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How to Build Endurance in Your Performance Horse in 4 Easy Tips

Not sure HOW to build endurance in your performance horse? Are you questioning whether you really need to? Let’s set the scene: You’ve packed, prepped, practiced, and prayed. Now it’s your turn to make your run. You do your part, have great hand placement, and stay balanced in the saddle. Your horse knows their cues and handles the ground well. But when you round the last barrel and head for home, your trusty steed seems to run out of fuel shortly after turning the third barrel. You lean up and urge with a smooch and a few kicks. Maybe even encourage with an over-under tucked away for such a time. 

But still, nothing gives. Each stride leaves a touch of disappointment as you know this is NOT as fast as your horse can go.