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
August 19, 2007
One problem solved, but a new worse problem
By tweaking the padding in my Skito pad I think I've got the saddle lifted off the withers enough to not be a problem anymore. However at the gallop she is interfering and hitting one hind pastern hard. It was nicked and bleeding. She wasn't wearing boots tonight so I can't blame it on that. She paddles bad on the back, I guess I'm gonna have to find some kind of protective boots to put on her hind legs. Can't have her whacking herself up. Terribly hot and humid here again (Indiana) I was covered in sweat and she was dripping when we got home from 6 more miles. We had four wheelers out on the trail tonight to deal with and I'm sorry but I HATE THOSE BLASTED THINGS. So we had to get off trail and wait and keep our ears tuned to where they were coming from. I think Puddin' needs a few days off. Will try riding again maybe Wednesday after she's had some rest.