Found a tack shop while in Columbus Indiana and picked up one of those new breed english saddle pads. It is the nonslip with the bubbles and air holes. It also had a little extra padding along the bar and panel area where the saddle will sit. Got a good deal on it. Wish they would have had black, but looks like we will be doing fushia *LOL*
Think Chris and her friend David are doing a ride this weekend....wishing them luck.
Worked both Puddin' and Phebes today. Puddin' did really well, remember most of the lesson, probably better than I did. Posting was amazing when I had it right, awkward when I didn't. But at least I can tell the difference now. Phebes started catching on to using leg cues also, and she seems much more sensitive than Puddin', but I find sensitive to = responsive when the training is said and done. I do not like a dull horse. Want some pep in their step and a sparkle in their eye.
I was so depressed that my riding season was ended, but I feel now like we can use the winter to become "better", and then hit the trails again come spring. Can't wait for the saddle to show up, get a girth and give it a try. I wonder how different it will feel? Riding english vs. western?
Hug your horse, they are likely or should be a best friend. ~Endurance / Equitation Granny *wink*
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