Phebes is very light to the right, and very heavy on the bridle to the left. We walked and trotted today and she was fine, just some pretty stiff steering to the left. I'm going to try working with that on the ground some more, and then follow through under saddle. My best riding buddy Barb is going to come out and help me so I have back up when I try to canter Phebes. I've had a terrible time getting up the nerve to do this, and until I get past it, I'm stuck! I thought she did pretty well though. I've not had any trouble getting her stopped so far. The test will be stopping speeded up. I do like she's catching on to the backup.
Showers expected tomorrow, so I reckon she'll get a day off.
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