I have joined AERC facebook page. I am one that does do my homework and reserach with anything new I start. I also am huge into natural horsemanship. I am actually a Parelli student, but I also watch and take advise/suggestions for a plethera of other horsemen/women as well. It is very important to me that I form a healthy partnership with my horse before I do anything. He is awesome on the ground and we are finally getting back to saddle work now.
The friend that is helping me work out now is also into NH and has taken her horse from eventing to endurance. That is why she is starting me now for a November race, to really condition us both. But, she only did one ride and doesn't care to do any more. And because of my cancer recovery and Lil' C's time off, just to finish the race will be fine with me! I have no aspirations of anything right now but to ride. I have read that it takes 3 years to really build up a good endurance horse, so this is our first stepping stone.
I am glad to hear there is an active SE circuit. I will start looking to see if there are many other people local here in Charleston that I can team up with. Help and suggestions is what I am searching for. Could you ask your friend if I can contact her?
And thank you, Focus! It is encouraging to hear that someone that rides regularly and jumps is sore. Makes me feel better about my soreness today!
Horses and life. They are all the same to me. Buck Brannanman