Hunter Trail 2 Days Running - Fitness

Helga1980

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HELP
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A slight diary up-cock has led to me being committed to doing 2 different Hunter Trails on following days.

The Saturday is a 2'9 class over 2 miles, up to height but nice and flowing. The Sunday is 3' over 1 1/2 miles but quite twisty and technical (he was also supposed to be running in the 2' 6 team class on the Sunday as well but suspect that 3 classes in 2 days is unfair).

M is at a reasonably level of fitness at the moment and have a month from this weekend (just gone) to make sure he's ready to go.

* Am I asking to much doing HT's 2 days running?
* What can I do between now and then to ensure he's as prepared as possible?

I ride 6 days a week for an hour but can give more time if needed, we have a fair number of hills around us and access to suitable surface to do some canter work.

Thanks for your advice.
 

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Often do 2 classes (pairs and indiv) at the same hunter trial so 2 on 2 days should be ok as long as horse is super fit and you are sympathetic. Can you get early time on 1st day and late on 2nd?
 

Helga1980

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Thanks all - now I just need to figure out how to ensure M is super-fit in 3 1/2 weeks time. I woudl call him fit now but not sure about super fit!
 
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