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Jun 20, 2010 - Wendi Gibson
Whether a newbie or an old pro at endurance rides, everyone should take the time to observe a little endurance riding etiquette.
Endurance riding is a sport shared by thousands of people year round. Everyone has a different goal in mind when riding endurance. Some ride for the fun of seeing new trails, some ride as a form of exercise to stay physically fit, and some ride competitively to win. There are just as many non-riders at endurance rides who show up to help volunteer and meet up with friends.
A little common courtesy can go a long way to make the weekend enjoyable for everyone participating. Most endurance riding etiquette is common sense, and there are several articles about basic endurance riding etiquette. However, there are still some things worth mentioning. Whether a newbie or an old pro at endurance riding, the following lists a few tips on endurance riding etiquette.
Endurance Etiquette in Camp
Camping during an endurance ride is part of the endurance riding experience. It’s a great way to meet new people, share ride tips and tricks, and hear a few amazing stories. The first people a rider will meet will be his camping neighbors. As soon as the trailer is parked and horses are unloaded, neighbors are often greeting one another, shaking hands, and deep into conversation about the next day’s ride...
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