian sports demand such a continuous training effort as do endurance and competitive distance riding. To reach the highest level of the sports--competing in a 100-mile ride--requires years of careful conditioning. Even a 25-mile ride demands close attention to every nuance of a horse's being--during the many miles of work beforehand and during the competition itself. It is the horse's welfare that must come above all else.