She just had no go, kept wanting to quit on me. When I did get her moving out she wasn't off or anything. It is hot again today and humid again. We are still having saddle fitting issues. I just can't seem to get that darned pommel up high enough. Will have to dig around and see if I have any more neoprene. It started out alright but once the pad compressed it went sinking down again.
Loaded Puddin' in the new trailer today. After a short hesitation we went right on in and stood in her tying up spot. She came out nice and relaxed, it is going to be a good thing that nice big door!
Puddin' did give me a nice gallop up the field on the way home. Controlled, easy gallop, progress...now if I can just get her back into the groove again with moving out at the trot in a sustained manner. She was doing so good! 6 miles at a stretch. Guess we can all have a bad day, today was hers.
Horses are chowing down at the barn, need to check on them. ~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