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    Interesting. Just remember that heart rate is...

    Interesting.

    Just remember that heart rate is only measuring the cardio-vascular efficiency of a gait, and while it may have ties to the bio-mechanics and muscular/connective tissue burden in that...
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    Would love to see photos of the feet freshly...

    Would love to see photos of the feet freshly trimmed and the feet with the Gloves on them. They say the biggest factor in keeping them on is the trim, and having used them, I agree.
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    :-)

    :-)
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    That was a super hard trail!! Our last ride was...

    That was a super hard trail!! Our last ride was OD 50 and I'm thinking we need to find something EASY to do next ... :-)

    Rich is going to VT 100 and I'm crewing. (Practicing my cool-down skills...
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    Hey ladies! Terrific to see you at the ride...

    Hey ladies!

    Terrific to see you at the ride and congratulations on getting around!

    It was my first ride on those trails and they were gorgeous but tough and technical, and bravo, you should be...
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    Saratoga is absolutely right. Just enjoy the...

    Saratoga is absolutely right. Just enjoy the ride!

    LS, if you are on Facebook, there is a page for NE Distance Green Beans and there's lot of new folks there as well as lots of experienced folks...
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    Smart of you to practice before you come to the...

    Smart of you to practice before you come to the ride! But sorry about the storms ... hoping for good weather next weekend.

    If you want to do a little pre-ride reading I think the AERC Rider's...
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    Hi LS! I'm the ride secretary for the MTM ride...

    Hi LS!

    I'm the ride secretary for the MTM ride and welcome!

    I think you'll find that Cinnamon (the ride manager) is going to allow a rather generous optimum time for the Introductory ride, so...
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    Bonnie, thanks for all you do for the OD rides! ...

    Bonnie, thanks for all you do for the OD rides!

    If you are thinking about trying endurance or want to learn more, this is THE BEST way to see the sport up close and personal, get to meet people...
  10. Endurance News article on pacing -- maybe some...

    Endurance News article on pacing -- maybe some ideas here?

    http://aerc.org/ENMay14Ed.aspx

    BarbaricYawp, if we can help you find a mentor in VA, let me know, or check out this link --
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    GTD and the rest of the gang are doing a super...

    GTD and the rest of the gang are doing a super job answering your questions but I'll throw a couple of other resources out there.

    http://www.aerc.org/AERC_Rider_Handbook.pdf

    When you join AERC...
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    Maybe this article will help?

    http://aerc.org/ENApr14Ed.aspx
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    Agree that the Solstice seat runs a little small....

    Agree that the Solstice seat runs a little small.

    I'm 5'4" and I ride in one and love it!
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    Good on you! I think most of us endurance riders...

    Good on you! I think most of us endurance riders can tell you embarrassing stories about our first ride, too.

    Good luck with the new horse and as someone told me wisely at some point, the only...
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    Endurance News! (Oh, oops, sorry, that wasn't one...

    Endurance News! (Oh, oops, sorry, that wasn't one of the choices! But I like it more than the other too. AERC members get it as part of their membership dues.)
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    I think you're absolutely right on this one.

    We have a Morgan/Arab who throws a virtual tantrum when you ask him to do anything twice in a row. He's a worker and he prefers to drive the bus and...
  17. Hey, speaking of finding a mentor! Blogged...

    Hey, speaking of finding a mentor! Blogged about that yesterday ...

    http://enduranceintrospection.com/are-you-on-a-mentor-hunt/
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    You sound like you're being conscientious about...

    You sound like you're being conscientious about your conditioning and indeed, some horses are cantering fools where others are trotting machines. Mix it up, make sure you've got the option of any...
  19. This may be a total shot in the dark, but what...

    This may be a total shot in the dark, but what are you feeding her?

    --Patti
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    I'm on the AERC BoD, and I can tell you that this...

    I'm on the AERC BoD, and I can tell you that this certainly has been a challenging time for us, trying on one hand to be supportive of our AERC membership which is also involved in international...
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    You've gotten really good advice here, and I...

    You've gotten really good advice here, and I always start my new/green horses after the pack has left camp, but I say keep practicing the "leapfrogging" exercises with your friends as you're able.
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  22. Thinking about whether endurance riding might be for you?

    Here's a couple of blog posts with prospective endurance riders in mind:

    http://enduranceintrospection.com/endurance-and-the-risk-averse/
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  23. Here is a blog post that might be topical: ...

    Here is a blog post that might be topical:

    http://enduranceintrospection.com/you-are-ready-for-your-first-ride-trust-me/

    The information above is great, but some of the conditioning schedules...
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    Thanks for mentioning my website (Patti Stedman: http://www.pattistedman.com/) -- I had some techno-issues with it but have recently done some construction, still underway, and have a new URL.
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    If you go to www.aerc.org and click on the...

    If you go to www.aerc.org and click on the "education" tab there's tons of information and links there, and the links in the thumb-tacked post at the top of this page are great too.

    In general I...
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