Riding in a Cross Country Pair Pace

Do you like to laugh with your fellow riders, try new types of riding, and ride your horse in beautiful places? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then a Pair Pace may be for you. In a nutshell, a Pair Pace involves a team of one to four riders traversing a cross-country jumping course. The distance is usually around two miles. One of the nice features of riding in a Pair Pace is that there are very …

The Elements of Endurance Riding

The Elements of Endurance Riding

Endurance riding is the true test of fitness, conditioning and physical durability for both horse and rider. The term endurance riding brings to mind images of Hidalgo and long, grueling rides.  A true endurance ride is 50, 75 or 100 miles, but there are also limited distance (LD) rides and “fun” rides offered at endurance competitions. A limited distance ride is usually 25 miles with a maximum of 6 hours to complete the ride. Fun rides are generally around 10 …

Safely Riding Horses in the Mountains - buy707.com

Tips for Safely Riding Horses in the Mountains

Riding horses in the mountains is an adventure I have enjoyed for many years. This month I enjoyed taking two girls, ages 10 and 11, on an overnight camping trip near the Lizard Head Wilderness in southwest Colorado. The enthusiasm and energy of youth made for an exceptionally fun and memorable trip and the girls enjoyed riding their horses in the mountains at elevations of up to 11,500 feet. The Lizard Head Wilderness can be accessed via Dolores or Telluride. …