Discipline: LD/Endurance, CMO, Trail Rider, Cartoonist, Writer, Co-Director/ Green Bean Endurance
Favorite Links for training, gear, and memberships!
- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
- HOW TO CMO
- What is CMO?
- Old Dominion Endurance Rides
- Renegade Hoof Boots
- Riding vs. Racing a discussion with the Duck.
- Trumbull Mountain's INTRO TO ENDURANCE RIDING
- Principles of Conditioning
- Conditioning the endurance horse by SERA
- Short Article: Feeding & Training the Endurance Horse
- Feeding the Endurance Horse, Swedish Author
- Preventing Dehydration In the Endurance Horse, Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association
- Jim Holland's fantastic training links here!
- South Eastern Distance Rider's Association
March 27, 2007
Ground Work Yesterday and Back Under Saddle Today
The round pen is again dry enough to safely work with Phebes. Yesterday we concentrated on ground work again. Especially her yielding her head with lighter and lighter pressure on the halter. It paid off today. Put her under saddle again at the walk. We worked on walking and steering, and I swear she's following the feel really well with the use of a side pull. We walked 3/4 of a mile in the round pen, changing directions often. Practiced her "whoa" which she does but she's kind of slow to catch the cue yet, and she backed up nice with three gentle tries. This all says I'M DOING SOMETHING RIGHT. I'm so thankful that Puddin's saddle is fitting her. I'd feel safer with a horn at this point though as Puddin's is an endurance saddle with no horn, so no emergency holding on place. Thus far I've not needed it. She's been really really quiet. Not as forward as I'd like, but we'll work on that. Today I feel happy and blessed to have taken her as far as I've got, by myself. It feels GOOD. ~Endurance Granny