Posts referencing the sport of Endurance, professionally or casual competitors, riders or horses and events.
Welcome to Part 3 of Julia Fisher’s 2017 Mongol Derby race adventure, a 4 part series Julia has penned exclusively for WARHorses. You may wish to read Part 1 and Part 2 before proceeding. Julia has cross trained for a year, lost 50 pounds, put up the rather hefty entry fee and travelled half way [...]
Welcome to Part Two of Julia Fisher’s 2017 ride in the Mongol Derby. If you missed Part One, you’ll want to read that first – CLICK HERE. Julia has registered for the ride - 10 days to ride 1000 km across the Mongolian steppe. How in the world do you prepare for “the world’s most [...]
We WARHorses know that our age is just a number and not a milestone that determines our ability to ride, drive and enjoy horses – right? Before we introduce our guest writer, lets consider a few numbers - for sake of perspective. 9 YEARS EXPERIENCE RIDING 66 YEARS OLD 10 DAYS TO FINISH 1000 KM [...]
The day starts mighty early when you are riding in the Tevis Cup. This past weekend 174 early birds set out on the 62nd annual Ride at 5:15 a.m. The day was warm, overcast with rain much of the morning. Not enough to make the trails treacherous, just enough to knock down the dust. The Ride [...]
Its time again for the Mongolian Derby – the world’s longest horse race. This year 36 competitors, 12 men, 24 women from 9 countries will ride semi-wild Mongolian horses 1000km across the Mongolian steppe tracing Chinggis Khaan’s ancient postal route. Riders must balance survival skills and horsemanship, endure the elements and navigate unfamiliar terrain to reach [...]
The Tevis Cup is one tough endurance challenge, 100 miles in under 24 hours through the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. Half of those who start the Ride fail to complete it, with horses succumbing to lameness, metabolic issues, and riders succumbing to exhaustion and dehydration. Enormous blocks of granite, raised and tilted by geological forces [...]