An important part of any discipline is the necessary equipment to make sure horse and rider are comfortable, safe and healthy. In our series on endurance with Angela Gross Kemerer, we’re taking a closer look at tack and equipment!
A hundred-mile endurance race is no small feat: how does one train and condition for such a ride? Biz Stamm chats with our featured endurance pair Angela Gross Kemerer and her horse Shae as they prepare for the Vermont 100.
“The speed at which others are traveling shouldn’t dictate my pace.” Whether she’s on the long-distance running trail or in the dressage arena, Biz Stamm has learned that “slow and steady” can truly win the race.
“There are plenty of crazy, catty, unpleasant people in the horse world, but I’m pretty sure the ratio of ‘crazy’ to ‘normal’ is no greater than in any other realm.” How did the horse world get this reputation and how can we avoid falling for the old trope?
Angela Gross Kemerer and her Arabian mare Shae have completed FIVE 100-mile rides in their partnership, and they’re preparing for a return to the Vermont 100 in 2018. Horse Nation is tagging along for the ride!
“What makes us so quick to label something as ‘weird’ or ‘abnormal’? What makes us feel entitled to do so in the first place? This film may not answer these questions, but it will certainly get you thinking about them.”
“Upon careful examination, I have determined that I’m fulfilling all of the requirements listed in the training pyramid, and Santa, because you might not be familiar with this whole dressage thing, let me explain.” A letter to Santa, straight from the horse’s mouth.