We have had a few intermittent days of sunshine, partial sunshine. The round pen has dried up except for one small area which she and I are doing pretty well to avoid.
Session #1: Is this the horse I trained all last summer??? Can't possibly be the same horse. This has to be the wild ANIMAL that I sent to a trainer two years ago? Where did my trained horse go? Bucking, kicking, and squealing the flavor of the day ***morbid depressed granny sigh***.
Session # 2: Not quite so bad as session # 1, only tried to take my head off about half the time. Wind was blowing and she was acting much the same as the day she deposited me on my head.
Session #3: I'm starting to make some headway. She at least joined up for a little bit, until the grass enticed her and she again blew off my leadership. Back at it again and finally got her to join up and follow. She is backing up with a hand signal now. The sun will shine today....and we will work on session #4 this afternoon.
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