Phebes is sometimes just a "turd". I was setting up barrels last evening to work on soft turns around them with her. She bit me! Thought that behavior was long gone ***sigh***. So back to the round pen we went for a little work on the respect issues. Then back out in the riding arena (front fenced lot, no pretty arena here guys) to work on bending around barrels. She was nice and soft with her turns, light on the bridle and responsive to my leg. Trotted her around a few, but had a lot of mare ears going on, so I will need to work the trot some more in the round pen where the area is a bit more confined in case of a melt down. Then I rode her out to the end of the grassy pasture which is fenced. Want to start getting the idea in her head that she is to look to me for leadership, not the other horses. Made about four trips back and forth, and she got better each time. First trip she acted like she wanted to spin around, second trip she let out a squeal of displeasure, third and fourth she was fine, and was able to whoa and stand still and relax.
If all goes well today, the plan is another trail ride this evening on our back acreage. ~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