Welcome to allthingsendurance.com. Follow me as I start my endurance “career” from the ground up.
I took riding lessons as a kid and did Pony Club eventing in NJ for one summer on a borrowed horse. Thirty years later I found myself in Montana and thought it was finally time to get my own horse! “My” endurance horse is my husband’s 15 year-old Thoroughbred, Hey Rose, a great-great-grand-daughter of hall-of-famer Nashua. Rosie started out as a head-tossing handful, but the miles of endurance training are starting to create a sane horse. As of December 2012, I have participated in two limited-distance rides and three 50-milers. I am looking forward to many more.
Why in the world would someone completely new to endurance riding create a website about ALL THINGS endurance?
- In the beginning of any learning process one has many questions. What better time to learn and record for other new riders what we learn, as we go, from the ground up.
- It’s fun! And a great way to share info about different rides.
- Even as a new rider I was getting a lot of questions from another new rider. I hope to attract others to this sport who might feel nervous about starting.
- I want to have a recorded history of my endurance riding career to look back at later
- I want to get the word out on what it’s like doing endurance on one of the “off-breeds”, my thoroughbred.
- The website is a great way to fuel our obsession when weather is not cooperating with riding plans.
Photo by Merri Melde.
Our goal is to piece by piece, become a “from the ground up” source of organized information that will be helpful to others. ALL THINGS training. ALL THINGS ride-camp. ALL THINGS nutrition. ALL THINGS equipment. We hope our site will be accessible and attractive to folks out there who have never even thought of riding endurance – – until now!