We trotted slow, we trotted fast, we galloped up hills and across flats. No nicks, no rubs. The boots are causing problems at speed. She paddles front and hind and I think that the extra bulk of the boot is causing interference problems that would not normally happen. Can we possibly do Corydon bare...I know there will be some rock, but how much rock is the question? About the time I think I'm liking the boots, something happens.
We did have a nice ride though. She did her one mile around the trotting track, cantered the field and the ridge line, and up the field to home, trotted up all the hills and walked the downhills. Horse still won't drink until you stick a hose in her mouth.
Puddin' sure looks good. All lean muscle, bright eyes, and shiny coat. 18 years old now, barefoot, beautiful arabian. Will be hard to give her up and start over next year. ~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