One of the most important issues concerning your endurance horse is safety. Safety for you, your horse, and others. These things come first. Before you ride, before you attend a competition, before you hit the endurance trail.
Follow these helpful links and study up on having a safe experience.
linked article: source document http://www.horsechannel.com/horse-training/unsafe-mistakes-we-make-around-horses.aspx
linked article: source document http://www.aerc.org/static/upload/Safety_Etiquette.pdf
linked article: source document http://enduranceridestuff.com/blog/2009/06/lets-talk-horse-bucket-safety/
(protecting trails and our environment) linked article: source document http://www.treadlightly.org/tread-lightlys-tips-for-responsible-horseback-riding/?gclid=CO7JzaCqnMkCFZQjgQodXZID6g
linked article: source document http://www.auburnendurancecapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/TrailEtiquetteManual.rev_.12.18.13.pdf
linked article: source doument http://endurance101andbeyond.com/trail-etiquette/
As a rider you may not be new to horses. Maybe you are just new to endurance. Tips in the articles provided will assist you in having a pleasant ride camp and competition experience.