Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Minnesota: Horses compete in endurance rides with echoes of the Pony Express

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Andrew Link / alink@postbulletin.com

PRESTON - Riders and their horses rode through Forestville State Park this weekend in endurance rides reminiscent of the Pony Express of the 1860s.

The rides involved 50- and 25-mile contests — marathon horseback riding through the woods — but it wasn’t just about how far or how fast a horse could go.

It was also about stamina and conditioning. At the end of their first loop through the shaded park, the horses would stop at camp for a vet check...

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