What is en­durance rid­ing?

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

En­durance is all about the horse. Your horse is checked by a vet to en­sure it is fit to start. It has its heart rate checked, tem­per­a­ture taken, gut lis­tened to, hy­dra­tion checked, and gen­eral mus­cle tone and con­di­tion checked, and then you are asked to run your horse around a short course to check that it isn’t lame.( They don’t worry if the rider is lame, just the horse.) Your horse will be checked again af­ter the ride to en­sure it is fit and healthy and, if needed, whetherit is fit to con­tinue.

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