Don't know if that is good or bad, but she was really off last week. Just kind of feeling my way along to see how she is doing. We rode a slow 5 miles, trotted a couple of stretches, and galloped the field on the way home. She seemed fine, plenty forward. None of the hesitation of last week. I wonder if she was having some low grade tendonitis or maybe a mild muscle pull as most of her hesitation was on the downhill. She's moving downhill pretty freely now. I'll just start back increasing her work load and see how she does. It would be a shame to mess things up this close to her first ride date. The old girl really gives all she has. 18 and only been under saddle for 2 1/2 years, she gets all A+++ in my book, finish or no finish.
Phebes did her best to kill the stray kitten some person dropped off here. It made the mistake of getting in "her" lot. ****sigh**** Who needs a guard dog, I have Phebes. The cat had the presence of mind to run for its life. Good thing...~Endurance Granny
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