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So you want to be an endurance rider?

I wrote this many years ago and thought it was worth sharing.  To learn more about endurance riding, visit www.aerc.org  ;)  Karen

Since I began endurance riding about 10 years ago I have been asked many questions. Many of these questions had to do with which rides do I like best, how to do something and in general things you could find in a book or by trial and error. Recently, I had the

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Minor horse trailer repairs

My trailer is now 9 years old, and there are always things that need to be done to it.  Like here, I am putting some new fender trim on the fender.

I really don’t know how long the fenders have been sans trim.  It’s been awhile, probably years.  I honestly can’t remember when the trim came off.  My husband says why fix it, when the horses’s haven’t hurt themselves on it the way it

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Unwrapping horse legs

Unwrap your wraps so that they will be ready to use for the next time!

When I unwrap my horse’s leg wraps, I like to do it so that the wraps will be ready to use for the next time.

That’s pretty easy to do – pull the bandage up at the velcro and fold it back onto itself and start rolling.

I’ve been using these one piece wraps, so when I get

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Poulticing and Wrapping Horse Legs

Wrapping legs.  Until the XP this summer, I never wrapped legs.  Heck, I didn’t even  have the stuff to wrap legs.  Fortunately I had a few friends that lent me stuff.  I knew how to do it, and how to bandage legs properly but just never felt the need to do it.

So, on the XP this summer both Chief and Bo had their legs wrapped for the first time.  The first photo here

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Eastern High Sierra Classic 26th year! 2011 Ride Report

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More Porta-Grazer Photos

How I carry the hay out to the grazersfor refilling (or I use a cart).

I took some more photos showing how I fill the Porta Grazers with hay. The horses are sure getting along well with these – Bo especially loves playing with his. I now carry the hay out in a carry-net or put it in the wheelbarrow rather than keep dragging the feeders back — the horses’s can eat out

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Horse Feed – Elk Grove Milling Stable Mix

EGM Pellets – 250# barrel

This post will be most useful to those in my geographical area – California and Nevada more specifically.   I just this year discovered Elk Grove Milling stable mix pellets, and started feeding them to my horses prior to the XP ride.  My horses both absolutely LOVE the stuff!

It’s not often that you discover something new that works so well especially where feed is concerned.  I only wish

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Product Review: Porta Grazers!

I love when a new product does these three things:  1)  makes my life easier; 2)  provides a better way to manage my horses and 3) saves money.

The Porta Grazer does all of those things!  We used the porta grazers for a few weeks ahead of going on the XP this summer to get the horse’s used to them.

They work great at home and are really awesome to have when traveling with

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