Endurance 101: a gentle guide to the sport of long-distance riding is the first book written specifically for beginning endurance riders.
Curious about endurance? Read this book!
SPRING’S ALMOST HERE – IT’S TIME TO HIT THE TRAIL!
Maybe you are starting with long, slow distances, 0r perhaps you are building off last year’s platform, or even just thinking about endurance riding. But make sure you find your regional endurance group online so that you can get updates just not on the ride schedule for this year, but advice on where to condition, potential ride partners and carpoolers, E101 clinics in your area and all the other things that make endurance a community rather than just a sport.
The book has an appendix of useful resources, including links to all the groups, as well as tack sources etc. And if you haven’t already joined the AERC or planning to go to the convention in Reno (where author Aarene Storms will be appearing), now is a great time to do it.
MORE ABOUT ENDURANCE 101
Gain the skills you need to succeed with the horse you have and learn what endurance riders mean when they say that “To Finish is to Win.”
Endurance 101 is a step-by-step guide written in a relaxed narrative style with lots of pictures.
The anecdotes aren’t just entertaining–they highlight how critical details can contribute to a successful ride. Technical information is woven into the text and there are checklists and reminders to keep you on track as you prepare to compete. The plentiful sidebars, comprehensive index, glossary of useful terms and links to more information provide references for the researcher.
– Learn why endurance is such an addictive sport.
– Follow conditioning guidelines and see your horse become fit and eager to see what lies around the next corner.
– Find comfortable tack and clothing — and you won’t have to change it for competition.
– Learn more about your horse’s nutrition, hoof needs, metabolic requirements and use the knowledge to help him be a happier, healthier athlete.
– Form a unique bond with your horse and with other riders.
– Have more fun than you will ever believe!
Endurance 101 is “the next best thing to a human mentor,” according to equestrian journalist Merri Melde.
Riders seeking a straightforward, easy-to-read book will love Endurance 101’s mix of narrative and practical, step-by-step advice on everything from packing the trailer to keeping the horse sane, sound and safe through the conditioning process. Storms’ enthusiasm for her chosen sport will rapidly infect newcomers, and even experienced riders will look at their riding and training routines with fresh eyes.
You won’t want to miss taking a ride in the company of Storms while dodging her nemesis, the Bad Idea Fairy, along the trail. Laugh and learn. Endurance 101 is the book you’ve been waiting for.
In the words of endurance powerhouse Dennis Summers,
“Read this book, cinch up tight and get-r-done!”
You will feel like a winner too when you get your first completion award!
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