In today’s episode, Heather and Ute are talking about how far you can travel on horseback in a day. Naturally, there are some huge differences between an endurance rider with his Arabian horse and the average weekend rider with his Irish Cob, therefore it is extremely difficult to generalize. But we are giving you some examples of what can be done and talk about limitations and considerations. There are of course a lot of factors influencing the speed and distance you can travel on a day or multi-day ride and we will discuss many of them such as weather, terrain, access to water and feed, and so on. But we also give you some tips on how to get your horse fit for the challenge and what you can do so that your next long ride will become a success.
So if you are planning a day or a multiple-day ride in the future, here are some great tips!
It can be 25 km our 160 km per day – The most important thing is to have fun with your horse!
On the Show today:
Heather (Canada) & Ute (India)
Both of them have ridden on long-distance trails before and have done day and multiple day rides!
Don’t forget to check out the resources section in this article!
- What far can a horse travel in one day?
- What are the factors limiting my speed?
- How can I prepare my horse for a longer ride?
- What can I do if my horse gets tired?
- What kind of long rides are there?
Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!
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- Podcast about Watering your Horse on the Trail
- Article about the Endurance Race Marcha de Resistência
- Article about Getting you Horse fit
- Saddle Bag Review
- Horse Riding Essentials Packing List for equestrians and long distance rides
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