Old Dominion 55: The Trail to the Best Condition Award

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Where to start? First, I was not sure I would go to Old Dominion since my mare got pulled at the end of her first 50 at Biltmore. Her recoveries were really good, she never...

Lost? Nah, we just don’t know how far it is!

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This ride actually took place on Saturday September 26, and it’s taken me this long to write it up! My friend and fellow Mounted Search and Rescue member, Melissa, brought her TWH mare Peek-A-Boo over so she could ride...

125 Down and 100 To Go

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By Tami Rougeau, Team Easyboot 2001 MemberIt has only taken a few days to finally be able to sit down at the computer and nail down all the thoughts and reflections.  Wow, what a weekend it...

NATRC and Easy Boot – A Buzzing Success

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Submitted by Kandace FrenchAs a NATRC rider and ride manager, I have often heard in the last year that “NATRC now allows hoof boots in competition.” This isn’t quite an accurate statement, but the...

Far Wins Best Condition Award at Dynamite Dash 100

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55 riders turned up at base camp on Friday to check in. It could not have been more thrilling on the morning of the start to realize there is a big difference between knowing...

Another Success Story From the Warner Springs Endurance Ride!

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The only award more desired then 1st place at an endurance race is the coveted Best Condition award. The top 10 horses of each race are judged on their condition after a race. Respiration...

The Secret of Successful Booting

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Far at the McDowell Turkey Trot 75. Photo© Steve Powers.There are times when things just seem to go right. I had one such ride this weekend on our last race of the 09 season....

The Top Ten Reasons to Use Easyboot Glue-Ons

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There's a lot of talk these days about which boot is better. Not surprisingly, most of the value judgments are very subjective, such as ease of getting said boot on foot; whether or not...

A Boot Story

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In the Beginning: I purchased a 7-year old gelding (Aidan) in May 2008. Aidan came with “a good start on him”, but had absolutely terrible looking white hooves. They had tons of superficial cracks...

American River 50. Where We Take Steps Backwards and Move Forward

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The ride started with beautiful views of Folsom Lake.As endurance riders, I think sometimes we are so focused on conditioning that we forget about *training* the horse. I’m guilty of this myself. As a...