We rode again last night, and Phebes was a bit of a pill...we survived, but I thought today I need to encourage my leadership with some ground work reinforcement. So I didn't ride today. We did some "horse ballet" and yielding exercises. We went hiking the trails and I discovered that from the ground she crosses her logs very ho hum, no leaping, no jumping. So I am communicating something while in the saddle that she percieves as J-U-M-P! Now to figure that out????
Friday will bring Denny Taylor a Frank Bell Certified horse trainer to work on the trailer loading issue. He's to spend the day. I've never been able to hang in there that long with her. So cross your fingers and say a little prayer for me and my horse. That the training goes well, she is able to walk in, and relax!
Phebes is really afraid of strangers now, so I hope it goes well. ~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