Monday, August 28, 2023

Training In Deep Sand May Increase Likelihood Of Equine Pelvic Fractures - Full Article

by Paulick Report Staff|08.24.2023

Pelvic fractures in horses are an uncommon injury, most often occurring in horses that undergo repetitive loading in training and competition. This stress can cause microdamage to bones that can interfere with remodeling, weakening the bone and leading to fractures.

Though most athletically induced pelvic fractures occur in racehorses, endurance horses have also been shown to experience these breaks.

A study by Dr. Massimo Puccetti, associate veterinarian for the Dubai Equine Hospital, investigated pelvic fatigue fractures in endurance horses in the United Arab Emirates from January 2012 to March 2020. He hypothesized that training in deep sand may influence the fractures...

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Horse Power: Montana-originated Backcountry Horsemen ride on into 50th year - Full Article

Aug 21, 2023

VANDO — On packed horses and mules, Backcountry Horsemen volunteers ascended into the wilderness on a trail surrounded by fresh wildflowers and burnt timber.

The trail to Lake Otatsy near the North Fork of the Blackfoot made for a 15-mile round trip on the start of their two-day trip. Every so often, volunteers dismounted their horses to do what they were there for — saw away fallen trees and debris to improve the path for themselves and for all future recreationists.

It’s a needed service as trails see increased use in the area. And it’s a service the Backcountry Horsemen have been happy to provide since starting 50 years ago in Montana’s Flathead Valley with a focus on advocating and creating greater trail access. The organization has since expanded to 37 states since its inception.

The chapter that cleared the trails in the mountains bordering the Bob Marshall Wilderness was one of 17 chapters in Montana, with around 917 members total enrolled in the organization...

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Friday, August 18, 2023

Long Distance Rider’s Journey Ends Abruptly - Full Article

A Texas resident who was determined to ride 2,300 miles from Austin to Seattle on horseback has (thankfully) wrapped up the trip early.

By: Kim Izzo | August 15, 2023

The misadventures of Texas resident Cyril Bertheau, 24, is well documented on his own social media. His goal, expressed last April on TikTok and Instagram accounts with the handle 2raw2ride was to ride “from Austin, Texas to Seattle, Washington by horse in less than 100 days.” It’s a journey of 2,300 miles or 3,700 kilometres.

There is scant evidence that Bertheau knew what he was doing, or how to train a horse for such a long ride, or even that he trained at all. He had no prior experience and bought two horses to make the journey. Shiock was first and was purchased off Craigslist, and then later Bertheau added Pete to alleviate some of the burden...

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Get Your Summer Reading On with Books by and for Endurance Riders!

August 15 2023

The ever-expanding bookshelf is packed with books to keep you entertained this summer when you’re not in the saddle, from the newly published to old classics.

From books on training and nutrition for long-distance riding, to long-distance adventure rides, to Tevis Cup adventures, you’ll find plenty of variety to sate your curiosity and fill the spaces on your own bookshelf.

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