We haven't worked with Phebes since August 3!!! Other than trailer loading I've just not had time for myself. Was planning to ride today, but after push mowing the yard I was too whipped to do it. Doug had to work today, and I didn't want him to have to worry over the grass this weekend, so did it myself. My hope is that tomorrow morning I can brush Phebes real good, do some ground work, and then do some schooling exercises. I'd like to get her transitioning from walk, trot, canter, and back down to trot, walk, and whoa. We haven't done nearly enough work on that, so while Cree is laid off for lameness, it will give us an opportunity to tweak things that need tweaking! We aren't sure about Cree, he has no heat, no swelling, and no tenderness other than the bulbs of his heel on the right rear. Wonder if he somehow bruised it deep? We have him on stall rest tonight, and he had a bute tablet with his "glop" (beet pulp, triple crown, mash) this evening.
I sure hope that my life calms down for a little while. For me, emotional stuff is just exhausting. I envy people who can just suck it up, and not be too affected by worry over others. A cup of decaf.....and I'm crashing for the night. ~E.G.
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