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Endurance Day Shows on Horses in the Morning

howtolisten200 Endurance Day Shows on Horses in the MorningHere are links to the last few months of shows.  Click on each link if you want to listen to us talk about ENDURANCE RIDING for an hour and a half.  The show is done live on the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 a.m. PST, on the Horse Radio Network.  They also have several other shows so be sure to check them out.  You can even get a smart phone app and listen on the go, either live or to the recorded version.

We have had some fun, interesting, entertaining and educational guests on.  What a great group of people there are in the endurance community!  It’s been a lot of fun co-hosting the show with Glenn the Geek.  It’s really cool that the Endurance Day show continues to be their highest listened to show too.

I think it’s fantastic that there is so much interest in endurance riding – we’re getting a lot more listeners than there are endurance riders in the USA so maybe we’ll be able to encourage some of these equestrians to join AERC and give endurance a try.

If anybody has any suggestions for topics for the show, or want to recommend somebody to have on as a guest please email me and let me know.  Thanks!

 Endurance Day Shows on Horses in the Morning

HITM for 09-09-2014 – Endurance Day – Two WEG Stories: Meg Sleeper and Jeremy Olsen

Endurance Day with Karen Chaton opens with a whole new way of looking at yogurt thanks to Karen being a little forgetful. Guests include two World Equestrian Games team members with their stories from Normandy; Meg Sleeper and Jeremy Olsen. Listen in…

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HITM for 08-12-2014 – Endurance Day: Tevis Winner Reynolds, Haggin Cup Winner Blakely & First Timer Heald

Endurance Day with Karen Chaton features interviews with standouts from Tevis Cup 2014. First up Haggin Cup winner Barrak Blakely, first timer Jordan Heald and 2014 Tevis Cup WINNER Heather Reynolds. Plus we check in with Mongol Derby and WEG teams. Listen in…

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HITM for 07-08-2014 – Endurance Day: Rattlesnake School, Jordan Heald, Jeremy Reynolds, WEG Team

Endurance Day with Karen Chaton features the usual recitation of unusual ride adventures from Karen, rattlesnake school and what to pack on your saddle. Guests joining the show this month include up and coming junior rider Jordan Heald and WEG team member Jeremy Reynolds who just completed the WST 100 mile run – that’ right no horse! Listen in…

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HITM for 06-10-2014 – Endurance Day: Australia, Heart Monitors 101, Glue On Boots, Rule Changes Proposed

Endurance Day with Karen Chaton features Kristen Lacy from Distance Depot with the low down on heart rate monitors, Julie White on Australian endurance riding, Kirt Lander answers a listener question about glue on boots and Dr. Gillespie on the latest AERC rule change proposal. Listen in…

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HITM for 05-13-2014 – Endurance Day: Dr. Marcella on WEG Selection and Colic Recovery, Julie White on Aussie Endurance

Endurance Day with Karen Chaton features Dr. Ken Marcella who tells us about the WEG selection process and recovery from colic surgery for the high performance horse, Australian endurance rider Julie White and Karen’s Trail Etiquette part deux. Listen in…

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HITM for 04-08-2014 – Endurance Day: The Icelandic Hall of Famer, Soul Deep in Horses and Trail

Endurance Day brings us John Parke and his amazing Icelandic Endurance horse Remington. Plus, Merri Melde talks about her life and her book “Soul Deep in Horses: Memoir of an Equestrian Vagabond” and Karen’s Trail Etiquette! Listen in…

My latest science experiment

There are so many things having to do with endurance riding that you just simply can’t make up.  One of my favorite sayings is “you can’t make this shit up”.  A good fiction writer might be able to pen some of the things that we’ve encountered on our many adventures, though the actual events are often not something that you could think up, dream up, or even imagine.  This is one of them.

Have

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Endurance riding basics: What to carry on your saddle

Here is my list along with photos showing what I carry with me when I ride.  Each person needs to figure out what works for them as we all have different needs.  I try to only carry things that I may actually need without going over-board.  If you carry too many items then it because nearly impossible to find something when you need it out on the trail.  I tend to be fairly prepared

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Managing my endurance horse Bo post colic surgery

Bo two weeks post colic surgery, April 2014. He regained his weight rapidly.

I’ve only made a few small changes to how I manage Bo on a day to day basis after his colic surgery in April.  While the veterinarians and surgeon were not able to come up with a reason for the cause of Bo’s colic it was suspicious that the morning he went off of his feed (he was still eating,

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Wild West Endurance Ride 2014

Bo & Karen at Wild West 2014. Photo by Baylor/Gore.

I know I haven’t blogged for a long time.  Bo colicked on April 9th and needed to have surgery for a 180 degree twist.  It was a bit of a roller coaster ride, to put it lightly.  We were very lucky that the surgery was able to correct the problem in what turned out to be a fairly uncomplicated and successful surgery.  It

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Shedding time

Spring is here, finally!  I was able to get both horses fully body clipped over the weekend and speed up the shedding process.

There are pros and cons to clipping but mostly pros now that it is already mid March.  It can be a real challenge to keep the horses cleaned up when they are being worked as the weather warms up and they still have super thick shaggy coats.

Fortunately I’ve got

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Post Ride Recovery for the Endurance Rider

20 Mule Team 100 2014. Karen and Bo. Photo by Bill Gore.

Post ride recovery for endurance riders is not usually a topic that most of us think about. Usually after the ride is over, you just want to sit down and relax. But if you make wise use of the post ride recovery period, you will be well rewarded.

Recent studies have showed that an endurance athlete can significantly reduce the time

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2014 20 Mule Team 100: One horse, one rider and a dog–a story of 100 miles through the desert with a happy ending

I always say that getting to the ride can often be the hardest part.  Last year I missed 20 MT because of my truck.  This year I was really determined to make it to the start line.  The obstacles this time weren’t as insurmountable as the last time – I only had to replace two tires on my trailer a few days before the trip.  Could have been worse, right?

You know you are

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You could be an endurance rider if….

I first read 11 -20 on the January HITM Endurance Day show.  Then, 1-10 on the February show earlier this week.

On today’s Action Rider Tack endurance episode following a few endurance rider defining nuggets from Karen we’ll visit with Connie Berto for a chat about why she loves endurance riding so much and some of her favorite rides.  Next up Barbara White provides an update on the conditions for the upcoming Tevis Cup race following the devastating fires in 2013.  In the

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Endurance Ride Reports

Karen on Rocky at Mt. Charleston Challenge

Long before blogging was popular, I often wrote up my ride reports.  I thought I’d share some of them from a few of the rides I did on Rocky.  I’m really glad now that I wrote a lot of that stuff down.  Many of the details I might not have remembered otherwise.

I have so many great memories from the miles of trails I shared with

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