Endurance 101

I completed my first long-distance ride in 1999.




I get a lot of questions (in real life and on this blog) about my sport :  what is endurance, and what does it take to participate in a distance ride?

I have a lot of easy, quick, short answers:
  • You get up at 4am and ride your horse 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles in a single day.
  • You throw as much junk as possible on a filthy horse and trot until you can't.
  • It's like the Iditarod with horses, but warmer (usually).
...you get the idea. 

I wrote Endurance 101: a gentle guide to the sport of long-distance riding to provide the long answers to questions like

  • Can my horse do endurance?
  • What kind of tack do I need?
  • How much training will my horse and I need...and what should we practice?
  • How will I know when my horse is fit enough for a long-distance ride?
  • Can kids do this sport?
  • What can go wrong?

...and most importantly
  • How can I get started?




Monica Bretherton's informative photos illustrate the text and inspire the readers for a long-distance quest. 

And there are some funny entries from the Bad Idea Fairy too.
So we don't take ourselves too seriously!



Want to read a free sample chapter?  Go HERE and choose "FREE SNEAK PEEK".  

If you like the sample chapter (and we think you will) you can buy your copy of the book on the website.  

See you on the trail!