Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Scotland: Riding Outdoors Endurance or Trail Riding

Gallowaygazette.co.uk - Full Article

25/03/2015

Recently the Scottish Endurance Riding Club (Dumfries Branch) organised a pleasure/intro or taster short/long distance ride near Three Lochs, Kirkcowan.

The aim in endurance is to pace the united skills of horse and rider against the clock and bring a sound and happy horse “fit to continue“ home at a chosen speed. Pleasure ride windows are between 8kph or 5mph and 11kph or 6.85 mph.

A spokesperson for the club said: “With so much adverse publicity re endurance riding in group 7 countries there seems to be lots of unfair crit hanging over all endurance riders. In general (but of course there are always the few who let us down) horse welfare is one of our many challenges..."

Read more here:
http://www.gallowaygazette.co.uk/sport/local-sport/riding-outdoors-endurance-or-trail-riding-1-3727462